1999 Audi A4

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1999 Audi A4 Fuel Economy
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1999 Audi A4 Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Engine, Timing Belt and the Ignition Power Stage (4 cylinder engine only). Failure of the Engine is caused because the engine oil gels. When proper maintenance schedules for oil changes are followed, oil gelling should not occur. Audi has issued an 8-year, unlimited mileage, goodwill repair for this condition. Another occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Timing Belt, which will prevent the vehicle from starting. If the Timing Belt breaks while driving, engine damage is likely. Occasional problems on this vehicle, 6-cylinder only, are failures of the Fuel Injectors. The cost to repair the Engine is estimated at $4,775.00 for parts and $845.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Timing Belt is estimated at $62.00 for parts and $260.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Ignition Power Stage is estimated at $386.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. The cost to replaced one Fuel Injector is estimated at $44.00 for the parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Significant Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Antilock Brake (ABS) Control Module. Failure of the ABS Control Module may result in ABS warning indicator illumination. The cost to replace the ABS Control Module is estimated at $2,228.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Starter, Timing Belt and Ignition Coil. Failures of the Starter, Timing Belt and Ignition Coil apply to the 4 cylinder engine only. Failures of the Starter, Timing Belt and Ignition Coil may prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to repair the Starter is estimated at $238.48 for parts and $130.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Timing Belt is estimated at $65.00 for parts and $260.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Ignition Coil is estimated at $65.07 for parts and $45.00 for labor. All estimates are based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Accessories

Significant Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the Air Bag Control Module. Failure of the Air Bag Control Module applies to 4-cylinder engines only. The cost to replace the Air Bag Control Module is estimated at $880 for parts and $130 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Overall

3 out of 5 3 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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