[ba] niggling little problems

Strybx at aol.com Strybx at aol.com
Sat Jul 7 11:54:51 EDT 2001

I am the owner of a 2000 Audi A6 Avant now coming up on 37,000 miles.  My 
wife, our two Airedale Terriers and I are totally in love with the car and 
make many long trips over Ca. and the West.  Planning a trip to the East 
coast in a few months.  Thus far, operation has been trouble free except for 
an "oversensitive" engine warning light that has popped on, three times I 
think, to signal loose gas cap, faulty sensor somewhere, and hoses bunched 
too close to the manifold.  One and one half hour trips down the coast to 
Seaside (Monterey) to the dealer have been the remedy in each case.  The 
faulty sensor wasn't found for 3 days.  None of these problems caused a 
breakdown or even a detectable operational impairment, but the warnings are 
ominous and may portend more serious problems in the future.  So far, Audi 
has picked up the tab for these little excursions to the dealer.  After 
another 13,000 miles, that will no longer be the case.  We love this car.  
Nothing else comes close to filling the bill for us.  We don't want, don't 
much like and can't afford a Mercedes E320 4-Matic wagon.  Advise please.   
Jim Haley

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