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#2338 of 2367 Re: I own an Audi from HELL... Re: A4 1998 Avant ABS intermittent fault light [madisongreyart]
Jun 29, 2012 (5:45 pm)
Interesting. I guess my story is a little different, maybe not as narrative but here it goes....
2009 Audi A4 Quattro Prestige. My car's oil light would come on every 2000 miles or so. I got tired of putting oil in and one time at the dealership I mentioned it to the service rep and he said that the can run some tests for that. So I took him up on it. Im sure many are familiar with the oil consumption issue with the engines by now so I will skip the fun commentary and simply state that they measured my car to be burning 0.48L/1000 miles. So, they replaced the pistons and piston rings.
Then, unrelated to that a month later they replaced the radiator fan and motor mount. A few weeks later, not so major the amplifier had to be replaced ($2k)....damn expensive. Shortly thereafter, I couldn't get my sunroof to close so they replaced the sunroof frame. SWEET. so in about 4 months I had all those repairs, and then one more time, my car wouldn't run right....cam shaft. New Cam Shaft. Oh yeah, one more thing, when the cam shaft got finished being repaired the battery died so new battery ( I guess that's normal right the car is 3-years old).
So, on a 2009 A4 I had about $10k in repairs over a 6-month period.
The sucker I am I sold it back and bought another one.
#2339 of 2367 Re: I own an Audi from HELL... Re: A4 1998 Avant ABS intermittent fault light [escortowner]
Jun 29, 2012 (6:05 pm)
Hmm. I've owned my 24k mile 2009 CPO A4 Avant two weeks and I just had the 'add oil' light come on two days ago. I put in 3/4 of a quart and, interestingly, now it says "no oil information to display". WTH is that??
I do have 3 years and 76k more miles of warranty, though.
#2340 of 2367 Re: I own an Audi from HELL... Re: A4 1998 Avant ABS intermittent fault light [escortowner]
Jul 04, 2012 (12:29 pm)
just got my third check engine light in three months, on July 4. Have already had fuel pump replaced at 76,000 miles, after they originally thought it was the gas cap and fuel filter. they tried to soak me for the fuel pump,but I had a warranty-wasn't out the $600, that time. wonder what they are going to say it is this time. I am asking for the factory rep to inspect. A $50,000 car shouldn't have these problems.
#2341 of 2367 Re: Indicator relay replacement [hydrocarbon]
Jul 28, 2012 (7:56 am)
Hi I have the same problem. You say just remove the panel and the relay is there, but which one is it as there are 3 different banks of relays. thank for yor help
#2342 of 2367 Re: Indicator relay replacement [yellpest]
Jul 30, 2012 (5:53 am)
you have just replied to a 7 year-old message. I very seriously doubt that the user 'hydrocarbon' is going to come back and reply to you, seeing as his last post on Edmunds was 2006.
#2343 of 2367 Re: Indicator relay replacement [colin_l]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 30, 2012 (6:44 am)
True, but you never know when info is going to be helpful to another member, years later.
#2344 of 2367 End of Lease Buyout or walkaway engine question
Aug 11, 2012 (2:00 pm)
I have a 2010 A4 Quatro auto Premium Plus with Nav with 29k miles. Lease ends in 3 weeks but engine was using 1qt oil for 1,500 miles, dealer did TB and now went from max to just above min in about 3,800 miles. Question is should I buy it out for $22,500, buy it and get extended service plan (and how much) or should I walk away. Really love the car. Thanks
#2345 of 2367 Re: End of Lease Buyout or walkaway engine question [boas13]
Aug 11, 2012 (11:43 pm)
first of all do you mean by TB the timing belt?
#2346 of 2367 Re: End of Lease Buyout or walkaway engine question [amkmeco90]
Aug 12, 2012 (11:29 am)
Good question. Technical Bulletin. When I complained about the oil usage they advised this was first step to correct. Did scope test on engine, drove 1k, then they did the tech bulletin replacing a seal. Next would be "ring job" on the valves.
#2347 of 2367 Re: End of Lease Buyout or walkaway engine question [boas13]
Aug 12, 2012 (8:50 pm)
Hmm, I have excessive oil consumption on my CPO 2009 A4 Avant as well. I only have 25k miles on it, I bet it is the same stinkin seal...
Anyway, what's the price of the extended warranty? The Audi care service plan is definitely not worth buying because that is just pre-paid maintenance. To hell with that! Get your routine work done at an independent shop, it will b tons cheaper.