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

Ian McCloghrie ian at codrus.com
Fri Apr 11 11:46:49 EDT 2003

On Apr 11, 2003 Michael Kuriger wrote:
> >What if someone leaves it running on the turbo timer when filling at
> >the gas station and causes a fire/explosion?
> >
> this is possible, however all my (3) turbo cars have a kill button on
> the timer for situations like this.  it's the operator's job to shut off
> his engine when filling up.

Liability courts might well not view it that way.  After all, it was
the operator's job to make sure he pushed on the brake, not the
accelerator in the "unintended acceleration" fiasco, right?  That didn't
help Audi much.  Making your product different in some way that leads
uneducated consumers to do something stupid with it can be very dangerous.

> >Unlikely as these may be, they're nasty cans of liability worms that
> >Audi doesn't want to open.
> >
> it's not too much liability for other manufacturers.  :-/  Hmmm....

Who currently manufactures a car that comes with a turbo timer from
the factory?  I don't know of any.


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