Which Audi engines burn oil?
If you have an Audi A4 earlier than model year 2012, your TFSI gasoline engine has a design fault that leads it to burn through oil rapidly. (Note that the Audi specification for the 2.0 engines allows for a quart of oil to be used every 1,000 miles.)
Do older cars burn more oil?
Because of wear, vehicles are more likely to consume engine oil as they age. Common culprits that result in burning oil include worn valve stems, guides and seals, and piston rings, all of which can allow oil to seep into combustion chambers.
What year did Audi fix oil consumption?
In 2014, Audi agreed to settle claims that a defect caused some of its cars to burn excessive amounts of oil. The settlement only covered certain 2009, 2010 and 2011 models, however, and attorneys believe the oil consumption issue could extend to vehicles manufactured as recently as 2017.
Why is my engine burning oil so fast?
Burning oil is often the result of worn out parts. For example, worn valve seals and/or piston rings could lead to your car burning oil. Both valve seals and piston rings work to keep engine oil out of the combustion chamber.
Do Audi engines burn oil?
Our data shows that newer Audi 2.0-liter turbos and V6 engines are also burning oil. In a recent technical service bulletin, Audi recommended that “the customer always have a spare quart of engine oil in case the engine oil needs topping off while on the road.”
Why does the Audi A5 use so much oil?
The early version of the TFSI petrol engines found in the A5, A4 and Q5 have an inherent design fault which leads to high consumption of oil. The base problem seems to relate to the piston rings, which allow small amounts of oil to leak round the pistons into the cylinders, where it burns and therefore leads to high oil consumption.
Are there any problems with the Audi A5?
It’s either not very popular or it’s very, very good. Although the 2011 Audi A5 has the most overall complaints, we rate the 2014 model year as worse because of other possible factors such as higher repair cost or more problems at lower mileage. The most-reported problem is also with the 2011 Audi A5 for oil light on.
Does the S5 have an oil problem?
Diesels engines are not affected, but there have been isolated reports of the larger petrol engines such as those found in the S5 also having an oil problem, but it’s unclear if this is the same issue. Again, S5’s are far less common than 2.0 TFSI A5s, so that may be the reason there are few reports of this.
Is there a problem with the A5 TFSI engine?
The problem seems to have been corrected when the facelift was released. But all A5 TFSI engines before that, i.e. 2008 – 2012, are susceptible. The overwhelming majority of reports are for the 2.0, but 1.8 TFSI is also affected. There have been far fewer reports from 1.8 owners and information is harder to find.