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chris

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May 21, 2007
 

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I have a 2006 A4 2.0T that burns 1 to 1.5 quarts of oil every 5000 miles. My dealership says its normal, but everybody else say noway. Anyone else having problems or is this normal?
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May 29, 2007
 
Mine does the same. I have to top it up every 3000kms with a litre (between oil changes). This is because Audis use a thin synthetic oil, not like the old mineral oils we used in cars years ago. You probably should get an oil change every 5000 miles to protect against oil sludge build-up
Luke help me decide

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Jul 10, 2007
 
I am thinking of buying a used Audi A4 2000-2002 model. The asking price is $10,000-12,000. The miles range from 85,000-115,000. Is this a good buy? How do these cars hold up when they get past 90K miles? Do they have a lot of mechanical problems and is it expensive to fix them? I am 22 and just got a good job so I want to buy a NICE used car,, is this a good car to buy?
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Jul 23, 2007
 
Hi everyone, I have an Audi 2004 A4. I recently moved and I can't find my owner's manual. What oil type does it use?
eddie

Orange Park, FL

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Aug 16, 2007
 

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full synth 10w 30 Mobel 1 is good
regina

Mississauga, Canada

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Dec 19, 2007
 
I have 2006 Audi, my dealership said it is normal that car burns oil every 7,000km. I insisted to check an engine. It was found that turbal has failed and must be replaced. Unfortunately the same failure happened again in 8,000km. My car has only 23,000km
Peter

Feeding Hills, MA

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Feb 10, 2008
 
chris wrote:
I have a 2006 A4 2.0T that burns 1 to 1.5 quarts of oil every 5000 miles. My dealership says its normal, but everybody else say noway. Anyone else having problems or is this normal?
Hi Chris,
I have the same problem and I have ben going back and forth with Audi and the dealer. This is my 2nd 2.0, a 2007 A4 and the 1st one a 2005, did not burn any oil...
I have 16K on this one and 9 months left before; I turn it in after 2 year lease or buy and no way am I buying this thing.
Audi is brushing me off they told me 1 quart every 6000 is normal, mine burned like 2-2 1/2 between 5000 and 11,000... Now at 1300 miles since the 15 k service, I have already burned at least a 1/2, quart if not more...
The dealer also told me " they don't burn after 15,000 " ya right ! I told Audi if this thing still burns and you can't fix it I am calling a lawyer !
Peter
AUDI DEALER

Bossier City, LA

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Feb 11, 2008
 

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eddie wrote:
full synth 10w 30 Mobel 1 is good
This guy obviously doesn't know what he is talking about. The correct oil is 5 w 40 full synthetic, any brand will do. Any other grade of oil could cause problems down the road.
RICARDO

Virginia Beach, VA

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Mar 13, 2008
 
HI CLAUDIA,
USE CASTROL 10/30 IT SHOULD BE GOOD FOR YOU AUDI
Peter

Feeding Hills, MA

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No burning,

It was blowing excess oil out the tail pipes and out the drain plug, blew the drain plug gasket that is too, it was a defective ' crankcase breather valve ', beware people of this....

The trouble is why did it take them over 4 months to figure this out !?

A friend who races A4's at Limerock told me; " synthetic oil is very hard to burn anyway "... I should has smelled a big dead blowfish fish there !

So far so good, over 2000 miles since service and all's quiet no burning...

Peter
Peter

Feeding Hills, MA

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Apr 25, 2008
 
I was wrong again !

In 4000 miles dipstick is below 1/2 mark indicating some real oil burning and I have had enough !

I called Audi and retained a Lawyer...

My advice, do not buy a VW or Audi with 2.0 engine, you may get the problem !

I have NEVER seen a new car, burn oil like an old bomb by the way !

As far as Audi is concerned, I want the; engine replaced, torn apart and fixed, car replaced or lease terminated, they have 4 choices or I enact Connecticut's ' lemon ' law.....

Now its up to lawyers because of incompetence right...

Peter
Junior

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May 9, 2008
 
I have the same problem. I have a 2007 Audi A4 2.0 and have had to take my car in to have it checked because of the low oil light coming on at 1500 miles, 3000 miles and again at 4900 miles. The dealership checked each time and could find nothing wrong with it. The last time (at 4900) miles, they replaced my engine. Well, now I have a little over 4000 miles on the new engine and I have a low oil light again. It's been at the dealership for 3 days. I'm curious as to if you have an update to your situation and what if anything you decided to do legally.
Peter wrote:
I was wrong again !
In 4000 miles dipstick is below 1/2 mark indicating some real oil burning and I have had enough !
I called Audi and retained a Lawyer...
My advice, do not buy a VW or Audi with 2.0 engine, you may get the problem !
I have NEVER seen a new car, burn oil like an old bomb by the way !
As far as Audi is concerned, I want the; engine replaced, torn apart and fixed, car replaced or lease terminated, they have 4 choices or I enact Connecticut's ' lemon ' law.....
Now its up to lawyers because of incompetence right...
Peter
Peter

