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RE: Does the Year 2000 bug affects Audis???

> Lately I have been hearing lots of subtle and scarey ways that the Y2K
> bugs 
> might affect a whole range of things.  Some American cars have been
> identified 
> as having Y2K problems- Sorry, I don't have the specifics, this came up as
> an 
> example during a Year 2000 briefing.
> Is anything known about Audi's in this regard?  Is there a date
> computation in 
> control computers, alarms, phones etc.  ?
> If this is an old topic, I apologize for wasting bandwidth and your time.
... I guess I must say that it surprises me that any car would be affected
by the Y2K bug ... they typically know nothing of the year.  Older cars
don't have computers that are that sophisticated and _I_ would think that a
car that was designed in recent years would have taken Y2K into account ...
perhaps that's Detroit's new method for "planned obsolescence" ... :-)

I don't know what year Audis you are considering, but I would say that
anything older than about 1996 (before OBD-II) should not be an issue.
Certainly model years before 1990 there will be no issue ...

If you do think Y2K is a threat to the operation of your car you may want to
contact that guy with the "Y2K supply sale" in his sig ... perhaps you can
keep a load of water and groceries in your trunk ... just in case ... ;-)

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)

... contemplating restoring my old '78 Fox so that I won't have to worry
abut Y2K or those new EMP-based automotive disablers that I've seen ... :-)