[BiturboS4] Blown Turbos (Non-Chipped S4) - Update

Scott stiles_s at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 11 10:46:43 EDT 2003

I'm not a lawyer, but I've watched a lot of lawyers on TV :)

John, what you got was some good fortune. Audi had no legal duty to cover
your turbos -- they did you a favor and you should be *very* thankful. Their
responsibilities end when the warranty runs out.

Just because they did you a favor, doesn't mean they are now legally
required to replicate this favor, they can simply change their minds.

These cars are going to potentially be *expensive* to keep running after the
warranty. It's not that things go wrong incredibly often, but when they do
it's insanely expensive to fix them. This bodes really poorly for long-term
resale value, just like it has for many previous Audi versions, IMO. Turbos?
$7k, Clutch? $2k?, Tranny? I've heard as much as $18k.


-----Original Message-----
From: biturbos4-admin at audifans.com [mailto:biturbos4-admin at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Kjos'
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 8:04 AM
To: biturbos4
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] Blown Turbos (Non-Chipped S4) - Update

Not exactly. I am an example of Audi honoring a blown turbo warranty
slightly outside of the official warranty (on a previous car). Audi must be
consistent. If they honor a slight extension for one, they should for all
under similar circumstances. I think there is a legal argument. Wally?

John Kjos

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian McCloghrie" <ian at codrus.com>
To: "j y" <jimnetpa at yahoo.com>
Cc: "Bruce Mendel" <brucem105 at comcast.net>; "biturbos4"
<biturbos4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] Blown Turbos (Non-Chipped S4) - Update

> On Apr 10, 2003 j y wrote:
> > So, that being said - in my opinion - it's is
> > unreasonable for a manufacturer to try and weasle out
> > of a claim when the machine is just 2k mi over the
> > warranty expiration - that is just TOO close - like
> What "weaseling"?  They promised you warranty coverage until 3 years/50K
> miles, whichever came first (or 4 years if you have an '01).  If there
> are 50,001 miles on the car, well, that's more than 50K, they are under
> no obligation whatsoever to cover repairs to your car.  This isn't a case
> of denying a warranty based upon some unrelated trivial modification,
> it's open and shut.  Anything Audi covers for you comes out of the
> "good customer relations" budget.
> As for the lemon law -- there are very specific guidlines for which the
> lemon law can be invoked.  These guidelines vary from state to state,
> but as far as I know, a single expensive failure outside of the warranty
> period generally isn't one of them.
> --Ian
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