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Re: A4 recall
Methinks the splash shield/brake pad campaign affects only countries with
specific brake pads/environmental conditions. For some reason I think the
US pads are not the same part numbers as the European pads, although I may
The pad material absorbs/reacts with new types of liquid road salts and an
oily film forms on the pad. After sustained driving or the car having been
parked (ie. cold pads) the initial brake application with normal pedal
pressure can result in sub-normal decelaration rates. Worst conditions are
around freezing on slushy/wet roads. The press in Sweden/Finland had a
heyday with this last winter.
The larger splash shields and pads went into production in early 1999, and
all cars produced before certain VINs have received new bits.
FWIW, other makes have similar problems, and are telling their customers
that this is normal, but the customer can buy new parts to improve braking
performance. I prefer the recall method - more thorough and no cost to
customer. A friend of mine with a new Saab was recently told that he must
pay the full pop...
----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Andrews <email@example.com>
To: Jouko Haapanen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Quattro List <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 31, 1999 4:24 AM
Subject: Re: A4 recall
> I haven't heard of the splash shield recall yet...what does it entail?
> why are they doing it?
> Rob Andrews -- Dell Home Sales
> 1800-879-3355 x 47218 Rob_Andrews@Dell.com
> 99 A4 2.8Q--too many toys to list...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jouko Haapanen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Perniklas Eriksson <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 1999 9:46 AM
> Subject: Re: A4 recall
> > The other recall is for automatic transmission equipped A4/A6/Passat
> > 30V V6's and 1.8T's, regarding the freezing up of the brake booster
> > the throttle body gets replaced. You probably had the brake pad/splash
> > shield recall for A4/A6/Passat in Sweden as well as we had here...
> > Jouko Haapanen
> > Pori, Finland
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Perniklas Eriksson <email@example.com>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 11:36 PM
> > Subject: SV: A4 recall
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I've just got the tie rod ends fixed. Got the recall a couple of weeks
> > ago. I have an A4Tsq 98.8.
> > >
> > > Is there a recall waiting on the brake booster to?
> > >
> > > Perniklas Eriksson
> > > Sweden
> > >