[ba] niggling little problems

urq urq at pacbell.net
Wed Jul 11 17:09:04 EDT 2001

... IME it is not uncommon for faulty sensors to be the source of problems
... and newer cars have gotten more and more of them ... many thanks to the
CARB.  That said I am not so sure I would fault the car if it took a dealer
3 days to resolve a problem ... my recommendation to you is to keep the car
and find a new service provider!  I've owned Audis for over 20 years now and
have driven more than one of them on an extended trip ... and never once has
one left me in the lurch.

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)

> 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
> 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
> 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.

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