Audi A4 2000 bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - HOSE
040612/13/200410011880Coolant leak at oil cooler hoses. *tt2005-02-03
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
17 08 0303/11/200817 08 0410024407Engine oil pressure too low - engine flush. *nj updated 4/30/08. *nj2008-04-11
2003658202/26/200710022142Loses power or will not move after stop. *kb2007-07-06
201283305/17/20072012833210021439Engine oil pressure too low - engine flush. *kb2007-04-26
060404/07/200610020721Oil sludge limited warranty extension. *kb2007-01-03
043108/11/2005051510016508Repairs of oil sludge related problems. *tt2005-09-20
040207/26/2005050610015982Engine oil specifications, oil capacity, oil filter. to include audi 24 2006. *tt2005-08-18
042008/01/200410009900Warranty extension covering certain oil sludge related repairs. *tt2004-11-02
040208/31/200410009879Valve cover, diagnosing oil leakage from gaskets. *tt2004-11-01
040308/05/200410009881Low engine oil pressure light is on. audi cabriolet 2004 included. *tt2004-11-01
042008/26/2004043110009876Oil sludge - warranty extension. service circular - warranty. *tt2004-11-01
040108/05/2004040210009880Engine oil specifications, oil capacity, oil filter. *tt this bulletin replaces bulletin 04-01 dated jan. 12, 2004. 2004 cabriolet, audi included. *tt2004-11-01
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
15010205/24/2001150101621505A condition may exist where the engine cranks but will not start. *tt2001-09-25
15010102/13/2001159901619856A condition may exist where the engine may crank but will not start. *tt2001-07-03
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
15D4/JZ08/05/200810026742Audi: internal engine damage resulting from a broken timing belt. if timing belt of vehicle were to break, the engine will not run and may sustain serious internal damage. csc letter was received. *pe2008-12-10
15-D-4-JZ08/05/200810026544Audi: the internal engine damage resulting from a broken timing belt. if the timing belt of vehicle were to break, the engine will not run and may sustain serious internal damage. *pe2008-11-07
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - TURBO-CHARGER
10150807/01/200810026284Audi: csc letter was received for audi model years 2000-2003 a4 and tt. revised maintenance instructions and a warranty extension covering certain timing belt tensioner system related repairs. *pe2008-10-15
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - OTHER FUEL TYPES - TURBO-CHARGER
10150807/01/200810026284Audi: csc letter was received for audi model years 2000-2003 a4 and tt. revised maintenance instructions and a warranty extension covering certain timing belt tensioner system related repairs. *pe2008-10-15
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
050407/20/200510015999Three way catalyst, catalytic efficiency diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) stored in dtc memory. *tt2005-08-18
050207/20/2005050310015576Update programming for catalytic converter system (ic). *tt update. *tt2005-07-29

Audi A4 2000 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
11/10/200695000110/20/2003
 I am an owner of a 2000 a4 1.8t audi. the owner's manual states that the timing belt should be replaced at 105,000 miles and also states that it is a long-lasting belt. i have 95,000 miles on my vehicle and the tensioner and damper failed when i was driving on the highway at a speed of 65 mph; the car just stopped, and i had to navigate through four lanes of heavy traffic to the shoulder in a car with no power- scary and dangerous! the car had to be towed to the mechanic's, and since i was 5 hours away from home, i had to rent a car for the next 12 days while it was being repaired. $3300.00 later, and after two trips up there (10 hours round trip from home) i got my car back and was informed why the whole thing happened (defective parts). the mechanic showed me all the damage that was done-including all 20 broken and twisted valves! apparently, audi knows about these problems, and others have experienced the same thing, but audi has never made any attempt to notify me or other a4 owners of this serious and dangerous problem. this is a finicky car and when the timing belt goes, it also causes significant engine damage, which is very costly to repair. because audi knows of this problem, and has not informed the customers, and because the owner's manual indicates replacement at 105,000 miles, i will adamantly pursue reimbursement from them through their corporate office. i read of one other person on this site who had the exact same problem--if you have also, please post your complaint! *jb
04/05/200540121607/18/2000
 Dt: the contact stated on april 5, 2005 engine started making loud noises. the contact took the vehicle to a local dealership for regular service and inspection, and the dealer found the head gaskets, mass flow sensors, vacuum hoses, intake manifold gaskets, and the throttle body needed to be replaced. repairs were made. four months later the vehicle started making loud noises again. the contact waited another four months before taking the vehicle back to the dealer on december 29, 2005 to have it serviced a second time. this time the dealer discovered the tie rod ends, chain tensioner and the oil coolant lines needed to be replaced. there were never any warning indicators other than the noise indicating a problem. no additional repairs were made. *ak updated 1/25/2006 - *nm
03/04/200562900208/30/2004
 Audi a4 oil sludge problem - low oil pressure, initial repair did not fix it, engine may sieze any day. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
04/11/20081590001
 I have a 2000 audi a4. there was a letter that was mailed to me explaining the defect with the vehicle 2 months after the incident happened. the timing belt on my vehicle broke resulting in severe engine damage. the manufacturer refuses to pay for the damage or fix it. *tr
490001
 Engine light illuminated. took vehicle to dealer, and the light went off. *ak
05/17/20031
 Engine check light has illuminated, dealer put vehicle on computer and the engine check light went off. hour later, it was on again. *ak
05/01/20031
 The epc light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair. the engine control module was replaced. *jb
1
 The vehicle experienced an oil leak. *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
07/10/200594067112/19/2003
 I am an owner of a 2000 a4 1.8t audi. the owners manual states that the timing belt should be replaced at 105,000 miles. i have 94,000 miles on my vehicle and the tensioner failed when i was driving on the highway at a speed of 60 mph. whenever i started investigating my options for repair of the vehicle i was informed that audi has experienced numerous failures due to a problem with this tensioner. audi has never made any attempts in notifying customers that there is a problem and that the tensioner should be replaced before the recommended 105,000 miles as stated in their owners maintenance package. the audi have zero tolerance so whenever a timing belt fails there is significant damage to the head and valves. i was quoted a price of $7,500 to have the vehicle repaired by audi, i choose to take the vehicle to another auto service dealer for repair which cost $4,000. i strongly feel that audi should be responsible for the damage in excess of the required replacement of the belt due to the fact the they were aware of the tensioner problems and the damage if not replaced before what is stated in their owners manual, i believe that they have deceived the customer. *nm
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
08/11/2005108/11/2005
 Dt: 2000 audi a4. the consumer stated there were fumes inside the cab. the consumer spent over $1400 tuning it up and the problem still existed. the consumer read on several websites that this was common for the vehicle. the consumer contacted dealership, but his call was not returned. the consumer has not yet contacted the manufacturer. the consumer started noticing a smell almost immediately after he purchased the vehicle. *ak