Mike

Collingwood, Canada

#575 Oct 8, 2012
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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Hello, I've got an 07' A4 2.0T quattro Avant. 96000kms on it, it uses a litre of oil a week, not leaking, engines noisey also, but not low on oil. Not sure if these engines are normally noisey?....I've also got a 00' Jetta 1.8T, 300000kms....does not use any oil, or very minimal between oil changes. Adding a litre a week to that Audi is a bit insaine I think.
William Burns

Charlotte, NC

#576 Oct 9, 2012
Beth: That's pure bullshit. Get a lawyer in your neck of the woods who handles lemon law cases without delay.
Jill

Caldwell, NJ

#577 Oct 12, 2012
A month ago I purchased a 2010 A4 with 44K miles from a dealer. Today the low oil indicator came on, and after reading posts from various sights about the oil burning issue, I am terrified. I just got rid of my 2006 civic hybrid because I got tired of dealing with the issues on that car....help! Anybody have advise?
anb

Freehold, NJ

#578 Oct 13, 2012
Hold on for a while. I have 80,000 mi on my 2010 and it now burns oil at a rate of 1 qt/500mi. I guess at 100,000 i will have to mount a 55 gallon drum on the roof with an automatic oil feed.
Normal??
Mr Harper

Fort Washington, MD

#579 Nov 6, 2012
I also have a 2008 a4 2.0T, I bought it about 6 months ago. And maybe at 100 miles before the due oil change(5,000 miles) oil light came on. Checked oil added a 1/2 of a quart. My neighbor has the same car but an 07 and they say the same thing is going on with theirs, but worst then mine. Was told it is because of the turbo engine, burns more oil than a normal non turbo vehicle. My mechanic says the same thing!
Jay

United States

#580 Nov 19, 2012
***+Last and final post******I purchased the 2008 certified Pre-owned from Audi in north county San Diego, a Special Edition...CVT FWD 2.0L Turbo....47k miles....after 1200 miles the oil light came on, called Audi, Srv rep said to top off with 5w40. Special turbo oil not in the regular oil section....topped off.....after another 1200 miles I took it in for "oil consumption test" after 3weeks and a loaner car they said they needed to replace the piston rings.....they said the PVC valve was already replaced too.....after 8100 miles oil light came on...I stopped off at Audi and they gave me a free top off....trade it in and said goodbye Audi!!!
Mr Harper wrote:
I also have a 2008 a4 2.0T, I bought it about 6 months ago. And maybe at 100 miles before the due oil change(5,000 miles) oil light came on. Checked oil added a 1/2 of a quart. My neighbor has the same car but an 07 and they say the same thing is going on with theirs, but worst then mine. Was told it is because of the turbo engine, burns more oil than a normal non turbo vehicle. My mechanic says the same thing!
Jay

United States

#581 Nov 21, 2012
Oh...btw I traded the Audi 2008 CPO Special Edition CVT FWD S-line trim in at a different dealership...for a Honda, I'm surprised that Audi would continue on with this Major Problem. Im sure there is a class action lawsuit due to this....from earlier posts...wonder what the turn of events are if any......in the meantime Audi Drivers, Audi dealerships are awaiting for your warranty to go out so they can collect a price for new Piston rings as well as new PVC valve replacement due to faulty rings an Valves somewhere in the Engine.....these Turbos can handle up to 8100 at least before my oil light came on after the new rings were replaced under warranty....hence getting rid of it.....good luck and good night!!!!
dj morland

Huntsville, Canada

#582 Dec 9, 2012
Tom NJ wrote:
Are all you folks kidding? 5000 miles and you complain about one quart of $8.00 sythetic oil? Are you aware of the fact that oil consumption is a normal thing? I have an old British car (35 years old) that uses about a quart of 50 weight racing oil every 500-700 miles! My 2005 Jetta uses about a quart of oil every 1000 miles...no big deal. Not worth suing someone is it? Last thing I heard there is a notation in your manual that suggets letting turbo equipped engines like yours, to cool down for a minute or so. My daughter is complaining now that her A4 used a quart in about 2000 miles. I told her to check it and keep an eye on it. Seems this generation expects to solve everything with screaming and yelling and law suits. Hang up your cell phones, read the manual and maintain your cars. They are not just for showing your status, they have to be cared for.
We had a 2009 A4 and it started off burning a litre the first 4500 kms by the time we reached 58,000 it was a litre every 800 km. They acknowledged they were having problems and did a fix from the factory. It followed the same pattern so we traded it in on a BMW x1 2.0 and with 5000km it hasn't burned a drop. The solution is simple buy a Nissan or BMW . My last 98 maxima had 692,000 km and I never had to add oil.
dj morland

