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#491 of 512 Maguire comes through ... mostly
Jun 06, 2009 (4:10 pm)
The Maguire Audi dealership in Ithaca, New York, faced with a Lemon Law arbitration decision favoring me, refunded my purchase price in full ... except they wanted to deduct the value of wheel scrapings on 3 of the 4 alloy wheels.
I let them have their oz of flesh regardless that 2 of the 4 wheels were scraped while the Lemon Law Arbitration proceedings were in progress.
I also GAVE the dealer 4 winter tires on original equipment Audi wheels ... cost ~$2000. I had no further use for them, nor DO I have any further use for Maguire's multiple dealerships in Ithaca.
Give me the run around once, my stupid fault. Give me the runaround twice or more, without doubt, their fault.
I quickly bought a 2009 Infiniti G37x AWD coupe with ALL the trimmings for a few thousand less than the original price of the 2008 Audi TTS Hatchback.
After 18 months of hassle and outright lies about the Audi brake shrieking fiasco, I'm reasonably pacified.
And the Infiniti (Nissan parent) is a dream machine.
Based on my experience with Maguire, I cannot in conscience recommend anyone buy an Audi from Maguire Ithaca, and I would caution about ANY purchase from a Maguire dealership in Ithaca without IRONCLAD guarantees regarding repairs IN A CAR STILL UNDER WARRANTY!!
#492 of 512 '02 TT Rear Axle
Jun 20, 2009 (10:21 pm)
Has anyone removed the rear axle on a quattro? I have mine torn down to replace rear bearings and can't get the axles to break loose from the trans coupler. All coupler bolts are removed but that is as far as I can go. Any help would be appreciated.
#493 of 512 TT Convertible water Drains
Jun 21, 2009 (6:33 am)
For all TT owners. You should periodically flush the drains in the floor pan of your convertible to keep them from stopping up. After a few years, dirt, leaves etc. will stop them up and cause water to pool in the pan beneath very expensive, moisture sensitive, comfort control module. Personal experience; my '02 CCM failed and the dealership blamed it on a tear in the rubber gasket just behind the pass. door and said I needed a new top, in addition to the $800+ for the CCM. I replaced the top at a local trim shop and the owner told me that the drains had been clogged for quite a while and that it was his opinion that was the cause for CCM failure. If drains had been clear, he said water from the tear would have flowed straight to the drains and not pooled to slosh around and wet the CCM.
#495 of 512 Re: '02 TT Rear Axle [whitr]
Aug 28, 2009 (4:37 am)
what brought you to change the bearings, IE, noise, etc?
I have an 03 TT Coupe and have a roaring in the rear of the car, especially over 70 mph. I don't think it is the tires (new Michelin's). When the back seats are up it is muffled to some extent.
Any ideas, all input will be appreciated.
#496 of 512 Re: '02 TT Rear Axle [belennm]
Aug 28, 2009 (5:05 am)
First it was roaring, then it began to wobble. Probably was ready to come apart, Anyway, I dismantled rear suspension (both wheels) and took complete assemblies to a repair shop to have bearings replaced. I am back on the road now. Thanks for responding.
#497 of 512 Re: Maguire comes through ... mostly [protruth]
Dec 25, 2009 (1:06 pm)
My wife's car is having the exact same problem. We've been loyal Audi customers (an A4, A6,and TT in the past 3 years!). Would you mind sending a copy of your arbitration decision, even with any personal identifying information blacked out I would like to use that in filing an arbitration here. I would be very grateful! My email is reckelberrygmail.com
#498 of 512 Re: 2008 Audi TT brake squeal [protruth]
Dec 25, 2009 (1:13 pm)
Actually, if you win the arbitration, Audi CANNOT appeal. Those arbitrations are binding on the manufacturer but not on the consumer. So if Audi wins, you can still file suit under the state lemon law. If you win, Audi has to buy the car back. Please post if you do win as I'm having the same brake problem with my wife's TT. It is absurd to say it's "normal" - it sounds the same as brake wear indicators built into brakes. So how are you supposed to know if the noise is the "normal" noise, or you need new brakes? This is a safety issue!
#499 of 512 Audi tt starting problems ?? please help
Jan 14, 2010 (8:59 am)
Ok if anyone can shed some light on this i will be extremely gratefull..
Just recently my audi tt 1999 225 bhp has been acting a bit strange.
it seems from a cold/warm start it fires up fine then if i drive it for say 10 or 20 mins and park up when i come back to it and try and start it it is completely dead almost like it has immobalized itself? occasionally by persistently keeping the key turned it may fire up after 20 seconds or so but if not it leaves me having to jump start it back into action. what is even stranger this is intermittent so sometimes its fine however it is becoming more frequent and becoming a real liabilty. any ideas what could be going wrong as letting the average garage tell me can be a slow and costly experience ??
#500 of 512 Response to 497
Jan 14, 2010 (9:31 am)
I am not going to Post the entire Lemon Law Arbitration decision.
The essence of the decision was based on the value of the car to ME. Typically, a significant body, mechanical or electrical problem are Lemon Law eligible.
However, I had a superb witness to my EXTREME brake squeal problem and her testimony, along with Maguire's refusal to fix it after they exhausted their 4 attempts in accordance with Audi's TSB, PLUS there was a successful precedent in a NYC case in which there was an insufferable engine NOISE.
The Arbitrator found on these bases - virtually ignoring the Audi shill that showed up at the arbitration hearing to lie through his teeth - and I was awarded the original purchase price of the car.
Seems that EXTREME noise of a component of a car DOES lower the value of the vehicle to its owner.
And my case should show up somewhere ... I hired a lawyer who found the noise precedent (involving the NYC vehicle) in some source - and used it to considerable effect.