Audi A4 Owners Manual
Additional loads can be transported using the roof carrier.
Note the following points if you intend to carry loads on the roof:
- • The rain channels are moulded into the roof as part of the aerodynamic roof design. It is therefore not possible to mount conventional roof luggage racks. We recommend using the carrier units from the range of Audi Genuine accessories.
- • These carrier units form the basic elements of a complete roof carrier system. Special fixtures must then be added in order to safely transport luggage, bicycles, skis, surf boards or boats on the roof. All the elements of this system are available from Audi dealers.
Any damage to the vehicle caused by the use of other types of roof rack or incorrect installation will not be covered by the factory warranty. The roof carrier system must therefore be installed exactly according to the instructions provided.
The roof carrier must be attached at the marked points only.
Attachment points for carrier units
The feet of the roof carrier must always be attached at the position where the holes in the roof frame are located ⇒ fig. 92. The holes are only visible when the doors are open. When using roof carriers with pins, make sure that the pins are securely fixed in the holes when mounting the carrier units.
After driving a few kilometres, check that the roof carrier is securely attached.
Each roof carrier has a marking to indicate whether it is to be fitted at the front or rear of the vehicle.