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#1511 of 2367 Ignition coils - again.
Apr 06, 2007 (8:55 am)
Any thoughts/experiences/successes on recurring ignition coils would be appreciated. (My sympathies go out to other posters with more severe problems.)
Vehicle is 2001 A4 1.8T quattro with low mileage. All ignition coils were originally replaced in 6/03 at 12400 miles under the legendary "service action."
Did that fix the problem? Following a recent "check engine" light episode, dealer (Fred Baker, Bedford, OH) replaced all coils and spark plugs in March 2007 at 31400 miles at my cost. A unique problem? The dealer mentioned that the parts for my repair were being cannibalized from another customer's repair for the same problem.
12k miles was a joke; 20k miles hardly seems like "Vorsprung durch Technik." (During my years at a Tier II supplier to many auto firms, including VW Audi, this sort of product performance, regardless of warranty fine print, would have had us before a customer kangaroo quality court over our professionalism, competence, customer awareness, and commitment to continuous improvement.)
Predictably, Audi of America pretends that they have no responsibility for their vehicles and asks the dealer (which neither designed, specified, purchased components for, nor built the fabulous ignition system) to "evaluate" and complete the brush off.
I'd like to reach someone internally at Audi (US, maybe better in the EU), if such information is available.
Apr 11, 2007 (3:09 am)
After two weeks in the repair shop, my Audi A4 is in perfect shape again. Good as new!
I couldn't believe that I'd encounter the same problem again. I mean, my old car had troubles with its Airaid Cold Air Intake and now I got the same hassle with my Audi. I must be a car jinx or whatsoever.
But thanks a lot to the gorgeous guy in the repair shop. he really did a good one on my car.
#1513 of 2367 Re: A4 2.0T CVT [escortowner]
Apr 19, 2007 (2:44 pm)
Dont buy it with out a warranty. At least, don't keep a CVT out of warranty - it's a money pit.
The problem is that the CVT is a sealed, closed design and can't be rebuilt or fixed. A replacement transmission costs about $8000.
An Audi technician actually told me that the CVT issue was a "dirty secret" and he has seen way too many problems with that transmission.
I think it's reprehensible that Audi knows about this flaw and won't do anything to mitigate the problem - that kind of repair should not be almost half the value of the car just out of warranty.
#1514 of 2367 Re: Gas cap affliction [wia4]
Apr 25, 2007 (8:12 pm)
haha thought it was only my gas cap tether that was missing.
I have a 2002 3.0. My radio is broke. It is constantly lit up, even when I turn the car off. It does not respond to anything, can't turn on radio, can't take out CD, etc. All the buttons and the LCD screen just glow red. Any advice? Prior to this my LCD would sometimes just die for 5 seconds. This minor problem happened for about 6 months leading up to this, but very rarely. Thank you, I appreciate it.
Also I ripped off my skip plate, accidently. I have the sport pkg. Is it worth the $200 investment to put it back on? Thanks again.
May 07, 2007 (6:04 am)
Ran audi out of oil while driving was wondering what kind of damage this could have caused any and all suggestions would help, looking to fix and get an idea of what it could cost
#1516 of 2367 ABS warning light
May 07, 2007 (7:57 pm)
1999 a4 2.8 quattro, my problem is the ABS warning light comes on while driving and at the same time the BRAKE warning light comes on blinking with an audible warning signal. i read the manual, it says that the ABS system is not functioning properly. are there anybody can advice me to solve this problem. i don't want to go to the dealer anymore because they did not solve my problem(engine oil pressure warning light), and somebody here advice me to replace my oil viscosity instead of 5W-30 i replaced it to 20W-50. and my problem was solved. thanks.
#1517 of 2367 Re: ABS warning light [wilner]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 08, 2007 (9:59 am)
You'll have to have it scanned to read the codes. Audis do have somewhat frequent control module failures for the ABS system. This module sits under the hood. The labor to replace it isn't much, about 1/2 hour, but the part is around $500.
But maybe it's not that and only a failed wheel sensor.
However, you'll need to take it to someone who has the proper type of scanner for the ABS system for that car. A good independent shop will have this tool for Audis.
If you're ever up in the Bay Area from down south there I can recommend a shop for you.
#1518 of 2367 Re: ABS warning light [Mr_Shiftright]
May 08, 2007 (7:10 pm)
thanks again Mr_Shiftright. should the warning light on when you have it scan, because it occasionally show the warning light on and off after 1 or 2 days. is it dangerous to have a long drive with this kind of problem? i appreciate it very much if you can recommend me that shop at the Bay Area, i always traveled in that area 1 or 2 times a month and my family(mom and sister) lives there.
#1519 of 2367 Re: ABS warning light [wilner]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 08, 2007 (9:43 pm)
I'll e-mail you. What the light means is that your ABS is inoperative, so while you'll have good brakes you won't have the optimum in all situations. I think the codes are stored in the system so it should show up.
#1520 of 2367 Re: ABS warning light [Mr_Shiftright]
May 08, 2007 (10:10 pm)
thank you again, sir. i really appreciate your advice and i received your e-mail.