The Cabriolet convertible top mechanism can fail due to hydraulic fluid leaks. The fluid reservoir is a common failure.
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1996 Audi Cabriolet
1996 Audi Cabriolet Problems
An External oil leak may develop from the valley pan gasket (under the intake manifold) and/or the head gasket.
The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.
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Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create steering alignment problems.
1996 Audi Cabriolet Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DISCHARGE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY UNDER LOW HUMIDITY CONDITIONS CAN ACTIVATE THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG WHEN THE DRIVER ENTERS OR EXITS THE VEHICLE AND FORMS AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BY TOUCHING CERTAIN AREAS OF THE STEERING WHEEL.Learn more »
1996 Audi Cabriolet Questions and Answers
I have a 1996 audi cabriolet that has a rattle noise that seems to be coming from the power steering pump. We replaced it with another used pump but noise is still there. Is there something else in...
the transmission is very sluggish...1st start of the day its fine...2nd start it starts to get hung up and after every stop and go the oil pressure sensor light beeps and flashes..oil pressure sens...
my son just purchased a 96 audi cabriolet convertible, when he purshase, the car he was told that he only needed to replace a relay for the top to function, he has bought relays and fuses but nothi...
We have just started noticing that telltale growling, whining sound and slight pulling and chattering in the steering wheel when making sharp turns. Will adding pentosin hydraulic power steering f...