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Sorry and welcome. Sorry to hear about your V8 prollems, and
welcome to the cold weather world of corporations.
Don't know where you live, but most states have a lemon law
concerning automobiles. Since your car is 6 years old, chances are, if
you had a "lemon" case, the time has run to assert the claim against
Audi. But, if the dealership got the flier [no excuse that it didn't if
it is an authorized dealership] on the 60k timing belt change then it
should have been changed at the 60k check. Sounds like you have a valid
claim against the dealer. The rack cost is probably yours, unless a
similar thing happened re: the rack, as happened on the belt.
Brother Phil sez >>>you should have Audi on your side against
the dealership<<<< Yeah, and Toto should have been a trained German
Shepherd capable of biting the wicked witch's ass. Bottom line is, as
much as I love my Audi's, it is amazing that Audi has sold the number of
cars it has through that hell-pit called a dealership network. I have
very little regard for how Audi has handled some very clear problems on
its' expensive car line. Witness here the 5k auto [been through 3 here],
5k rack [anyone out there had Audi fix it for free recently?], UFO
brakes, etc. Each of the above should have caused a recall for
replacement on *all* cars---not some wimpy "secret" program.
Take it up with the dealer on the timing belt question. If you
get nowhere there, maybe you need a lawyer--which in and of itself causes
this situation to become lose, lose. But, of course, Audi knows this.
Sad story chuk---IMHO you should raise 4 ton of hell down at the
dealership. I don't advise you do this, but I have had, on occasion,
pretty good results when the hell is raised on a busy day on the
dealership floor:) In fact, Audi dealer not too far from here lost 3
lookers when I told them they would certainly get fuc*** by the dealer if
they bought a car "here"---story gets really good after the manager
grabbed my arm :):):):) Perhaps another time for that one.
Good Luck, you will need it.