I would also really appreciate any information on the recall for the servo issue. Mine failed over a month ago, and quote to replace is £mucho....have found a used one but not sure if it is a job for the home mechanic! A4 1.9Tdi 1999 Avant SE. Many Thanks
my breakes keep locking on change sevo seemed to work ok but now the sticking on aagain just after 7wk is this servo problem or something else
Hi i have just had a similar freightening experience in my one year old Audi A1 !.6 Tdi Sport. in some heavy snow approaching a roundabout and found a firm brake pedal. RAC called and towed my home saying vacume pump or sevo at fault local dealer closed and i will ring tommorrow to arrange collection. allarming to hear of so many other similar incidents. just emailed audi uk i will post any response.
Hi latest update from an audi technician they have taken photos for audi. The vacume line (plastic pipe) from the pump to the servo has a heat shield during last service pollen filter was replaced and pipe upset. the heatshield has degraded and collapsed in on its self. new cable ties and modified pipe arrived from audi. He told me he compared my 1 year old car to new version and they all have the modified pipe in place. looks like a design flaw accross the models and they are aware of it . Surely a recall should have been done to prevent acccidents not a happy customer!!!!!
Remind me what the Audi slogan is again.
Is it "All bu**ered up"
I have an Audi 1.9tdi on a 51 plate and I am experiencing the braking problems that many of the contributors have commented on i.e. pedal going hard, no brakes, intermittent fault, locking up all together etc. I finally did some research and found this forum which has been very, very helpful. I have taken the car to an Audi dealership in Bradford and I am awaiting the outcome of their assessment. The servo unit has had a lot of water in it according to the intial inspection form the engineer. I will keep the forum informed about how this progresses.
Sorry to Necro a thread but it would seem I am suffering from a similar problem. When the weather gets to freezing my brakes become dangerous, they can become hyper sensitive then when the pedal is applied fully they go rock hard leaving me with very little/no breaking power. Its incredibly dangerous.
I have spoke to Audi regarding a recall on this model but they have checked my VIN number and refuse to acknowledge the recall. I even had some water coming in to the passenger foot well at one point. (I have kept all the emails)
I am certain there is water in my braking system due to this only occurring when we have freezing temperatures.
My Audi is a 51 plate A4 B6
Any info regarding this issue would be much appreciated.