B7 Audi A4 High Pressure Fuel Pump Failure

Improved steering and front grille assembly were among the changes praised by critics upon the release of the Audi A4 B7. Produced from 2004-2008, this compact executive car was offered as a two-door Cabriolet, four-door sedan, and a five-door Avant. Unfortunately, as with any new automobile, these German autos tend to exhibit a small number of common issues, such as high pressure fuel pump failure.

Fuel cut-out is the most frequently reported sign. Typically, this is noted between mid to low range RPMs. This glitch can occur if the high pressure fuel pump is unable to supply an appropriate amount of fuel. Unfortunately, in the event of such a malfunction, this pump is not the only part at risk. This can lead to a damaged cylinder head or camshaft. Owners of autos with the 2.0TFDI engine frequently report these occurrences.

Similarly, fuel cut-out can be a sign of excessive cam lobe wear. If ignored, this can cause other parts, such as the follower, to become faulty.

Regardless of the exact cause, if you notice your car pulsing, bucking or limping, or you observe a check-engine light, we recommend calling a service technician immediately. Typically, the parts and labor costs for this common problem can run rather high, but the resultant and progressive damage, which can occur from neglecting these symptoms, is cost prohibitive. For an affordable yet professional solution, contact an independent Audi specialist. Their knowledge of your make and model and its most common failures will allow them to efficiently and effectively repair your German-made vehicle.

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