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#1455 of 2367 Re: 2002 A4 3.0 CVT [2tearsnabucket]
Dec 29, 2006 (9:23 am)
I am at 70k miles with 3rd party extended warranty. Getting good will is near impossible for my situation. Also, the dealership service department in Euless mentioned that my A4 had metal fragments in the fluid meaning more serious issue. Dealership quoted 8k for new transmission; I have talked to other shops quote as low as 6k. I decide to take the path of least resistance and trade mine in. At trade-in they discovered my transmission issue and only offered me 9,200 thatís after many back and forth negotiations. The car's blue book is near 15k now I'm taking a major loss by accepting 9,200 but I think it's worth it. It all comes out in the wash and I end up with a newer under warranty car. I hate to give up on my Audi loved that car and was fun to drive. But, me being a recent college grad I just didn't want to have any more expensive repairs to come up.
Thanks for your tips; I hope no one else has these issues.
One thing with the CVT I'd like to point out. I have read they use to only put them in smaller engine cars. I think this is an issue with the CVT not standing up to the horsepower of the 3.0 V6.
#1456 of 2367 Coolant flange leak 1 day into ownership, how do I proceed?
Dec 30, 2006 (2:57 pm)
I purchased a certified pre-owned 2005.5 A4 2.0T Quattro from Boardwalk Audi in Plano, TX on 12/22/06. Two days later when I first started the car up it flashed me the 'coolant' warning. I checked the coolant, it was low. Suspecting a leak, I drove the car around a bit and then parked the car in a clean spot. I came back a few hours later and, sure enough, there was a fresh pool of coolant under the car.
My car has been sitting at the dealership since then. They told me that the source of the leak is the coolant flange and that the part is backordered. Here's my question. What is the likelihood of a significant leak of coolant caused by a worn coolant flange appearing suddenly? Is it reasonable to assume that the dealership knew about the leak when they sold me the car?
Also, I've heard cases of Audi dealerships not honoring warrenties because customers are not able to provide full maintenance documentation for the life of the vehicle. This vehicle was sold to me by the dealership as "certified pre-owned", but I was not provided with maintenance documentation for the 28k miles on the car at the time of sale. Should I be concerned?
Finally, one of the documents I was given during the sale contains warrenty information. It says "Buyers Guide" at the top. There are two big checkboxes, one says "AS IS-NO WARRENTY" and the other says "WARRENTY". The latter is checked. Within that, there are two small checkboxes: one says "FULL" and the other says "LIMITED WARRENTY". Neither one is checked, but the text for "LIMITED WARRENTY" has two fill-in-the-blank spots. The first sentence reads: "The dealer will pay 0% of the labor and 0% of the parts for the covered systems that fail during the warrenty period." That sounds pretty bad. I also paid for an extended warrenty; an additional 2 years and 50,000 miles of covereage.
What actions should I take to protect myself? I was so excited about my new car, but now I'm just worried.
#1457 of 2367 Re: Acceleration problem, Any Suggestions??? [firefly]
Dec 31, 2006 (6:27 am)
you need a new air flow meter, when the car is running and this happens if you turn the key full off and back to on a.f.meter should reset, if this happens you i'd change the air flow meter.
#1458 of 2367 Re: Coolant flange leak 1 day into ownership, how do I proceed? [leskapaul]
Jan 02, 2007 (1:05 pm)
Hello, I just wanted to touch bases with you regarding your issue with Audi. I recently had my engine replaced by Audi and then 29 days later the new engine began leaking coolant. I was told that they would not fix it, however after letters to the BBB, the Attorney General and a news story on channel 11 they decided to fix it. There were several things that they looked at and it did take them a while to actually find the problem. I was without my car for about 3 months (while they were deciding what to do with the car). I do like Boardwalk Audi better than any other dealership in the metroplex. I spoke with Craig Bowen who is the service manager and he was awesome. I wish you great luck. I have had my car for 4 years and I do love it, but it seems that Audi does not exactly stand behind their product.
#1459 of 2367 Re: Coolant flange leak 1 day into ownership, how do I proceed? [chelle4]
Jan 03, 2007 (8:24 pm)
Chelle4, thank you so much for the reply. My car has been sitting in the service department for almost 2 weeks now. I am furious. I called them tonight for a status update and they couldn't even find me in the computer.
Please, I would love to talk with you in more detail. Is there a way I can contact you?
#1460 of 2367 Stereo Question
Jan 08, 2007 (3:11 pm)
I have more of a question than a problem, but my Audi salesman wasn't much help so I thought I'd try here.
I just leased an '07 A4, 2.0, standard audio system. Prior to getting the '07 I drove an '06 A4 3.2 for a week and when I wanted to change the radio station on the 3.2 I would just roll the steering wheel control and it would go to the next station on my preset list. Now on my car when I roll the control it seeks the next station it can pick up, not the stations I have in the preset - which really makes no sense to me. Are the systems just different, or is there something I can change in the settings?
#1461 of 2367 Re: Update - Clutch failure at 30K 
Jan 08, 2007 (5:18 pm)
The clutch of my 2006 Audi A4 went out after just about 5000 miles of use. Audi ruled the problem due to abuse and I was forced to pay $1400 to replace it. Has anyone had a similar problem and know how to refute Audi's desicion?
#1464 of 2367 Audi A4 1996 starting problem
Jan 17, 2007 (12:04 am)
Just wondering if someone can give me some advice. My wife has just bought a second hand Audi A4 SE 20V, 1996 model auto. Every time she starts it she needs to put her foot on the accelerator as soon as it fires to keep it going or it conks out. Once it is going it is fine and has never stalled but it is every time she starts it.
The other question is that it has the little red light on the dash that suggests an immobiliser or alarm but it never flashes. The dealer gave her the key to the car which isn't a remote key (seemed strange).
Would really appreciate any help or feedback