[A4] 2002 A4 problems

Nick Thompson sfdaytona at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 16 12:42:58 EST 2004

If you're that unhappy with them, then have your car
towed somewhere else.

If you don't believe your dealer is telling the truth,
then why not call around asking for a thermostat for
an '02 1.8T?


P.S. I work for a Porsche/Audi Dealer, you want me to
see if we have one of these for your car?

--- Brian J White <brian at bjwhite.net> wrote:
> Sounds like you should try another dealer.
> But AoA's number is:
> 1-800-822-AUDI
> At 06:08 2004-01-16, Brett Messimer wrote:
> >Howdy all:
> >
> >Has anyone else had lots of problems with their
> 2002 A4 1.8Tq?  Ever since I
> >bought the car in 2002 I've had lots of problems,
> the latest being the
> >thermostat dumping coolant out.  I have only put
> 37k miles on the car and I
> >can't even imagine that a thermostat would not last
> longer than that.  To
> >make matters worse, my car has been at the dealer
> (er, stealer ship rather)
> >since Wednesday waiting for a replacement
> thermostat.  I was just called by
> >the stealer ship and notified that there are
> none(!) in the US and they have
> >to wait to get a replacement from Germany (!) that
> won't be here until the
> >end of next week, at the earliest!  This is
> ridiculous!  I can't believe
> >that there are NO thermostats in the US.  This is
> inexcusable.  Amongst all
> >the other problems I've had, has been a miserable
> parts department that
> >can't order the proper items!  I had my car in 4
> different times to get the
> >center console replaced (cracked along the left
> side, less than 30k miles!)
> >but each time I took my car in (overnight as usual)
> either the console
> >didn't come in (even though I was told it was in)
> or they had ordered the
> >wrong part (how can you order the wrong console?). 
> I am thoroughly
> >disgusted with these problems.
> >
> >Does anyone know how I can contact Audi of
> American, or whatever it's called
> >(I can't look it up in my owner's manual as it's
> with the car at the stealer
> >ship) to voice my disgust?
> >
> >I'm used to German cars having their peculiarities
> and problems, as I've
> >owned Porsches for over 15 years, but this is
> ridiculous!
> >
> >Thanks for the help and advice.
> >
> >Brett Messimer
> >2002 A4 1.8TqM  <--  dead, in pieces at the stealer
> ship
> >1987 944 Turbo
> >
> >A free people ought not only to be armed and
> disciplined, but they should
> >have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a
> status of independence
> >from any who might attempt to abuse them, which
> would include their own
> >government. --George Washington
> >
> >
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