2011 Audi S4 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2011 Audi S4 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1443433
 Internal NHTSA #11065848
 ManufacurerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2011
 File date26/01/18
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI was exiting off of the interstate and the car began to sputter. I had to cut 3 cars off to pull onto to the shoulder, where the car continued to lose power and eventually died. A gearbox malfunction warning light came on, but said it was still safe to drive. I was able to get me car into park and start . After sitting for a few minutes i went on my way, however, the car sputtered again out of 1st gear but smoothed out once i got going. The light remained on the remainder of the trip but didnt come back on the next morning. I called audi usa to explain what happened and they acted like they never heard of such a thing happening and said it was okay to drive. I have only had this car for 6 months and that gearbox malfunction has now happened 3 times, the latest of which almost caused an accident. I have called a couple mechanics, including a local audi dealership, and have been informed that its a bad mechatronics unit and that it is extremely common for my particular year, model and type (there is a tsb for it). Worst of all, it will cost me $5000 + to repair. I bought this car 6 months ago from a large, well respect dealership as a certified pre-owned, with 75,000 miles. I also purchased an extended warranty that will not cover it. Im not sure what to do.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure80000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateGREENWOOD, IN
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase12/08/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed30
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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