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Audi TT, Coupe, Convertible
#23 of 49 Re: 2002 TT Timing Belt [klboven]
Apr 23, 2008 (12:26 pm)
I purchased my '02 Audi TT in 2005 and it had 12,000 miles on it and all of the maintenance was kept up religiously. I have continued to take it in for its regular service. I go to take it in for service at 65k miles and they want to change the timing belt. They also want to change some other things like the alternater "while they are in there". After reading this forum, I am convinced that I need to change the belt but what about the other things they want to do to the tune of ~$1500? Should I let them do everything or wait untill the other parts break?
Also, I was very happy to get a letter from Audi TT Instrument Settlement Administrator to fix the problems with my instrument panel display. It has been buggy for a while, I will have that fixed as well.
#24 of 49 so far my 2001 has 74K, so far so good
May 28, 2008 (4:21 pm)
im looking to change timing belt asap before mine goes south.
#25 of 49 Re: so far my 2001 has 74K, so far so good [savannah_tt]
May 28, 2008 (8:51 pm)
Prolly a good idea. So it costs $700 to fix the instrument panel. Im gonna get it fixed and tell them it broke last summer and turn it in by June 16th to see if they will reimburse me. My car was officially too old in Nov '07. Go figure...
Wish me luck!!
#26 of 49 extended warranty for timing belt/2001 audi
Nov 06, 2008 (2:47 pm)
I never recieved a letter about the extention of warranty, any ways I lost the timing belt last night. My mechanic told me about the class action law suit. 2001 model was extended to 120000 miles , but the way that I understand is it was revised from 105000 to 120000 and mailed out sept. 11th of 2008, and the dead line was sept.30th of 2008 to file for damages.
please acknowledge if you are in the same situation.
If you have any info that will help me ,please post it . I have 110,000 miles on it.
#27 of 49 Re: extended warranty for timing belt/2001 audi [mojdeh05]
Nov 07, 2008 (8:09 am)
I guess they did not send all of the letters out at the same time. Since you have to get it fixed anyway, go ahead and submit the bill to Audi and see if they will honor it.
Good luck, Sir. I sorry your car broke.
#28 of 49 2003 tt roadster
Apr 30, 2009 (1:07 pm)
Today I needed my key fobs re charged, I was told my timing belt has hairline cracks. They are replacing it now. I have learned that I should have received a notice about a year ago to have it checked, as the result of a class action suit.
I am certain that had I been alerted, I would have been covered now rather than bearing the expense.
Anyone have any suggestions how to pursue Audi for failing to notify me properly? I have all of 49,000 miles thus far.
#29 of 49 Re: 2003 tt roadster [joconnor4]
May 06, 2009 (4:34 pm)
Hi. Sorry for your troubles but Audi will only cover damages caused by a failed timing belt. The replacement of the belt is an owner responsibility. It is action like these from Audi that have soured my relationship with this car manufacturer. The worse part, and I hope I am not ruining your day, but this belt was an issue on this same motor on a previous model before the TT was released. And yet, they did nothing to redesign or upgrade the material of the belt. Way to stick it to the customer. My 2001 Roadster has this belt. I had it checked for free as part of the lawsuit and it was judged OK. I will check it every year and replace when necessary. It aint cheap to own a TT. Good luck.
#30 of 49 Re: 2003 tt roadster [joconnor4]
May 28, 2009 (8:59 am)
Having the timing belt changed next week 73K miles. (2001 TT Quattro) I received notification of the class action, can't remember when, but at that point in time the belt, which was checked for free, part of the "suit" was fine. When I went in for the 60K service they said it was starting to crack and recomended it be changed as soon as possible but by at least 75K miles....yes now I get to pay the $1400. for a new one. I guess I should have had them install a new one then...that is if they would have done it being that it was ok then....somehow I doubt they would have.
#31 of 49 Audi TT Timing belt How can it have such a crap timing belt.
Sep 10, 2009 (7:43 am)
I don't know much about cars but the timing belt went on my TT 1 week after I bought it 02 model with 60k miles. How can Audi sell a car with such a poor quality timing belt. I'm waiting to hear from the garage to see how bad the damage is but I'm sick as a dog. Will Audi accept any responsibility for the damage? On a normal cheap car you would expect the timing belt to last at least 100K?