brett at cloud9.net
Sun Apr 23 19:55:16 EDT 2006
On Apr 23, 2006, at 7:42 PM, bob wrote:
> Yeah now the question is, will audi replace the cars that burned
> down from those POS? Almost cost me my v8 5sp!
Hmm...really? That's pretty interesting, as I thought the we
established V8q speakers were not affected.
Back when the 200q20v came out, a few cars were destroyed by fire; I
used to have a couple of VIN numbers of cars that were wrecked. I
have emails from one of the owners who was driving along when the
cabin started to fill with smoke. He pulled over, got out, and
watched as the car burned to the ground. Audi (I believe) bought the
car back; I don't recall what he replaced it with.
Now, we all make fun of Ford for the "$ vs people's lives" business
with the Pinto, ignition switches, Crown Vic fuel tanks, etc- but
Audi clearly pulled a fast one here. Years later when I called Audi
Client Relations to discuss the issue, they told me "we've never
heard of this issue". Audi didn't issue a recall after a couple cars
caught fire. They didn't even bother to change the design of the
Hysterical that after 200q20v listmembers called ACR in droves to
report that their speakers smoked or made funny noises (some people
having multiple failures), and Phil Rose sent a registered letter-
Audi Client Relations continued to lie to us. God forbid they tell
customers "well, some customers have researched this and found a high
failure rate. We'll add you to a mailing list to let you know if it
is a legitimate problem or not; in the meantime, please take your car
to an Audi dealer and they'll be happy to unplug the rear speakers
temporarily if you are concerned about this issue."
Nope, couldn't do that. Gotta lie to people!
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