The Truth About Cars » audi 5000 unintended acceleration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1990 Audi 100 Quattro Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1990-audi-100-quattro-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1990-audi-100-quattro-sedan/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256105 The C3 Audi 100 was sold in the United States badged as an Audi 5000 … until the “unintended acceleration” nightmare nearly killed Audi in North America and the company decided, after a few years of abysmal sales numbers, to go ahead and call this car the 100 over here. Because so few were sold, […]

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The C3 Audi 100 was sold in the United States badged as an Audi 5000 … until the “unintended acceleration” nightmare nearly killed Audi in North America and the company decided, after a few years of abysmal sales numbers, to go ahead and call this car the 100 over here. Because so few were sold, […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Audi 5000 S, With Voodoo Incantantion To Ward Off Unintended Acceleration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/junkyard-find-1984-audi-5000-s-with-voodoo-incantantion-to-ward-off-unintended-acceleration/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/junkyard-find-1984-audi-5000-s-with-voodoo-incantantion-to-ward-off-unintended-acceleration/#comments Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462417 The Audi “Unintended Acceleration” debacle of 1986, which whacked American Audi sales by about 75% within a few years, makes the 1982-86 Audi 5000 an historically significant Junkyard Find. The 60 Minutes piece about the 5000’s allegedly malevolent behavior turned the car’s image from masterpiece of aerodynamic science to bloody-clawed multiple murderer, with predictable effects […]

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The Audi “Unintended Acceleration” debacle of 1986, which whacked American Audi sales by about 75% within a few years, makes the 1982-86 Audi 5000 an historically significant Junkyard Find. The 60 Minutes piece about the 5000’s allegedly malevolent behavior turned the car’s image from masterpiece of aerodynamic science to bloody-clawed multiple murderer, with predictable effects […]

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The Best Of TTAC: The Audi 5000 Intended Unintended Acceleration Debacle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-best-of-ttac-the-audi-5000-intended-unintended-acceleration-debacle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-best-of-ttac-the-audi-5000-intended-unintended-acceleration-debacle/#comments Sun, 07 Mar 2010 06:45:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344485 [Note: This piece first ran in May 2007. It seems particularly relevant again in light of the current Toyota unintended acceleration (UA) situation. But please note that the circumstance that caused the Audi UA may, or may not be very different, depending on the circumstances. In the early eighties, electronic gas pedals and complex engine […]

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[Note: This piece first ran in May 2007. It seems particularly relevant again in light of the current Toyota unintended acceleration (UA) situation. But please note that the circumstance that caused the Audi UA may, or may not be very different, depending on the circumstances. In the early eighties, electronic gas pedals and complex engine […]

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