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Hi,

I just came on the site to see if there are any A4 Cabriolet owners who have been having the same problems as me. It is a 2.5Tdi sport.

I bought my car brand new in June 2004 and so far I have had nothing but problems.

There was a creak emanating from the windscreen which took audi 5 attempts to fix.

The lights on the vehicle have failed 9 times. Ironically (they have charged me for replacing them once or twice too saying bulbs are consumable items!)

They offered me an upgrade to 18inch alloys from the 17inch standard ones but forgot to replace the spare claiming that an 18inch wouldn't have fitted in the boot and even in their most expensive S4 cabriolet model they don't provide an 18inch spare. When they gave me a S4 as a courtesy car after my complaints, I found the wheel does fit perfectly and the S4 does come with a full size spare.

They told me the car needs to be serviced once every 2 years or 19,000. The car has only done 18,000 and the service light has come on twice.

The brake sensor keeps coming on indicating that there is something wrong with the brakes when I start the vehicle. Audi say that this happens sometimes and I should ignore it... I wonder what they'll say if i crash due to brake failure...

Their customer service is generally poor and unprofessional. They have cancelled my booking claiming courtesy cars were not available etc just a day before booking.

The car has been in 11 times for repairs since I bought it in June 2004 and I have been abroad for 6 months of that time!

I tried to reject the vehicle, but they say I've got no grounds to. Audi UK are equally useless and claim they have no jurisdiction over the dealer.

I've now just issued me Audi dealer with a court summons.

Anyone else had nearly as many problems as me????

Roopesh
 

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nah but that place sounds wack theres a reason why a light comes on in your car... or else it wouldnt have came on... If it goes to court, you should win... But would that mean ur done with Audi for good?
 

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well i love it.. but u gotta do what you gotta do get a g35.... sweet car... ugly dash though
 

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My 2003 cab has been in 15 times mainly for small problems. Here is a list of the more serious ones
Rear anti roll bar and bushes replaced (A known problem at Audi)
Water pump failed
Front brake pads. The inner pads wore out. The outers were fine
Locating mech for roof on header rail replaced
Front suspension bushes replaced
Water entering boot lid via central brake light
Roof box replaced

All these were done under warranty by Audi in Bolton who were very good with no cause for complaint
Despite the above and the rediculous servicing prices in the UK I would have another
 

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So don't you feel like there is something wrong with the car?

I also have a Toyota Yaris and that only goes to the dealer for service once per year.

What happens when the warranty runs out? Would you have paid the GBP10.000 your repairs must have cost?

Problem is that I don't live in the country and when I come home on the odd weekends, I don't want to have to spend it in the Audi garage.
 
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