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2011 Audi A4

raj1raj1 Posts: 27
I see the 2011 audi a4s are out, but am unable to see their updated specs. Can someone confirm how they are better/worse than the 2010 models (specifically a4 premium quatro auto). thanks.
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  • jnyzjnyz Posts: 93
    Pretty much the same except the auto trans goes to 8 speed.
  • is this car going to be cursed? i have a 2011 A4 ... first day... left side of steering wheel controls did not work..or come up on dash for short time...now again today ...also @ this time when check oil on mmi board shows low.... once turn car off and restart both ok... anyone els experience this?? car has 600 miles!
  • so far nothing on my audi 2011 a4..but by tire indication TPMS started showing and it has only driven 2400 miles.....
  • ilan1ilan1 Posts: 5
    Regimatt,

    I am having the same problem on my new A-5 - even after I reset the PSIa couple of times. Have you had any luck resolving this problem?

    Thanks,

    Ilan1
  • alinsalins Posts: 2
    Hi,

    I'm new to this forum - first post!

    I'm looking to buy a 2011 Audi A4 as my daily commute car. The car looks great and drives very nicely, but I am getting very concerned about reading about oil consumption problems with the A4. I have no problem with taking the car in for an oil change every 3000 or 5000 miles, but I don't want to be constantly checking my oil levels and topping it off every week or few weeks.

    Is this concern warranted? Is there a consensus opinion on this problem? Has the issue been solved in the latest 2011 model?

    Thanks very much!

    Paul
  • ejed09ejed09 Posts: 5
    edited January 2011
    I have a 2011 A4 with about 5000 miles. I had to add a quart of oil at about 3000 miles. Don't worry about having to recheck often--- the car actually tells you when its low and how much you have to add ( there isnt even a dipstick to check)
  • tick_tocktick_tock Posts: 1
    I have a 2011 Audi A4 and I have had it for 1 week, only 350 miles on it and already I am having issues with it. Sometimes it feels like it skips on the 1st or 2nd gear as I am accelerating and I am having electrical issues as well. The sunroof sometimes opens on it's own after I have closed it and the windows go down after after I have put them up. Also my bluetooth stopped working and none of the buttons on the steering wheel would work either.... I tried shutting it off and turning back on to see if this would help but did not. It is being serviced now as we speak....... This is not a good sign! -_- Does anyone else have similar issues? :confuse:
  • geezer89geezer89 Posts: 1
    Just got a 2011 A4. Navigation is off. Has me doing a u-turn because it missed instructing me to turn left 4 blocks sooner. Also had me exit off the freeway 4 exits before I was supposed to. Is there a fix for this?l
  • jackomojackomo Posts: 11
    Ejed09,

    I currently have a 2008 A4 and have to always add oil in between changes. We are about to get a new 2011 A4 and the dealers are saying that this is no longer an issue. Appears it still may be?
  • max63max63 Posts: 72
    Just wanted to share my lease deal on the following car: prem plus, ti package, nav, quatt. and B&O sound.
    MSRP: 44,385 /Cap cost: 42,068
    Cap reduction: 3,403.99 + Drive offs (496 first payment, 573 cal. reg., 695 acq fee and sales tax on the cap reduction: 358.66, tire 8.75) total out of pocket $5,535
    Base payment: 456 plus tax 40 = total payment of $496 per month.
    Based on a rate from a few months back: .00073 and 51% res. Good luck to all.
  • I own a 2011 A4, almost 10k on it. have not had to add any oil.These cars have other little problems but i don't think oil consumption is one. If you do buy the car you can only check your oil on the mmi system, you have to drive the car for a good 1/2 hr. highway then turn off on level ground wait like 5-10 mins and check, only way you can get a accurate reading. otherwise you'll drive yourself crazy.
  • 2011audi2011audi Posts: 1
    I have a 2011 A4 with 3700 miles on it. The computer recently indicated low oil. The dealer says "get used to it" A4 Turbos burn about a quart every 3k miels. Does anyone else have these issues? Is the dealer covering up a bigger issue?
  • sjiangsjiang Posts: 5
    I am looking forward to buy a Audi a4, with premiums plus and All wheel drive and sport package. is there anyone with similar package and willing to share how much you paid for it? and also is there anyone know when they will release a4 2012 model? Thanks for all your feeb backs.
  • tbs61tbs61 Posts: 1
    Mine is 2011 A4 2.0T with 21,784 Km ( 13,535 miles ) ... the dealer says at 1,500 miles "it is normal, will be better" ... and he says the same at 3000, 4500, 6000 ... but now is getting worse, so next week they will make a "complete test" ...
  • Same thing for me - started around 1,600 miles and feels almost like it is going to stall out when you are at very low speeds and press gas or take foot off the brake. Did you get a diagnosis from dealer? I haven't had a chance to take in yet, but very frustrating. Also had a rattling sound which hey linked to EPS.
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  • I have an Audi A4 2009 model. I have about 44,000 miles on it already. I was told that it is normal to add oil to the vehicle between services. In about 10,00 miles, I add one quart to get me through to the next service. Now, I seem to have issues backing up. I hear a clunk once in a while only when I back up. Do you think is a transmission issue? Should I purchase an extended warranty before the warranty ends at 50,000 miles? If so, should I just purchase powertrain?
  • yes this happens to me all the time they told me same things- it is strange
    i need to add oil every 1200 miles about
  • Hello
    I have the exact same problem on my A4 Quattro of Nov2011. First Quart after 2000miles and then every 1000miles. At 6500 they started the 1st oil consumption test. I could not even reach the min of 850 miles for the second test and had to go back less than 500 miles later. They tried to change seals in the engine. After a week, new tests and fumes at the exhaust they are doing it again. My car i still in their garage. I am trying to have them take it back and get an offer on a new one. But this is not the franchised dealership who will take that responsibility but Audi of America and they seem to have long procedures. How did your story end up ?
    Very annoysing experience. I can not recommend this car and even Audi the way they treated me as a customer so far. Will keep you posted.
  • I am having EXACTLY the same issue. I have a 2009 with 60,000 miles. I would seriously suggest taking it in for an oil consumption test. My dealership said they were going to run the consumption test and one of 3-outcomes would occur (assuming it were to take more oil etc.).

