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Guy

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#475
Jun 28, 2011
 
I have a 2011 A4. I love the car, but it burns oil.
Does anyone have this problem on the new models?
Guy

Denville, NJ

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#476
Jun 28, 2011
 
I have a 2011 A4--love the car, but it burns oil.
Does anyone have same problem with new 2011 models?
LM Scotch Plains NJ

Jersey City, NJ

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#477
Jul 12, 2011
 
Guy wrote:
I have a 2011 A4--love the car, but it burns oil.
Does anyone have same problem with new 2011 models?
yes I have the same problem.. Ask your dealer to do an oil consumption test. You might need to push a little to get this done. If they refuse call Audi customer care directly. that is what I had to do the first time.. now they are more receptive. This is my second oil test after raising hell.. they flush out the turbo on the first test and that work but for a short time. They just replaced some seals, crank shaft, etc and doing another oil test. My car is now in some pilot that Audi is running to try to fix the issue. Good Luck.
Art

Sterling Heights, MI

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#478
Jul 29, 2011
 
Hi ! I own now ( leased for 3 yrs ) an A4 of 2008 and had the same problems . I went to the dealership and I heard the same story . I wonder if somebody with the same problem solved it and how ? I keep buying this 5 qrts jugs and top the oil anytime the light comes up . Hope everything is going to be ok . For sure I do agree with all you . Tx for your opinions . Keep writing .
Lizzie Tenafly NJ

Brooklyn, NY

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#479
Aug 7, 2011
 
I have a leased 2009 Audi 4 2.0 and have experienced the same oil problem. I have never had this problem with a car. Before I read the above comments, I had considered buying this car but am now reconsidering. Has anyone with a 2010 or 2011 had this issue?
G_Fan

Seymour, CT

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#480
Aug 8, 2011
 
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?
My wife's 2008 A4 has the same problem. I've brought it in to Audi twice for this problem. First time..."couldn't find anything." 2nd time..."Bad breather"... repaced on warranty. Took it in again today and a new svc guy said, "It's normal." I told him if that's the case why doesn't Audi include that in their manual... i.e. "You may burn a quart of oil every 3k miles". No answer - so they're doing an oil consumption test gratis. Btw - my family has had 5 Audi A4s since 2002 and this is the only one with a problem. Also - the oil is changed every 5k miles and we only use synthetic. I always service with the dealer, who has been great up until today's "it's normal" statement.
LM - NJ

Jersey City, NJ

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#481
Aug 9, 2011
 
Art wrote:
Hi ! I own now ( leased for 3 yrs ) an A4 of 2008 and had the same problems . I went to the dealership and I heard the same story . I wonder if somebody with the same problem solved it and how ? I keep buying this 5 qrts jugs and top the oil anytime the light comes up . Hope everything is going to be ok . For sure I do agree with all you . Tx for your opinions . Keep writing .
Audi has a pilot to try to fix the issue. My car is in this pilot. I think only because I drove them nuts complaining. Not just to the dealer(they do nothing) but to Audi customer care. They have had my car for 2 weeks. Hopefully when I get it back the end of this week it will be in better shape. Check with the dealer in your area or Audi. Good luck
Daniel Maran

Melbourne, Australia

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#482
Aug 10, 2011
 
Hi there everybody,

I am really sorry to hear all your troubles regarding these awesome looking cars but...

I am yet to buy an Audi but i have been dreaming of owning one for quite some time but as i am from Australia they are quite expensive to buy a new one so i can only afford a 2003.
I have read all your interesting posts regarding oil burning up and having to top up your audi engines after every 2-3000 miles.
I am interested in buying an 2003 Audi B6 A4 wagon with a 2.0 litre unleaded engine. The car has 175000km on the clock, if that has any relivents... I understand the T signifys Turbo, as in 2.0T Which this version i am interested in, is NOT...
Is the burning up of oil in these engines only related to the turbo spec engine or are the same problems occuring in the standard 2.0L unleaded engine???
Anybody that can help me with any knowledge with this , would be greatly appreciated ...

Dan.
Cal B

Waterdown, Canada

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#483
Aug 18, 2011
 
LM Scotch Plains NJ wrote:
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yes I have the same problem.. Ask your dealer to do an oil consumption test. You might need to push a little to get this done. If they refuse call Audi customer care directly. that is what I had to do the first time.. now they are more receptive. This is my second oil test after raising hell.. they flush out the turbo on the first test and that work but for a short time. They just replaced some seals, crank shaft, etc and doing another oil test. My car is now in some pilot that Audi is running to try to fix the issue. Good Luck.
hey guys, this 2011 A4 sedan is my 3rd Audi.(2004 A4 avante 1.8T, 2008 A4 avante 2.0T) all cars have been great cars to drive!! The 1.8T had oil sludge issues and had to be repaired @ 96000 km's. Audi was great about it. The 2008... had no problems. This 2011 2.0T is a beauty,, have 22000 km's, and am about to have new rings & pistons done!!! Been burning oil since around 7-8000 km's. BUT, my dealership has been nothing short of incredible. Each time I mentioned low oil light, they said come in, we will top up.(no charge) Once I had been there a few times, they said, ok, we need to look into this further. Oil consumption test completed, and they have piston & rings on order. I am not impressed that any car can have these kinds of issues this early in it's km life, but I have been very impressed with dealerships efforts. I have 2 friends that I sent to this dealership, one bought a 2011 A5 they other a 2011 A4 avante, both with the 2.0T, they have the same problems, not as drastic as mine, but they tell me that they are having the consumption test completed next week.
I am unaware of this pilot program, but that's not to say that my car isn't part of it!! I will ask when I drop of for repairs.
I truly hope that this works out for all of us, as these cars are a real joy to own.
JHudson

