Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Audi A4 estate?
Check that the seats lower and raise as they should, and take a look at the alloy wheels for any kerb damage. Also check the front and rear of this long car for any scuffs and bodywork dings.
Shock absorber fork
A problem with the casting process of the shock absorber forks used on the suspension of some A4s manufactured from 26 February 2019 and 14 March 2019 could lead to the forks failing. Find out from an Audi dealer if your A4 is affected since it will need to have replacement forks fitted to prevent future issues.
Towing hinge bracket
The locking mechanism for the hinged towing bracket (if equipped with a tow bar) could be faulty on examples constructed from 2 December 2015 and 17 December 2018. If affected, it will need to be inspected by a dealer and replaced if necessary.
Backrest for the front seats
Both backrests for the front seats of A4s built between 1 August and 31 October 2016 might not have been assembled correctly at the factory, and could cause injury in the event of a collision. Speak to your local Audi dealer for further information because affected examples will need to be inspected by a technician and have the frames repaired.