Is your Audi a lemon?

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 lemon law and have gotten Audi 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 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 vehicle as a lemon, eligible defects are not limited to this list.

  • Oil Leakage
  • Exhaust Leaks
  • Axle issues
  • Unreliable headlights
  • Water leakages
  • Window and/or convertible top defects
  • Transmission failure
  • Problem with dashboard lights
  • Steering Column issues

How Shainfeld Law
Can Help

California lemon law can be confusing, and you can guarantee vehicle manufacturers are well-versed in ways to get out of settling a lemon law claim. That’s why you need a 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 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 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

Audi Recalls

Even luxury automakers like Audi can’t be counted on to send perfect vehicles off the lot every time. When you’re selling over 200,000 vehicles 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 vehicles 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 to see if your car was affected.

Recent Audi Recalls

  1. Over 1.2 million cars and SUVs were recalled worldwide because of an issue with the electric coolant pump.
  2. Like several other manufacturers, Audi was affected by the Takata airbag recalls.
  3. The 2018 Q5 and SQ5 were recalled for an improper brake coating that could lead to increased stopping times and reduced performance.
  4. New and used A6 and A7 vehicles from 2012 to 2018 were recalled for a faulty seat sensor.
  5. Over 60,000 A6 and A7 vehicles were also recalled for a software problem with the exhaust-gas cleaning system.

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