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Posted on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 : 12:15 p.m.

Audi A4 destroyed in Wednesday morning fire in northeast Ann Arbor

By Kyle Feldscher


The remains of an 2000 Audi A4 sit in the parking lot of the Plymouth Road Mall Wednesday.

Courtesy of the AAFD

Ann Arbor firefighters extinguished a 2000 Audi A4 that burst into flames behind the TCF Bank behind the Plymouth Road Mall on Wednesday morning.

The driver of the Audi pulled into the parking lot after having brake trouble, said Battalion Chief Robert Vogel.

The driver smelled smoke and got out of the vehicle, subsequently seeing smoke and fire coming from underneath the hood, Vogel said.

Firefighters were sent at 10 a.m. to 2733 Plymouth Road and found the car fully engulfed in flames, Vogel said. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews were able to leave the area after about 30 minutes, he said.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Thu, Jun 14, 2012 : 2:57 p.m.

Glad I listened to Mom and didn't buy one. Good cookies mom. Anyone remember the radio ad?

Albert Howard

Thu, Jun 14, 2012 : 9:56 a.m.

I saw the smoke in the sky and heard the fire truck. I was walking nearby on Aurora Street with my cousin and friend.

Matt Kaz

Wed, Jun 13, 2012 : 9:48 p.m.

Wow, I wonder if someone bought my piece of crap A4 that I traded in. Never buy an Audi.

Ron Granger

Wed, Jun 13, 2012 : 7:52 p.m.

Well, at least it didn't suddenly accelerate and hit someone. Or was that a myth? Maybe the newer cars have a self-destruct to prevent sudden acceleration?


Wed, Jun 13, 2012 : 9:38 p.m.

i now believe that half of all audis will eventually catch on fire


Wed, Jun 13, 2012 : 8:10 p.m.

My boyfriend has a 16 year old Audi A4 with over 320k miles and it has never caught on fire.

Justin DeNeen

Wed, Jun 13, 2012 : 8:07 p.m.

Yes, I'm sure Audi engineers can be blamed for this 13 year old car (which i'm sure has had FLAWLESS maintenance) bursting into flames.


Wed, Jun 13, 2012 : 6:42 p.m.

This is a real news story, good job Kyle.


Wed, Jun 13, 2012 : 7:06 p.m.

I second that..way to go.