Multi-Link Suspension Components May Wear Prematurely on Audi A4

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
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Lots of noise over bumps and clunks when applying brakes. Lower rear control arms worn. Replace to fix
control arm bushing worn and require replacement of upper/lower control arms
control arm bushing worn and require replacement of upper/lower control arms
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...
rough riding. having struts replaced.