This German automaker is among the top-selling luxury automobile brands in the world. Their slogan, translated into English as “advancement through technology,” is indicative of the brand’s penchant for creating progressive, cutting-edge vehicles that help put Audi at the forefront of the auto industry. With over 200,000 Audis sold in the U.S. last year, and that number expected to increase, there’s a chance that some of those Audis sold could be lemons. If you think you have a lemon, you may be eligible for an Audi Lemon buyback or other compensation.
Federal and state lemon laws have set forth a strict set of criteria for determining if a car is a lemon or not, and California’s differ from what you might find in some other states. We’re experts in Audi lemon law and have gotten Audi Lemon Law buybacks for several clients’ lemon cars, including Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A5 and Audi A6, as well as Audi Q5, Audi TT and more. If your car is still under warranty and experiencing substantial defects, you may be eligible for compensation under the Audi lemon law. Recently, there has been an Audi diesel recall and an Audi A3 recall — reach out to us if you think you may be affected by an Audi recall, the Audi emissions scandal, or the Audi diesel scandal.
Common Audi Defects
Although these common defects may qualify your Audi as a lemon, eligible defects are not limited to this list.
Window and/or convertible top defects
Problem with dashboard lights
Steering Column issues
Audi R8 Lemon Law
It is clear by the over 1,900 model-year 2017-2018 Audi R8’s that have already been recalled that the Audi R8 is a lemon. There are reoccurring issues with the gearbox ventilation hose that are causing transmission fluid leaks that greatly increase the chances of a fire. Fortunately, we have a team of Audi R8 lemon law experts ready to assist you in the recall and repair process.
Audi A4 Lemon Law
An Audi A4 is often revered as a car of luxury. This isn’t the case, however, for those who purchased a 2018 Audi A4 lemon. Numerous problems with this car have arisen including defective airbags, poor structure, and malfunctioning powertrain and spotty breaks. These are some of the most important features of a car and ensuring that they are in proper working order is essential. If you think your Audi A4 is a lemon, we are here to help get you the proper reparations that you deserve.
Audi Q7 Problems
The 2018 Audi Q7 problems are just another example of Audi lemon cars. There are numerous different problems that Audi Q7 owners continue to have, some of them as significant as malfunctioning engines and ineffective braking systems.
Audi Transmissions that Stick, Jerk, or Hesitate
One of the problems that many Audi lemons seem to have is faulty transmissions that stick, jerk or hesitate. The transmission is a vital part of a vehicle’s powertrain and issues like this can be frustrating and dangerous.
“TRANSMISSION: HORRIBLE, super annoying huge lag when switching between D-N-R, will make you hear lots of honking in the busy NY streets. Odd gating (gate sensors) of the gear lever will make you miss the gears (D-N-R) quite often.”
Audi Engine Failure
Many Audi’s have experienced engine issues in certain, untrusted models. There have been massive recalls as a result of many of these issues and it is essential that you take action against Audi if problems like this arise for you.
“I have had this car for less than a year, and on two separate occasions it has completely shut down while I was driving. Both times the car was towed to the dealership where they could not duplicate the problem. Therefore no repairs were made. Audi will not buy the car back, and I am left wondering when and where I will be stranded with my young children. Hopefully somewhere safe and not far from home. Not cool. I will never buy another Audi.”
Audi Premature Brake Wear
Breaks are arguably one of the most important parts of a car, and working breaks are an absolute necessity. While many car manufacturers are working to improve the quality and dependability of their breaks, Audi seems to be taking steps in the wrong direction. Break issues are an unacceptable quality of an Audi lemon and should be addressed immediately.
“My brand new Audi A4 was in the shop 5 times for brake problems with no answers or results. They insisted on performing the same “fix” each time, and each time my brakes ended up worse. I have never had so many problems with any vehicle…Very disappointed with the purchase and customer care. I will not buy another Audi.”
How Shainfeld Law Can Help With Audi Lemon Law
California Audi lemon law can be confusing, and you can guarantee Audi manufacturers are well-versed in ways to get out of settling a lemon law claim or Audi Lemon Law buyback. That’s why you need an Audi lemon law expert on your side who knows all the ins and outs of California lemon law. We know how an Audi recall might affect your lemon law claim, and how to present the best possible case so you can win the Audi Lemon buyback you deserve. If you have any suspicions that your Audi might be a lemon, give us a call for a free consultation.
When has your Audi received a “reasonable number” of repair attempts?
When your Audi experiences issues, the Audi manufacturer has the opportunity to make a reasonable number of repairs before your vehicle is claimed a lemon. This number differs from state to state, but in California, this criteria has been met if one of the following has happened:
Your car has been sidelined for more than 30 days because of defects covered under warranty
You’re experiencing issues that could cause serious harm or even death, and you’ve attempted to repair these problems at least twice — and you’ve notified the manufacturer about it
You’re experiencing defects covered under warranty that you’ve attempted to repair these problems at least four times — and you’ve notified the manufacturer about it
Even luxury automakers like Audi can’t be counted on to send perfect Audi vehicles off the lot every time. When you’re selling over 200,000 Audis each year, it’s not unheard of for a few models to come off the assembly line with defects. And when that happens, consumers either unknowingly purchase a lemon vehicle, or, if a large number of Audis are affected and the manufacturer catches their mistake, a recall is issued.
A recall is what happens when a manufacturer agrees to repair widespread safety issues or defects with its cars for free. When cars don’t live up to federal safety standards, either the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will issue a recall by model, manufacturing date or VIN.
Over the years, Audi has had issues with a number of recalls for problems with things like sunroofs and warning lights. But the manufacturer has also had several recalls over more serious defects, like with the fuel lines, brakes and steering. And like several other manufacturers, Audi was swept up in the wave of vehicles recalled as part of the Takata airbag issues.
We’re listing five of the most recent recalls below. If you have any of the models mentioned and haven’t yet sought repairs for your vehicle, you should contact the dealership where you purchased your car. You can also check the Audi website or the NHTSA website — by using your vehicle’s VIN, you can look up Audi recalls seeing if your car was affected.
Recent Audi Recalls
Over 1.2 million cars and SUVs were recalled worldwide because of an issue with the electric coolant pump.
Like several other manufacturers, Audi was affected by the Takata airbag recalls.
The 2018 Q5 and SQ5 were recalled for an improper brake coating that could lead to increased stopping times and reduced performance.
New and used A6 and A7 Audis from 2012 to 2018 were recalled for a faulty seat sensor.
Over 60,000 A6 and A7 Audis were also recalled for a software problem with the exhaust-gas cleaning system.
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Recent Audi Lemon Law Buyback Wins
We’ve successfully brought claims against Audi numerous times. We recently helped a client who started to experience troublesome issues with his Audi shortly after purchasing. Because our attorneys are highly experienced in Audi lemon law and have an aggressive reputation in the industry, Audi agreed to settle favorably out of court. Our client received a full Audi buyback and was didn’t pay a cent out of pocket.