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Re: A4/A6/Passat brake recall
I had this same problem, called the dealer and mentioned that a European
lister told about a recall somewhere. Service guy was ignorant of the
problem and the recall.
From: P-O Selander (EUS) <EUSPOS@am1.ericsson.se>
To: Audi Internet List (E-mail) <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, March 26, 1999 9:40 PM
Subject: A4/A6/Passat brake recall
>I have not been on the list during the past few weeks but after reading
>through the archives, I did not see anything mentioning this.
>VAG of Sweden (VW/Audi) has decided to recall some 25,000+ A4s/A6s/Passats
>due to problem with the disc brakes in salty/slushy weather conditions.
>Seems like a lot of drivers was lacking serious braking power due to
>"possibly" some residue build up on the discs. Changing pads has not helped
>the situation and according to the news article I read, they do not (yet)
>really know how to rectify the problem. Just as in the case with the M-B
>"Weltklasse" it took VAG some time to react to customer and drivers
>I recall someone out east earlier during the winter had similar problems.
>you want to comment, e-mail directly since I am not receiving digests at
>moment (server problems?)
>P-O Selander, Bellevue, WA