Feeding Hills, MA

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May 9, 2008
 
Junior wrote:
I have the same problem. I have a 2007 Audi A4 2.0 and have had to take my car in to have it checked because of the low oil light coming on at 1500 miles, 3000 miles and again at 4900 miles. The dealership checked each time and could find nothing wrong with it. The last time (at 4900) miles, they replaced my engine. Well, now I have a little over 4000 miles on the new engine and I have a low oil light again. It's been at the dealership for 3 days. I'm curious as to if you have an update to your situation and what if anything you decided to do legally.
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No Junior !

Audi called the other day and they said they checked with engineers in Germany ( so they say...) and with dealer they say; this is all with in normal parameters...

This is my 3rd A4 a 1.8 T and 2.0 a 2005.5 and I got rid of the last one, 6 months early at 13,500, cause the 07' was a better deal ! Neither did not burn a drop. I told Audi how can it be normal with a new car at the time, 9000 miles to burn oil like and old bomb ?? Synthetic mind you. They and Audi have jerked me around for over 6 months with this and I'm sick of it.

My lawyer says its cheaper this way for Audi than, let alone admitting a mistake, but replacing the engine would probably cost way more than 10,000 $...

The settlement can be any where from 4000.00 to 10,000.00 with anywhere from 2000.00 to 1/3 for a legal fee, so...

Let me know if you need help. They're a nationwide firm too and they're 99 % sure, I have a case !

This is what I get for buying Audi's over BMW, last call Audi-VW no more cars for you !

Peter
Beth

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May 23, 2008
 
Hello,

I have a 2008 2.0 A4 Audi. After driving 2,000 miles in my brand new Audi my oil light came on. I took it to the Audi dealer and they said the oil was low but this was normal. Then about 4,000 miles my oil light came on again. Well what do you know my oil is low again. They topped off my oil and sent me on my way. Not again!!!! At 9,800 miles my oil is low agin. I have been going back and forth over the situation with Audi. They claim The oil consumption issuei is because of the way the synethic oil burns. This is my 3rd car with syntheic I never had this problem in the past. Today the corprate office told me that I go Thru so much oil due to the race car design style of the Audi 2.0 engine.

Born Yesterday,

Beth
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Hi Chris,
I have the same problem and I have ben going back and forth with Audi and the dealer. This is my 2nd 2.0, a 2007 A4 and the 1st one a 2005, did not burn any oil...
I have 16K on this one and 9 months left before; I turn it in after 2 year lease or buy and no way am I buying this thing.
Audi is brushing me off they told me 1 quart every 6000 is normal, mine burned like 2-2 1/2 between 5000 and 11,000... Now at 1300 miles since the 15 k service, I have already burned at least a 1/2, quart if not more...
The dealer also told me " they don't burn after 15,000 " ya right ! I told Audi if this thing still burns and you can't fix it I am calling a lawyer !
Peter
Peter

Feeding Hills, MA

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May 28, 2008
 
Beth wrote:
Hello,
I have a 2008 2.0 A4 Audi. After driving 2,000 miles in my brand new Audi my oil light came on. I took it to the Audi dealer and they said the oil was low but this was normal. Then about 4,000 miles my oil light came on again. Well what do you know my oil is low again. They topped off my oil and sent me on my way. Not again!!!! At 9,800 miles my oil is low agin. I have been going back and forth over the situation with Audi. They claim The oil consumption issuei is because of the way the synethic oil burns. This is my 3rd car with syntheic I never had this problem in the past. Today the corprate office told me that I go Thru so much oil due to the race car design style of the Audi 2.0 engine.
Born Yesterday,
Beth
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They have been giving me the run around since November on this and they have told me several different stories all along and I should have figured they were just tall tales... Matter of fact in reading these blogs, I can see similar happens to most people a different story every time you go to the dealer...

