Multi-Link Suspension Components May Wear Prematurely on Audi A4

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.

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Average mileage: 89,221 (40,000–138,327)
15 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
22 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
2005 Audi A495,000
control arm bushing worn and require replacement of upper/lower control arms
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1998 Audi A4138,327
Lots of noise over bumps and clunks when applying brakes. Lower rear control arms worn. Replace to fix
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2004 Audi A4102,000
control arm bushing worn and require replacement of upper/lower control arms
2005 Audi A475,000
same problem but cannot locate noise
At 85'000 miles had to exchange one of the drive shafts, at 95000 the other side drive shaft as well! Way too early! Car started shaking on acceleration...
2006 Audi A440,000
rough riding. having struts replaced.
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