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Audi A4, Sedan
#335 of 354 Re: Road/wind noise [fglamser]
Nov 06, 2009 (7:33 pm)
I'm sorry. The TSB I sent didn't show the pictures. The only difference is that the original wind deflector is solid all the way across as opposed to the new one being serrated. The new deflector is identicle to the one on my 2002 Passet. Go figure.
It is perfectly quiet now.
#336 of 354 Re: Road/wind noise [audidad5555]
Nov 20, 2009 (3:22 pm)
Picked up my new '10 A4 last week and one of the first things I looked for when opening the sunroof was the shape of the deflector--as you note, it's now serrated. Was serrated on my '04 Acura also--Audi apparently got the memo late.
#338 of 354 Re: 2009 A4 pioes and 5 sunroofs [barryend]
Dec 26, 2009 (5:20 am)
No sorry no idea about the same and not sure about the launched. But i also want to know when the car will be at showrooms.
#339 of 354 Re: Road/wind noise [redherring1]
Dec 26, 2009 (5:51 am)
Could someone tell me what part of the sun roof assembly is the deflector? I'm not familiar with that terminology.
#340 of 354 Re: Road/wind noise [fglamser]
Jan 04, 2010 (1:24 pm)
Sorry! Haven't been on for a while. The deflector is a plastic strip that pops up automatically when the sunroof opens. It pushes the airflow up and away from the sunroof opening so it doesn't create a "booming" noise or allow air to directly enter the car.
#341 of 354 Re: Road/wind noise [redherring1]
Jan 04, 2010 (3:59 pm)
Thanks, Redherring. Does anybody know if the improved wind deflector is a warranty item?
#342 of 354 Re: Road/wind noise [fglamser]
Jan 05, 2010 (10:22 am)
EVERYTHING that is NOT part of maintenance is a warranty item -- and there are even some exceptions (sometimes called Customer Good Will) that would allow maintenance items to be charged to the dealer's warranty discretionary account.
If your deflector doesn't deflect anymore -- it will be repaired or replaced within the warranty period, unless there is some fine print somewhere that specifically excludes it -- even then, Customer Good Will could be helpful.
Of course, if YOU broke the thing and it is apparent that it was mis-used, well, you might have to fight about it and if you ABUSED something and THAT was apparent, well, good luck chuck!
#343 of 354 Re: Road/wind noise [markcincinnati]
Jan 06, 2010 (12:33 pm)
All true enough, but if the question is: can you get the new, improved deflector under warrranty in place of the old one since it works better even if there's nothing actually wrong with the old one, I would say good luck.
#344 of 354 Re: Road/wind noise [redherring1]
Jan 06, 2010 (12:52 pm)
i guess im lucky then.
just before Christmas i went to my dealership for 15k mile service on my 2009 A4 and i asked if they could replace my wind deflector under warranty, i said it makes the buffeting noise at speeds between 35 and 45. they just checked if the part was in stock, and no problem whatsoever! wind deflector is replaced and it did not cost me a penny.
i cannot say it deflects wind better, because i *think* there is actually more air coming in through open sunroof now, but it certainly is much much more quiet than the original wind deflector... havent tested a lot though, since its pretty cold and snowy here this time of year...