Birmingham, AL

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#484
Aug 23, 2011
 
I have an Audi A4 2.0 T and guess what???? Same deal!! Uses about a quart every 3,000 miles or so. What the crap!!!
Jerry 08536 Plainsboro N

Iselin, NJ

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#485
Aug 23, 2011
 
2007 A4T
- Oil problems started at ~ 35K miles
- Had New rings
- Just had engine replaced at 50k miles!
- Dealer has been very good.
- Have about 4k on new engines. Consumption appears OK. Oil still very dark!
RacerPups_OH

Chagrin Falls, OH

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#486
Aug 26, 2011
 
My wife's 2007 A4 was burning about one quart of oil every 1k to 1.2k miles. Keep in mind we Love this car, our third A4. We bought the car used (Audi Certified Pre-Owned) with about 24k miles. We complained about the oil from the start and were told it was normal. 45k miles on the car and since it's my wife's car I seldom drive or even ride in it but I'm going up a hill and it lags, the valves rattle and a CLOUD of white smoke pours out of the exhaust. My wife said that's happened to her a few times on a hill or accelerating entering the freeway. We take it in and they do the oil consumption test. We fail.(Did I mention we've been complaining for 20k miles?) Finally, they say the official Audi fix is new Piston Rings. It's too soon to tell if this is the "Fix" but I guess white smoke billowing out of the car was bad advertizing?
BTW, I'd put up with one quart of oil between oil changes but not every 1k or even 2k miles. Unofficially I was told Audi is pushing the envelope with the piston rings in an effort to get better and better gas milage. The less friction the better the milage but the better the chance there will be oil consumption issues.
Michelle

Boynton Beach, FL

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#487
Sep 5, 2011
 
Same issue, surprise. I own a 2010 A4 2.0t CVT with 12k miles that I leased in May 2010. Two weeks ago I had to add a quart of oil and now the oil level in the MMI shows halfway down the range when it showed nearly full after I added the quart. I previously owned a 2002 A6 2.7t with 80k miles and I NEVER had an issue with oil consumption. Thank goodness I only leased this car.... I love Audi but I am not happy.
marianne

Larvik, Norway

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#488
Sep 6, 2011
 
I have a 2002 audi a4 1,8t quattro , 174.000 km. I love my car... But there has been some problems. Now the oil lamp is on, yellow light. Only 6000 km since last service. No oil left. Same happend this winter. The mechanics said tatt I may have to replace the turbo. 15.000 norwegian kr.. :-(
Chris

Gilbert, AZ

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#489
Sep 7, 2011
 
After all the comments about law suits and such.. Has anyone actually read the owners manual, it says the car will consume oil. This is where I stoped complaining to the service department. Im somewhat ok with the $5-10 I spend on oil a month.. It's the 3 sets of brakes, 2 sets of tires and the $600-1k service bills that bother me.

The car is great to drive but Im not sure I'll be getting another one when I hit 100k miles next year.
Joseph

Scarborough, Canada

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#490
Sep 17, 2011
 
I have an a4 2009 2 litre engine. Sounds like a diesel but it is gas. Constant consistently worsening noise since 70000 k. Told it was winter tires. They have been off for the summer. Bearings in front wheels replaced, alternator and noise is still bad. Any suggestions?
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#491
Sep 18, 2011
 
AUDI DEALER wrote:
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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.
5w 30 full synthetic is the audi prefered oil
mahimahi

San Jose, CA

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#492
Sep 18, 2011
 
I also have a 2006 a3 2.0T that I really want to like. Beside having two $600+ service work on known issues right after warranty expires (intake flapper- part of technical service bulletin) I accept these issues as this is the first year of the new 2.0T motor. But the 1qt every 2k oil burning really makes me mad. Not sure if it will pass CA smog next year. If it doesn't then I'm screwed. Right now I'm hesitant to refer anyone to buy an Audi because of this. This is Audi stupidity to risk losing their customer base due to poor quality assurance. Has anyone had issue passing CA smog due to oil burning issue?
IndyDog

New Canaan, CT

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#493
Sep 21, 2011
 
My wife has a 2005 A4 2.0 and burns oil just like everyone else's. Face the facts, there was a design flaw at the factory, it's cheaper for Audi to deny and rewrite the manual to state that oil consumption is normal than to recall a million engines.

So far the car has been flawless for 90k and I know models that have higher mileage. It cracks me up when someone comes on here stating that they have over 100,000k and are complaining about oil consumption. As long as it lasts and gives decent performance then an extra quart every now and then is ok.

The car has been a joy to own, has run perfectly, looks great, solidly built, and burns oil...I can live with that if we get another 60 out of it.
Steve

Swindon, UK

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#494
Sep 23, 2011
 
Well I have a 13 year old Audi TDI 1.9.
So no warranty issues here.
Lets say this,as they get older these engines soot up badly.EGR valves need cleaning I use carb cleaner.Also take off the manifold reeplace the gaskets.You will be surprised at the amount of gunk you will find,blast everything with carb cleaner.I do know newer Audis diesels have particulate filters on them for emmisions.
Well these things are expensive very expensive.
To all you American folk who want to import one from the UK dont bother with a diesel Audi.
I have had a petrol one which is sooooooo much better than diesel.
And with the prices you guys pay for petrol gas why bother with diesel.What about LPG?????????
Yes mine also burns oil but for all her faults.
Would I sell her no way she is totally reliable cheap to fix Audis are very basic cars so keep everythin clean check all air intake pipes from intecooler through to turbo exhaust take them off get them in the sink and wash them out.
Clean The Maf sensor use a cotton bud with some white spirit clean the sensor in the Maf.
Do these jobs and your Audi will give you years of enjoyment after all thats what Audi will do replace these parts and charge you a fortune.
If it aint broke dont fix it clean it.

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