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#689 of 2367 My 1998 Audi A4 Temperature Gauge Fluctuates
Apr 27, 2005 (1:44 pm)
1998 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro, 102,000 miles
My temperature gauge has recently been fluctuating between C and the middle point of C and H. It has never gone over the middle point but sometimes when itís slightly below the middle it will drop down to C within a minute and slowly creep back up. Sometimes it will stay steady between C and the middle point with minor fluctuations. There are no leaks and the radiator and reservoir are full. Has anyone experienced any issues with the temperature gauge?
#690 of 2367 Re: Bacteria build up in my 03' A4 [stinkya4]
Apr 28, 2005 (6:19 am)
Make sure that before you turn off your car that the HVAC settings are set to allow fresh air in and not left in recirculation mode. If in recirculation mode, the vents remain closed and will trap condensation inside (which would lead to the musty smell). Leaving the car in fresh air mode will leave the vents open to the outside and allow any condensation to properly drain.
#691 of 2367 Re: Alarm Problems [marleybarr]
Apr 28, 2005 (1:19 pm)
marleybarr- what warranty plan did you have? If you check the other forums on extended warranties, they advise you not to purchase them! They all seem to have terrible reputations. Though, I have heard Audi has something called the Pure Protection Plan.
#692 of 2367 Re: Alarm Problems [jgp]
Apr 29, 2005 (10:45 am)
I went through Western National 1.800.722.4758. $2300 for 3 years or 50,000 miles w/$100 deductible. They are legitimate and covered the alarm repair and rental car. The only thing they won't cover is the "airbag" light on the dash. A module needs replacing to the tune of $880.00 and they don't cover that item. I have used up about $1500 worth of Audi repairs and have about a year /or 25000 miles left on the plan. I'm going to get the valve cover/cam gaskets replaced soon (regular cost$1200) so it was well worth going with this.
#693 of 2367 Re: ESP light [clevecave}
Apr 29, 2005 (9:51 pm)
Yes, they fixed it. In my case both the ABS and the ESP light were coming on. They replaced a switch in the steering column. I believe by reading my receipt it was a new steering angle sender. This was done under warranty. Both lights are not acting up anymore.
Hope this helps. Keep me posted if they fix the problem or not.
#694 of 2367 Re: Alarm Problems [marleybarr]
May 01, 2005 (9:50 am)
Thanks for the info. I did some research, and the problems you mentioned, and others that people have talked about on the forum, are all covered under the Audi Pure Protection Plan. Depending on the price, I will probably go with that, because you are one of the few people that has said anything positive about their "3rd party" extended warranty provider.
#695 of 2367 Re: Alarm Problems [jgp]
May 02, 2005 (7:06 am)
Would never try ownership of one of these cars w/o some sort of extended service plan UNLESS the vehicle was paid for and then one could start a "savings account" for future repairs with the $500/mo. or so it takes to drive this car.
#696 of 2367 2006 A4 Avant broke down on the 2nd day
May 03, 2005 (10:39 am)
I just bought a brand new 2006 A4 Avant 2.0T quattro, and it died on me the 2nd morning of driving. The malfunction light started blinking, the car started chocking and I only had time to pull to a parking lot. Once I turned the engine off and was not able to start it anymore. Had to have the vehicle towed to the dealership and they still don't know what's wrong with it (this is the 2nd day they have it in service).
What would you do in a situation like that? Would you keep the car? Do I even have an option of returning it (I don't, according to the dealer)?
Have you heard of any problems with the new A4s? It was supposed to be such a great brand, but now the more I think about it it seems to me like a piece of expensive european junk.
#697 of 2367 Re: 2006 A4 Avant broke down on the 2nd day [gunter1]
May 03, 2005 (1:34 pm)
If the issue is electronic and the dealer is competent and finds it then I would not be too upset. Electronic parts that fail usually do so early in their life and you could have a bad ECU or something like that.
If the problem is mechanical and requires extensive tear-down to repair that would be a different matter, IMHO.
#698 of 2367 Re: Alarm Problems [jaboze]
May 03, 2005 (7:21 pm)
My wifes Audi A4 just started to go off many times a day. Just got a $175 ticket for noise violation here in the city. ouch. I tried to turn off the motion sensor on the driver side between the doors. Didn't work. Unhooked the battery and re-hooked. Nope! Turns out that the police broke into the car, opened the hood, took out the horn and left a note saying what they did. Now the car just blinks. So, I'm with you on not paying 750 bucks to replace a door and is that really the cause? Will let you know how this turns out. -2KA4Driver