2013 Audi S4 Reliability - Consumer Reports
Audi's high-performance AWD version of the A4 sedan uses the supercharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a seven-speed S-tronic automated manual is optional. On a track the car is very impressive, particularly in sport mode. It employs a system that splits torque from the front to rear and side to side to improve handling.
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Reliability

We expect the 2022 S4 to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on data from similar models such as the A5/S5 from the Audi brand.

Overall Reliability
The 2013 Audi S4 has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Consumer Reports obtains its reliability data from a questionnaire that is sent to subscribers. In the questionnaire, we ask subscribers to note any problems with their cars that occurred in the past 12 months. They are asked to identify problems that they considered serious (because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime).

A typical model has about 200 to 400 samples for each model year. For some model years, typically those of older or less popular cars, we do not have a large enough sample size to provide results of statistical confidence.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Oct 24, 2014
If the front air bags do not deploy in the event of a secondary impact to the front of the vehicle, there is an increased risk of occupant injury.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Audi A4 and S4 vehicles manufactured February 16, 2012, to October 21, 2014, and 2013-2015 Audi Allroad vehicles manufactured March 12, 2012, to October 21, 2014. Due to an improper algorithm in the air bag control module, if a crash necessitates deployment of the side air bags, a second impact to the front of the vehicle may not command the front air bags to also deploy.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and Audi dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall began on November 14, 2014. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69K5.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V667000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 101938
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