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#2084 of 2367 Re: looking for help with maintenance [ntheyardagain]
Oct 06, 2009 (9:25 am)
What is the year make and model. Audi was forced in 2004, to extend warranties on engines that failed due to "sludge issues" from 5 years/ 50,000 miles to 8 years/unlimited miles. Please see below
August 31, 2004
Audi to Extend Warranty on Certain Models Due to Oil Sludge Problems
Source: Associated Press
Volkswagen of America Inc. has extended its warranty coverage of certain models for problems caused by oil sludge, which can cause engine damage.
In the past few days, the company has sent letters to about 400,000 Volkswagen Passat and Audi owners informing them of the extended warranty, Volkswagen spokesman Steve Keyes said Tuesday. The company took the measure after receiving reports of engine problems caused by sludge, a buildup of old or dirty engine oil that thickens and hinders engine lubrication.
The problem generally is caused by failure to change the oil on time or by the use of low-quality oil, Keyes said. It affects 1998 to 2004 Passats and 1997 to 2004 Audi A4s that have a 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder engine.
Volkswagen is extending its usual five-year, 50,000-mile warranty to eight years with no mileage limit on repairs related to sludge, Keyes said. The additional warranty is fully transferrable.
#2085 of 2367 Re: New v Used [a4qut]
Oct 06, 2009 (9:36 am)
I bought my extended warranty thru CarMax; they call it Max Care. According to CarMax's website, they use different vendors for the warranty. Mine seems to be thru Motor Warranty Services of North America. So far so good. My service rep at Audi knows how to spin things to make it more likely that they will cover repairs etc, so that helps.
#2086 of 2367 Re: Audi Pure Protection [mcmuney]
Oct 10, 2009 (10:32 pm)
Get the 48K if you plan to keep the car. All German car parts are highly over-priced (from Audi to Opel).
I wanted to get an A4 but I was horrified to see the Consumer Reports data for VW/Audi. I trust the report because they got my current car spot-on. The A4 was not nearly as bad as the Passat or Jetta, but they share the same base 2.0 engine. I'm still tempted though....Not sure what to do
Oct 12, 2009 (10:00 am)
Hi, I bought my audi A4 frrom Prestige Imports. big mistake!!! My key has broken inside the ignition twice. Once in April 2009 and Then September of 2009. both ocassions leaving me without a car for several weeks as well as NO loaner car, Mind you, I was promised a loaner car in writing when I purchased my brand new Audi. If for any reason my car had a problem I didn't have to worry (LIES). Prestige's lame excuse was that they only have 17 loaners and that they were all booked and they couldn't give me a car that I would have to wait until a cancelation came through. So I called every day to see if someone cancelled and i was always told the same thing no cancelation yet. So I decided to call as someone else to do brakes and other stuff, ETC. and to my surprise there were 2 cancellations and they could fit me in for the very next day. I asked to be transfered to the service manager who was dealing with my car . When I asked him why he had told me that there were no cancellations and the other service manager told me otherwise. He told me to hold on and then told me another lame excuse that oh, there must have been a mistake, ETC. PRESTIGE IMPORTS ARE ALL LIERS. AS WELL AS BRATT HIMSELF. THE OWNER. BEWARE!!!! I SPOKE TO HIM ON THE VERY SAME NIGHT THAT MY CAR KEY BROKE INSIDE THE IGNITION. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER BECAUSE THE CAR STILL RAN SINCE THE KEY BROKE INSIDE WHEN IT WAS ALREADY ON. I ASKED MR. BRATT HIMSELF. IF THEY CAN HELP ME GET A LOANER. AFTER GETTING HIS ATTENTION WHICH WAS KIND OF DIFFICULT DUE TO HIS ASST. MANAGER WHO KEPT ON INSISTING THAT WHAT EVER HE TOLD ME BRATT WOULD DO THE SAME. SO I WALKED UP TO HIM AND ASKED HIM ABOUT MY CAR AND ALL THE OTHER PROBLEMS THAT I HAVE HAD WITH MY CAR. HE DIDN'T WANT TO HERE IT. HE SADI THAT THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO...sO MY ADVICE TO YOU DON'T BUY ANY CAR FROM PRESTIGE IMPORTS..... THEY TREAT YOU AS IF YOU ARE NOTHING.
Oct 12, 2009 (10:05 am)
UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE STUCK WITHOUT TRANSPORTATION. DON'T BUY FROM PRESTIGE. THEY ARE THE WORST DEALER FOR AUDI. THE ONLY REASON WHY I GO TO THEM BECAUSE I WAS PROMISED A LOANER. LIES,LIES,AND MORE LIES. NEXT TIME MY 2008 AUDI A4 BRAKES DOWN. I'M TAKING IT TO THE COLLECTION. I'LL GET IT FIXED RIGHT THE FIRST TIME AROUND. WHO CARES IF THEY DON'T GIVE ME A LOANER BECAUSE I HAD BOUGHT MY AUDI FROM PRESTIGE. AT LEAST I KNOW THAT THEY'LL DO THE JOB RIGHT.
#2090 of 2367 Re: 2008 Audi A4 [sadie414]
Oct 13, 2009 (8:32 am)
Sorry to hear about your bad experience. I believe part of the problem you face is that the dealer (Prestige) carries other top end model cars (Lamborgini, etc.) that sell for more than an Audi, hence they may be focusing more on those markets than on the lower end spectrum of products they sell. I ran into a similar situation when I purchased my Audi from a dealer who also sells Mercedes, Rolls Royce, Bentley and Porche. All vehicles went through the same service drive and the Audi folks kinda got lost in the shuffle with the high rollers. Cut to the chase...find a reputable dealer who sells Audi as his top of the line product, the focus will be there and the satisfaction level most likely will go up.
#2091 of 2367 99 A4 Quattro shuts off while driving
Oct 13, 2009 (9:09 am)
My 99 A4 has recently been shutting off during driving while I brake or turn. Seems to me like the extra tourque required by the brake pump or steering pump is enough to shut off the engine. Does anyone know what could be the cause?
Thanks in advance for your help.
#2092 of 2367 Re: 99 A4 Quattro shuts off while driving [audiman5]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 13, 2009 (10:07 am)
Might want to check your fuel pressure regulator for openers.
#2093 of 2367 1998 Audi A4 - Can't Remove Battery b/c Rusty Bolt
Oct 15, 2009 (6:45 am)
I'm sure there is a simple solution to this, but i cannot remove by dead battery because the bolt and surrounding area is rusted... Is there an easy DIY method to remove the rust?