Huntsville, Canada

#583 Dec 9, 2012
William Burns wrote:
The squeaky wheel gets the oil.
I'm an attorney and I do a lot of NC lemon law cases. I also have an '07 Avant 2.0 turbo. It used oil - a lot of oil - until Audi replaced the engine @ 36,000 miles under serious threat of an imminent lawsuit.
I don't know what the mechanical problem is, but I'm sure Audi does. I got the same song and dance about how it's OK by Audi down to 600 mi/qt.; I got new rings;I got "They all do it." and I got "Audi won't do anyhthing about it."
Six hundred miles per quart may be tipping point for Audi, but in my judgment every 2,000 is outrageous for a new car - any make or model - and they know it, and that's just the way it is. Wm. F. Burns, Jr.
I hope somebody forces them to do something.We had an 09 A4 and it was a great car but by the time it reached 58,000 km it was a litre every 800 kms. They did a factory fix but it headed down the same path so we traded it in on a BMW X1 with the 2.0 turbo engine and with 5000km it hasn't burned a drop. We loved the audi but we don't buy cars from companys who think engines should drink oil.
UnhappyinMS

Duluth, GA

#584 Dec 12, 2012
OK here it is:
I bout my 2008 A4 2.0T (S-Line) brand new in July 2008. Around 6 months after I bought the car, I was driving down the freeway and I thought my car was going to blow up. ALL of the lights on my dash came on and it was acting weird. I called the dealership and they said to bring it in IMMEDIATELY. A valve had welded itself shut in my engine. I asked them if that was typical for a car that new, and they said no. They replaced the valve. I have taken it into the dealership for every issue and scheduled maintenance. The "Oil Level Min" light started coming on WELL BEFORE scheduled oil changes within the first year. I asked every time i brought it in to have the oil topped off if that was normal, and I was told "Audis just do that". Since 2008, I have taken the car to the dealership for the "oil level min" like coming on at least 15 times. In spring 2010 a different maintenance person told me that Audi was now recommending I have my oil changed every 6,000 miles instead of every 10,000. Even then I was still having to go in every 2-3 thousand miles to have the oil topped off. if I did not get it in immediately after that light came on, it would start to SHAKE when idling, and sometimes have trouble starting (like today). The "symptoms" like that when the oil min light comes have been getting worse over time. During this time period i also reported several issues such as the engine sounding odd when idling, and sometimes shaking when idling without the oil level min light on. In fall of 2011, the back of my drivers seat started to fall off..... I called the dealership and gave them my vin, mileage, name, etc. They told me that they would place an order ( and once again this was "common in Audis"), and call me when the part came in. At that time my car was still under warranty and had less than 50,000 miles on it. In Spring 2012, My oil level min light, and my check engine light came on (before it was time to be serviced). I took my car to the dealership, where I was informed that there indeed had been an ongoing issue with my car consuming oil, but now that it was at 51,000 miles warranty would not cover it. They later called me and said that several valves in my engine would have to be replaced again, and that they would need to run an oil consumption test- all at my expense. In regards to my seat backs falling off, they said that they had no record of my reporting that problem or that order, so I would also need to place an order and pay for the new parts (~$600). Longer story short, they ended up simply doing an oil change, holding onto my car for well over a week, until I finally called them back, and then sent me on my way without my seat or valves being fixed. On multiple occasions following this, I had to return to have my oil topped off due to an oil level min light. In september of 2012, same issue - oil light, engine light etc- I went in and they were very nice. They replaced the valves (3 PCV) and put them under warranty. Less than 3000 miles later, oil level min light is on, I went to the dealership todayand they advised me to call audi of america. Our convo led me to belive that this was a common issue with my car that AoA would need to take care of. THe first person i spoke to at AoA said that my dealer was not an authorized one and that I would have to pay out of pocket. My dealership advised me to call back and speak to a supervisor because I had been misinformed. I called back, they confirmed that the previous person was wrong and that my dealership was authorized, but that I would have to pay for all repairs and tests out of pocket. After a short discussion, they said they would call me back. They called back and said that they would agree to pay for an oil consumption test (which I have already done) and then, depending on the problem "see what they could do".

