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#479 of 512 Intermittent Starting Problem
Jul 10, 2007 (11:04 am)
Recently joined - obviously lots of probs with Audi TT
Anyone had an intermittent starting problem. We have 2002 225 TT Coupe which three times in last year has not started. Each time on a hot day. Each time has started no problem either later on that day or following morning. At first Audi dealer couldnt find a fault, then it was engine speed sensor, now it seems to be engine temp sensor - does this sound familiar to anyone? Otherwise been ok but hardly reliable
#480 of 512 insane offer on a 2001 TT
Jul 26, 2007 (6:54 am)
a buddy of mine is offering me his 2001 TT 1.8T with 66K for $6,000. he just had it
major serviced. he says he is tired of looking at it in his driveway. why he
wants to take a 5K loss on it I don;t know, but he never drives anywhere, and
keeps his stuff immaculate. should I buy this?
#481 of 512 Re: insane offer on a 2001 TT [scottinky]
Jul 26, 2007 (7:12 am)
Never drives anywhere but has 66K miles? Granted it is low for a 2001.
#482 of 512 I should clarify
Jul 26, 2007 (7:15 am)
he bought it used a couple years ago. Sorry about that
Aug 13, 2007 (5:31 am)
Does anybody know if you can tell which engine a TT has by the VIN?
I see a couple postings for sale but am not sure how to determine which 1.8T it is
#485 of 512 Re: lemon or sublime? [carittgirl]
Jan 01, 2008 (7:31 pm)
For those doing their research and considering a TT. . My experience with a 2001 180 Quattro coupe has ME researching the competition for a new car. . anything BUT the TT. I'm at 56,000 miles and am on my third water pump. The alternator died, took out my battery and necessitated a flatbed tow. I've had a serious coolant leak (another flatbed ) and enough emissions problems to last a lifetime. Various valves, and hoses have taken a dive and tripped the check engine. After picking up a week long vacuum/emissions/ broken waste gate actuator repair with a $1,200. price tag I drove exactly 11 days before the check light engine came back on. AGAIN. That's where I sit today, having to return to tax my mechanic's patience and of course, my pocketbook. You get the idea. It's bleeding me dry and has been nothing but trouble. The joy and excitement lasted a while, but the hassles have accelerated since losing warranttee and have left me with an automobile I can't trust. It's time to bail and I won't ever return to an Audi dealer. That's my experience.
#486 of 512 Re: lemon or sublime? [colininla]
Jan 09, 2008 (4:44 pm)
I can see why you are on a bummer about the TT's.
I am at the other end, in two ways. I have a 2006 TT Quattro 225 that I purchased new in Jan or 2007. Only 7400 miles so far and I love it.
I too have had serious questions about the relibility of the TT and the many problems people have.
I currently spend too much time at the Audiworld TT Forum and have learned that the later models have by far fewer problems, I know, doesn't do you much good.
And I hope the long time TT owners on that site know..I suspect they may.
Instrument cluster failures are a big problem on early models,and the list goes on, but not as bad as it may look. http://forums.audiworld.com/tt/
Check out Audiworld Forums, get info from the TT fanatics, I do.
#487 of 512 2001 Vehicle Options Codes
Sep 08, 2008 (4:24 pm)
I recently pruchased a 2001 TT quattro. The insert in the maintainence manual lists the following option codes for the car. Any know where I can find a list of what these mean?
X9A, BOA,CC8,GOL, H6G, J1L, MS4, Q1D, L38, 1AT, 1G9, 2ZN, 1N4, 5RW, 5SG, T6B, 0YR, 4UG, 0G4, 8UQ, 8GL, 8RY, 1KF, 1LT, 3FN, IJT.
#488 of 512 2008 Audi TT brake squeal
May 08, 2009 (6:24 am)
I have heard or read every single excuse by mechanics in the USA and Great Britain: front brake squeal is "normal", and Europeans expect brake squeal on a "high performance" car often run on a no-speed-limit Autobahn. The TT is a sporty-LOOKING car but was built for street driving, not racing on a track. Audi has built a "high performance" R8 which is regularly driven on tracks - or “no speed limit” Autobahns existing in Germany and Austria.
I have had the TT to the dealer repair shop a total of 4 times. After the 4th time, I called Audi USA for advice. The Audi rep. called the dealer and the Audi rep. reported back to me that the dealer had utilized all possible repairs - referencing the TSB #46 - the 1997 and 2009 versions of which are identical - and could do nothing more.
If a new car has a defect that the dealer refuses to, or cannot, fix within 2 years or 18,000 miles - mine has <7,000 - a New York resident-purchaser can seek arbitration through the NYS New Car Lemon Law. I did so. Audi sent an aged "Arb. Analyst" from Michigan - he told me he was a “mouth-piece” for several manufacturers. He recited the Audi excuse litany PLUS: 1) produced an Internet survey instrument in which I purportedly praised Audi service - a complete fabrication, 2) insisted that my car had ceramic brakes - false, the brake pads are bimetallic - ie, a non-metal matrix with embedded iron-based metal filings - which accounts for the grooves and reddish RUST on the rotors, and black dust spray on the $465 wheels, and 3) he asserted that the intense, high decibel squealing-shrieking does not devalue the car FOR ME!! Curiously, both the 1997 and 2009 Audi TSB are titled “BRAKE SQUEAL”, while the mechanics and the “Arb. Analyst” referred to it as “squeak”. The Arb. Analyst actually stated that “one man’s noise, is not everyone’s noise”!! Had I known this was Audi’s approach to purchasers of $50,000 cars, and remembered Audi’s history going back to the 80s when, among other complaints, it couldn't explain unintended acceleration until after a long term class-action law suit ran its course in favor of the class, I would not have considered Audi. I would recommend anyone considering an Audi TT 3.2 liter Quattro to get some contractual assurance - beyond the cheap 1 year maintenance warranty - that defects would be repaired or the purchase price refunded. The hyped, vaunted "German engineering" is meaningless if a simple brake repair cannot be effected. I don't know the decision of the NY State Lemon Law arbitrator as yet, but I will report back. Should I win, it is likely Audi Lawyers will appeal. And so it goes.