The Audi A4 is a luxury vehicle that is compact, yet roomy on the inside, and has superior handling and performance that is expected from this German manufacturer. The Audi line features several generations of vehicles, beginning with the B5 in 1994, through the B8 manufactured from 2008 to the present. The Audi A4 has some common problems that include water pump failure in the B8.
The B8 generation features a longer wheelbase than previous models, which allows for greater legroom and increased trunk space. Upgrades to the chassis means increased precision in steering for the Audi A4 B8 and greater agility when handling. As always, Audi A4’s are competitive with respect to fuel economy among mid-size luxury vehicles. But this problem with the water pump has aggravated some owners.
The Audi A4 is equipped with a warning light on the dash indicating the driver should immediately ‘shut off engine’ and this is often the first symptom experienced, unless you are regularly checking the reservoir level under the hood. If your Audi has a water pump failure, it could lead to engine overheating and therefore serious damage to the engine. Any warning light indicators on the dash should prompt an immediate inspection by your nearby German auto import specialist.
Some Audi A4 drivers have reported the water pump failure as early as 25,000 miles on the vehicle and some even report replacing the water pump two or three times within the first 100,000 miles. Usually, the cause of the failure is a leaking gasket within the water pump and the repair may or may not be covered under warranty, based on the age of the vehicle. Your local Audi service technicians can advise you of the necessary repairs and get your car back on the road as quickly as possible.
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