HELP!!!
Happy Camper

Hungary

#585 Dec 15, 2012
After oil issues I trade in my A4 2liter turbo to a VW Golf TDI / turbo diesel / No oil matters after 30 K
Treerev

Thomasville, NC

#586 Feb 5, 2013
We bought a 09 A4 Avant with 71k on odo. It used oil from day one, gradually got worse. One owner car that was serviced by the book, had every service record in glove box. Started using 1 qt every 400 miles at 80k. Did crankcase vent assy, didn't fix it. Then did crank seal and software update, didn't fix. Audi has offered 75% of engine rebuild. I'm tired of all the nonsense about it being a turbo and its supposed to burn oil. I've got two Fords in my driveway. One has a turbo and 210k miles and the other has twin turbos and 20k miles on it. I've never added oil to either......Fords. I bought a premium German auto and it burns more oil than a two stroke.
Joemack

Melbourne, FL

#587 Feb 5, 2013
I have a 2010 A4 2.0T and it's mileage is almost 50k miles. I do have the same problems with the engine oil. I have to add about a quart of oil every 1000 miles. I have had the car for only 6 months.
Here is the weird part, I had an I-30 Infinity which I traded with the Audi because it was leaking engine oil.
I am stuck with the oil leak again.
Something should done regarding this issue.. I am all ears..
WhiteOak

Newport News, VA

#588 Feb 8, 2013
Haven't been to the forum in a while but looks like nothing has changed with the 2.0T engine.
I have a 2007 A4 and had oil consumption issues from day 1. My car would use 1 quart every 800 miles, validated by 2 consumptions tests. Long story short, after about 2 years messing with this Audi approved the required fix: new piston rings/pistons. Now my car uses 1 quart every 2900 miles which is much closer to what I would consider normal.
The 2.0T engines from 2007 until at least 2010 have a design flaw that Audi remains unwilling to admit. How can they think that customers will accept consumption at their own made up spec of 1 quart every 1000 miles? Which other car in this class requires a quart of oil in the trunk at all times? Ridiculous!
My advice to all whose engines have not been fixed: call your dealer and Audi's so called "customer advocates" at Audi Corp until they fix the issues.
Most service advisers ought to be intimately familiar with the issue by now. They need Audi's regional engineer to approve the repair since it is fairly expensive ($8K I think) so persistence is the key! Don't give up until it is done!
William Burns

Charlotte, NC

#590 Feb 9, 2013
One of the service writers at the Charlotte Audi dealership had the temerity to tell me he never heard of the 2.0 turbo using excessive oil. They're well trained indeed.
Maria

Calgary, Canada

#591 Feb 20, 2013
the same problem here
I added oil like crazy is not good!!
dth

Raleigh, NC

#592 Feb 22, 2013
William Burns wrote:
The squeaky wheel gets the oil.
I'm an attorney and I do a lot of NC lemon law cases. I also have an '07 Avant 2.0 turbo. It used oil - a lot of oil - until Audi replaced the engine @ 36,000 miles under serious threat of an imminent lawsuit.
I don't know what the mechanical problem is, but I'm sure Audi does. I got the same song and dance about how it's OK by Audi down to 600 mi/qt.; I got new rings;I got "They all do it." and I got "Audi won't do anyhthing about it."
Six hundred miles per quart may be tipping point for Audi, but in my judgment every 2,000 is outrageous for a new car - any make or model - and they know it, and that's just the way it is. Wm. F. Burns, Jr.
how is the car running with the new engine??? oil problems? i live in nc and have the ill fated 2007 a4 2.0t. just bought it 2 weeks ago and had to add 1 quart already..
dth

Raleigh, NC

#593 Feb 22, 2013
also for all those folks saying to trade it or get rid of it??? how? i was dumb enough to buy it 2 weeks ago but how do i get rid of it and get my money back?$15000
William Burns

Charlotte, NC

#594 Feb 23, 2013
The new engine is about one qt. down when I change the oil at 5,000 mile intervals. WB
Audrey

Lebanon, PA

#595 Feb 25, 2013
griffinsd wrote:
We have a 2005.5 and a 2007 A4 in the garage and neither burns oil excessively.
I have a 2010 Audi A4. It needed oil the first week of delivery! I had to add I quart..thought they didnt top it off or some mechanic didnt prep it right!
Boy was I wrong!
Every 500-700 miles I needed to add oil!
They tried telling me this is normal!
I had enough and they were sick of my complaints, so next thing I know, they have this "oil consumption kit" they need to install.
Well, worked great...I made it to 1000 miles without having to add oil!
I contacted Audi they said take it back to the dealership.
Going in this morning.'

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