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    1. 08-29-2010 11:16 PM #1
      Just got the letter from AOA reagrding replacement of all (4) shock absorbers.

      Has anyone has this repair done ?

      Is it necessary if mine are not leaking ?

      Always makes me nervous when the dealer has to do major work on any car. Are they providing an alignment after this service as well ?

      Thanks for your input,


    2. Junior Member das Boot, mein Auto's Avatar
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      09-19-2010 04:10 PM #2
      I just did this suspension update to a rs4 at work.

      What they will do is install new front struts and new rear shocks new, dust boots, bump stops, and hardware. they will refill the new struts and shocks with new fluid. Its about a four hour job and the recall does not offer a alignment as far as i know. as long as you do not have any after market upgrades to the suspension it should still hold its alignment. and if you do have any aftermarket upgrades to the suspension the campaign does not apply because its not under audi warranty.

      even though your struts /shocks are not currently leaking you should still have the updated ones put on. If you don't have it updated it is possible that they will leak in the future. and when the campaign is over and done with you will have to pay for the new and updated struts/shocks instead of getting them paid for by audi.

    3. 10-03-2010 11:19 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by das Boot, mein Auto View Post
      I just did this suspension update to a rs4 at work.

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Anyone else have any comments to share ?



    4. 04-04-2012 08:58 PM #4
      Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead. I wanted to provide an update of my experience so far.

      I finally had to get the recall done on my RS4 and I must say that I am not happy with the results.

      I had to get the P1 recall done for the ignition coil recall before I could register the car here in California. I was reluctant to get the suspension recall done because of other RS4 owners complaining about what it does to the car.

      Took my car into the dealer for both recalls to be done back in October 2011.

      Here is the list of parts they replaced:

      Perform 28F2 Service Action-

      (8) 07K-905-715-F IGNIT. COIL

      Perform 43A9 Suspension Service-

      (1) 8E0-412-019-B SHOCKABSOR
      (1) 8E0-412-020-B SHOCKABSOR
      (1) 8E0-512-019-E GASSHOCKAB
      (1) 8E0-512-020-E GASSHOCKAB
      (2) 4F0-412-137 BOOT
      (2) 8E0-512-137-E BOOT
      (2) N-105-729-02 SCREW
      (2) N-105-494-02 BOLT
      (4) N-101-064-02 NUT
      (2) N-103-041-02 NUT
      (2) N-104-018-01 NUT
      (2) N-102-723-02 NUT
      (2) 1K0-505-193 WASHER
      (2) G-052-731-A2 HYDR. OIL

      After I got the car back I have driven less than 900 miles (took a trip to Las Vegas which was 700 miles) so it wasn't until recently have I had a chance to drive around town to see how it feels.

      The suspension feels very soft and mushy. I am getting bounce back over bumps, the car does not want to settle properly. If feels like an old Cadillac that floats around.

      April 2012-

      Took the car back into the dealer to make them aware of the issue. Had a technician ride with me and also drive the car with me. He immediately stated that it does not feel right and could tell there was something going on.

      I left the car with them and they called me back the next day. They did not discover any leaks but the system pressure was 15 bar and it was supposed to be 16 bar. They also found the system to be low on Hydro Fluid. They bleed the entire system and put in (2) new bottles of HYDRO FLUID (G-052-731-A2).

      When I went to pick up the car I drove it again with the Service manager in the car. It was hard to tell if there was an improvement. I will have to report back after I drive it more.

      The service manager said he would reach out to Techincal to see if they had any ideas about what may be causing the issue.

      The main issue I still feel is that when accelerating around a corner there is an awful shutter on the inner front wheel if the surface is not completely smooth. It almost has a bouncing effect until the car flattens out of the corner.


      Was there any damage done to any components driving around with low fluid levels and incorrect pressures ?

      Any ideas what to make of these concerns ?

      Thanks in advance for your thoughts,


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      04-08-2012 11:21 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Bimmerod View Post
      Thanks for the feedback.

      Anyone else have any comments to share ?


      I had this recall done on the RS6 a while back. It was absolutely worth it. I have an RS4 now but have the KW v3's on it that is even more worth it. If you want to keep the oem suspension, I recommend you have Audi do the work.

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