I like the one about; ' a race car engine technology '!
Jennifer

Seattle, WA

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Jun 3, 2008
 
Peter wrote:
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Hi Chris,
I have the same problem and I have ben going back and forth with Audi and the dealer. This is my 2nd 2.0, a 2007 A4 and the 1st one a 2005, did not burn any oil...
I have 16K on this one and 9 months left before; I turn it in after 2 year lease or buy and no way am I buying this thing.
Audi is brushing me off they told me 1 quart every 6000 is normal, mine burned like 2-2 1/2 between 5000 and 11,000... Now at 1300 miles since the 15 k service, I have already burned at least a 1/2, quart if not more...
The dealer also told me " they don't burn after 15,000 " ya right ! I told Audi if this thing still burns and you can't fix it I am calling a lawyer !
Peter
Hi Peter!
I was wondering if you can tell me what Law Firm you are using? I too have a 2007 A4 w/2.0T. I have been consuming at least a quart of oil every 1500 miles and am told it is Normal. I don't think so. I am just fed up with the whole thing. I should have bought a new BMW instead.
Stuck

Arcadia, CA

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Jun 5, 2008
 
I have leased Audi's twice. The first Audi A4,(2003), had oil problems (light always coming on)that I constantly told them about but they pretty much blew it off until the engine froze and needed to be replaced! I think the initial problem started with the oil and turbo. Then they wouldn't fix the car and turned around and blamed me for it and that I would have to replace the engine myself!! Unfortunately, I was getting my oil changed somewhere else so they HAD to pay for it.
Now, I have another Audi A4, 2.0L and the oil light comes on even more!! I should not have to have my oil topped off 3 times before my next oil change. I told the gal to give me a receipt for topping off the oil and she said they would have to charge me if I wanted a receipt. I find that quite interesting. My guess is they don't want it on record and/or that it happens so much, that they don't want to bother with it. So I then told her to note it in my profile. I also noted it in my booklet each time I had to have them top it off.

The service is also horrible. I used to love their service. My husband dropped my car off and was waiting for someone to help him, and he could hear all the different conversations going on. He heard a couple of complaints on the oil problem and another person who was having an issue with their sunroof. He said it was such a joke and how these people don't really know their cars. They come up with standard answers to give to their customers because that's about all they can do. They don't seem to know what's going on with their product!!

Annoying. So basically, I doubt I will be getting an Audi my third time around. It's too bad because I really do love their design!
Annie

Salt Lake City, UT

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May I join the club? I have a 2008 Audi A4 2.0T that I bought back in October 07. I have since had in to the dealership 3x for low oil and I took it to my neighborhood shop 1x also for low oil. It seems to go about 2,000 miles before oil light comes on and all the dealership will do is top off the oil, do a 1,000 mile consumption test and send me on my way. I have asked many times to either have it repaired or replace the car and all they say is that they have to follow Audi rules. So here is what I did today: I wrote letters to Audi North America (Marc Trahan, Director of After Sales and Reinhard Fischer, Director of Sales, Planning & Distribution) Audi AG (Germany) Johan de Nusschen, Executive VP, Office of the Attorney General (Maryland), Maryland MVA (they license dealerships)and I sent a copy to the dealership. Save all service receipts and send them, too. On the back of your new car contract, it says that you must send the letter certified/return receipt and before the car hits 15,000 miles. By the way, the dealership keeps trying to get me to drive as much as I can between consumption tests so that they won't have to replace the car (they don't have to after 15,000). My neighborhood shop says it could be the main seal in the turbo - they suggest I call the area rep and have him meet me at another dealership to have the car checked out. Maybe another dealership will be more accomodating. I hope this may help someone.
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Jun 14, 2008
 
Annie wrote:
May I join the club? I have a 2008 Audi A4 2.0T that I bought back in October 07. I have since had in to the dealership 3x for low oil and I took it to my neighborhood shop 1x also for low oil. It seems to go about 2,000 miles before oil light comes on and all the dealership will do is top off the oil, do a 1,000 mile consumption test and send me on my way. I have asked many times to either have it repaired or replace the car and all they say is that they have to follow Audi rules. So here is what I did today: I wrote letters to Audi North America (Marc Trahan, Director of After Sales and Reinhard Fischer, Director of Sales, Planning & Distribution) Audi AG (Germany) Johan de Nusschen, Executive VP, Office of the Attorney General (Maryland), Maryland MVA (they license dealerships)and I sent a copy to the dealership. Save all service receipts
and send them, too. On the back of your new car contract, it says that you must send the letter certified/return receipt and before the car hits 15,000 miles. By the way, the dealership keeps trying to get me to drive as much as I can between consumption tests so that they won't have to replace the car (they don't have to after 15,000). My neighborhood shop says it could be the main seal in the turbo - they suggest I call the area rep and have him meet me at another dealership to have the car checked out. Maybe another dealership will be more accomodating. I hope this may help someone.
Annie sure welcome! Read our blogs and contact the Kahn a Asociates people like I did, some of us will. The more people we get maybe our settlement will turn to one of those class action thingy's !

Good luck

Peter
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Jun 14, 2008
 
We have a 2005.5 and a 2007 A4 in the garage and neither burns oil excessively.

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