[BiturboS4] RE: Ammonia smell safety feature
Dave_Edwards at iOra.com
Tue Nov 5 08:50:21 EST 2002
Yet again I seem to have an abnormal car. When I use my wipers there's no
smell at all. I assume that Audi built this ammonia smell into the system to
mimic the action of wiping the windshield on your face - making your eyes
water and forcing you to blink.
I suppose I'll just have to do it manually. Maybe I can keep a can of saline
spray nearby and squirt it into my eyes every time I use the windshield
It was so nice of your dealer to spot the fact that this smell is normal.
Otherwise they could have removed this handy safety feature and risked your
driving at high speed with dirty eyeballs.
From: MMaglocci at aol.com
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 19:42:50 EST
To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: [BiturboS4] Wiper Fluid Follies
I have a 2000 (Feb 2000 build S4).
When I use the windshield wipers and fluid spray at high speeds on the
highway with the a/c or heat fan on, the smell of the wiper fluid vapor
seems to come through the dash vents into my face and is quite noticeable.
The ammonia like smell is so strong that it burns my eyes slightly and makes
me gag a bit as it is inhaled.
Upon taking it to the dealer, they claimed it is nil/normal.
I can't believe Audi would engineer a fine car like the S4 and not notice
something like that. I have never owned a car in the last 30 years from
Audi to Toyota to Mercedes do that.
Has anyone else had a similar experience so I can't point the dealer to the
problem as they seem disinterested in figuring it out?
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