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#2340 of 2367 Re: I own an Audi from HELL... Re: A4 1998 Avant ABS intermittent fault light [escortowner]
Jul 04, 2012 (1:29 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 (8:56 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 (6:53 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_h HOST
Jul 30, 2012 (7:44 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 (3:00 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 12, 2012 (12:43 am)
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 (12:29 pm)
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 (9:50 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.
#2348 of 2367 Re: End of Lease Buyout or walkaway engine question [boas13]
Aug 14, 2012 (2:07 am)
i've the same problem for my 09 Q5 and thought it is all the case with the Audi. i've an 02 A4 3.0 and has the same problem. probably on next visit to the dealer i'd tell them about that oil usage and see. For your question about keeping your car: in my opinion, Audis are great cars and they are fun to drive and whenever you drive it, you feel the car is really hugging the road. so if you wanna keep it, keep in mind that it's an expensive to maintain so as not to regret doing so when something big happens. I had a 2010 subaru forester and i traded it for the Q5. i know i was a little fool to do that but i couldn't resist Audi. the only thing to keep in mind is the maintenance costs.
#2349 of 2367 1998 A4 key FOB programming
Aug 29, 2012 (3:36 pm)
I bought this fixer upper and have been at it for 8 months. The only key i was given works in the ignition and door locks but i only have the metal key part and the bottom half of the fob. No lock or unlock button. So i bought the correct fob online according to the VIN and took it to the only guy in town to cut the key. He said it wont work until i program it but we put it in the car and it started right up. he thought there was something strange about it starting the car without programming it? I have tried to program the new fob and can't get it to work to lock and unlock the doors at all using the buttons? both keys will lock and unlock and start the car but the new one with the whole fob, the buttons dont work? the power locks work from inside the car also. Anybody have any suggestions??