    1) replace one of the seals
    2) replace all of the seals
    3) replace the engine

    They said they have done about 10 "replace all of the seals, but never an engine.

    In terms of the transmission, I told them EXACTLY the same thing as you did and they test drove it and said it was fine. I disagree, but I have no idea how to prove it to them. I have the same clunk. I have also noticed some slippage in the transmission, particularly right after going over a speed bump (even slowly).

    I am not sure how to get them to acknowledge the issue, but I did buy the warranty right before I hit 50,000 miles on my car.
  • I just turned in my '09 A4 2.0T. It was using about 4 quarts between 10,000 mile changes. Everything seemed to run fine, but it burned a quart every 2,500 miles or so.

    Dealer suggested I come in for some tests and possible "cure" but I had a 36 month 55,000 mile lease. Turned it in at 53,000. Loved the car. Worried about the oil consumption -- when I went to a gas station I no longer would say fill it up, I would say, "fill it up. . .with OIL!"
  • Hi,

    I really request some recommendations on this deal that I plan on closing.

    2011 Audi A4 Premium Plus - Pre-certified
    9,000 miles
    B&O - wood trim - Nav

    The dealer has quoted $38,000 and is not willing to reduce any more than $500. I would appreciate any advices. After reading all the oil comsumption issues and other problems, I am skeptical whether to make this huge investment or not.

    I am a student and this is a huge for me, however, I love the A4.

    Cheers,
    John
  • Update on the Oil consumption

    So I just finished with my oil consumption issue and I have to say that while I dislike the fact that the cars seem to have issues, I am pleased with how the Audi dealership handled the whole situation.

    The long and the short of it is it is a known problem. So known that they covered the tests and repairs under my factory warranty (even though I was at 62,000 miles - 12,000 over the 50,000 warranty).

    What they do is they give you a fresh oil change, then have you come back after about 650 - 800 miles. They determine how much oil burned and determine what the next steps are. In my case it was a bit more severe. The repairs range from changing a piston ring, to a new engine (from what the dealer told me they have never actually had to replace an engine). In my case they had to replace all of the piston rings and pistons. In discussions apparently the pistons were manufactured slightly out of spec and were too small, thus letting oil through.

    None the less, they replaced everything, and I suppose in anywhere from 2 - 5,000 miles I will know if it worked. My measurement was that it was burning 0.48Q/1000 miles.

    Crossing my fingers that it will work, but one thing I am pleased with is the level of service I received to investigate and work to resolve the issue.
  • kb26kb26 Posts: 1
    Quick question. I have also been having an oil consumption issue and then earlier this month, my transmission was having issue (i.e., pistons rocking the car). Our Audi service (via the dealership) found the filter to the transmission and felt that was the issue. However three weeks after that repair, I'm starting to get the same transmission issue. Yes - I'm following up with service, but I am more curious around the piston issue mentioned above. Aside from losing oil quickly, did you have any signs that there were problems with the transmission while driving?
  • I have also been having an oil consumption issue with my 2010 A4 which is using a full quart of oil in 475-680 miles at 12,00 miles. They have had the car 3 times now and have replaced the separator valve and seal twice. I mentioned the piston rings may have to be replaced and the service adviser said he had never heard of that taking care of the problem. Any advise as to how to approach the dealership or Audi USA to get this issue fixed once and for all? I also have a problem with excessive carbon splattering out of the exhaust pipe on start up and black exhaust on acceleration. Anyone have any experience with this problem?
  • When I was talking with the dealer he made it sound like the two were interrelated really. Basically in my discussions he said if the exhaust tips were really black that was from oil burning. So, while I am not a mechanic, I presume that if you fix the consumption issue that will also go away.

    From what I know the dealerships vary a lot on how they handle this situation. If it were me I would ask them to call Audi in Germany and discuss doing an oil consumption test. If they resist, I would simply insist on them at least calling Germany to discuss the issue and further inform them of your intentions of beginning proceedings on the lemon law if they don't become more proactive in solving the problem.

    In my case the problem was a lot more serious than the separated valve.

    Anyway. those are my two cents. Where are you from? I am in Houston so there are multiple Audi dealerships here.
  • Hi markcincinnati,

    Can you please share your results after oil consumption test part 2? I am in the same boat. Apppreciate your response.

    Thanks...
  • cuso1cuso1 Posts: 10
    Thanks for the tip about the oil consumption test. My 2011 A4 has 19500 miles on it and I had the 15k service done at the dealer. The Add Oil light came on today and the service manager told me this is normal, to add a quart and that I got more than the normal mileage out of it before it needed oil. Is this accurate?
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