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#1801 of 2367 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [utahjake]
Jun 04, 2008 (6:32 pm)
I thought those of you who read my original post in February 2008 regarding the serious engine problems with my 2007 A4 might like to hear the end of the story. After Audi offered to make a car payment of two to compensate me, I contacted a law firm that specializes in lemon law and the Magnuson Moss federal warranty law. They took the case. Mediation went on for a couple of months when finally, the mediator offered me exactly what I had requested in my letter to the VP of Audi - substitution of collateral. Audi took my A4 and I was able to choose a 2008 model up to my original msrp (any money over the msrp was my responsibility to pay) without paying taxes, destination charges or plate transfer fees. My loan stayed the same with only the VIN of the new car being substituted. I did have to pay Audi a mileage fee because of the 20,000 miles on my car when the problems began. Audi had to pay the majority of the attorneys' fees. I decided I did not want another A4, mainly because I could not replace by 3.2 with a 2008 without going over my msrp. So I now own a totally loaded 2008 A3 3.2 S line. I've had the A3 for two weeks now and really like it. It is everything the reviews said it was. I am still not sure if I will keep it after my experience with Audi as a corporation but at least now I have a car that has some value. So for those of you facing serious problems with your car, and not getting any satisfaction from Audi customer service, I definitely recommend letting an expert step in to handle the situation.
#1802 of 2367 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [utahjake]
Jun 05, 2008 (6:37 am)
I am glad everything turned out well for you. I think the A3 is a great car. If you really like it I would say keep it. You probably hate Audi right now; but, you are not proving anything to Audi if you get rid of it for spite. There are other car mfrs. that would have acted in the same manner believe it or not.
It is a shame an attorney and mediator had to get involved. I would have thought if you retained an attorney Audi would have gave in.
#1803 of 2367 Audi A4 flasher/indicator unit
Jun 08, 2008 (6:38 am)
I had problems with the flasher unit/switch working intermittently. I took the switch out and stripped off the casing to look for broken circuit or anything obvious, and found that the unit worked if held at a certain position whilst still connected. I bent the terminals at the back just slightly and applied WD40 and it cured the problem. Cheaper that a switch! Could be worth a try.
#1804 of 2367 Re: windshield wiper problem [sandar]
Jun 09, 2008 (9:11 pm)
any progress on your issue. Mine did that and fianlly went out. checked the nossels and then the motor - everything seems to be fine. I believe it is the switch.. but have not opened this up yet.
#1805 of 2367 Wiper stopped working
Jun 09, 2008 (9:18 pm)
AUDI A4 - 02 Wiper slowed down then went out. Checked motor which is fine. Suspect switch - anyone with similar experience - pls help. AD
#1806 of 2367 Re: Wiper stopped working [amand]
Jun 17, 2008 (6:18 pm)
i also have a audia4-02 with a similar problem...
my blades we not stopped completely, they were stuck and went back and forth a slight bit , they would stop and flicker a little again ...thought maybe it was the fuse but it wasn't...we put some wd40 in the wiper connection bolt(unsure of the technical name) and it started to works again
i went to the dealer and they said it is a common problem and the part would need replacement at about $ 450
hope this helps
Jun 18, 2008 (10:06 am)
I have an A4 convertible (3.0) Qt
i have had it for 4.5 years and have only done 21K miles.
the other day, the coolant was leaking. the garage have concluded that it is a crack in the short engine block. This is surely not down to wear and tear. Audi customer services are offering £1K towards a £7k bill. They do NOT accept it is a manufacturing fault, but will not tell me what caused it. Engine blocks do not just crack after 21K miles?
help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#1808 of 2367 Re: Help! [brokencar]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 20, 2008 (9:33 am)
Depends on whether you allowed the car to overheat or not. If the crack (I assume in the cylinder bore) was due to a severe overheat, you'll have a hard time getting Audi to step up for that. If you can swear on ten holy books that the temp gauge never went into the red and that the overheat alarm didn't go off, then I'd raise hell with them. You might ask that a factory representative examine the block. These field engineers travel from dealer to dealer.
#1809 of 2367 Re: Audi Extended Warranty [shivdasa]
Jun 21, 2008 (3:50 pm)
My dealer just sent me an offer for an extended warranty on my 2005 Audi A4 convertible and it was about $4,600 for an extra 4 years or up to 100,000 miles. Though it seems like a lot to pay out at one time, I almost expect to pay out about $1,200 or more per year anyway once I'm out of the regular warranty and the car is over 4 years old. I expect to buy it, but don't know if there are competitive offers around.
It's offered bt Total Protection and is called "Supreme Coverage".
I'm generally satisfied with my car, though I just had a coolant leak at 36,000 miles and also had aaan ignition coil replaced after the 35,000 service.
#1810 of 2367 Re: Audi Extended Warranty [eddie650]
Jun 22, 2008 (3:43 pm)
It's probably negotiable. If you really want the warranty, offer him quite a bit less, and see what he says.