[BiturboS4] S4 MAF's

Step88 step88 at kc.rr.com
Tue Nov 11 19:17:59 EST 2003

Yeah, when I wrote "the only problems", I realized that it way understated
my disappointment at the time.  Furthermore, the week in between the two
problems was also when I found out that the company that I purchased my
extended warranty from was going into receivorship and wouldn't reimburse
me.  I wasn't too happy with the car for a while.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Russell Romano" <Russell_Romano at pmc-sierra.com>
To: "BiturboS4" <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 4:56 PM
Subject: RE: [BiturboS4] S4 MAF's

Those are the ONLY problems in 1 year.  To me a MAF failure and a leaking
ABS unit are not "minor" problems in a 3 year old car.

Personally I've been pretty disgusted with Audi's overall reliability.  But,
I love them enough that I bought another... but I wouldn't own it for a
single day without a warranty :/

I defend their reliability problems as being due to the complexity of the
systems, but the more I hear about problems people are having the less I
feel like it is unavoidable.  For the price of these cars they should be
more reliable.


-----Original Message-----
From: Step88 [mailto:step88 at kc.rr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:46 PM
To: Al Adler; BiturboS4
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] S4 MAF's

The MAF went out in my 2000 at about 32k just a few months ago.  The check
engine light came on when I was on vacation and at high altitude.  Didn't
know if the altitude had anything to do with it, but the car ran normal and
the light eventually went off for a few days once I returned home.  When it
came back on again, I took it the the dealer and they diagnosed the MAF
(alas, no VAG so I must rely on the dealer).  They replaced it with stock.

Coincidentally, the very next week after getting the car back, the anti-lock
brake unit started leaking and had to be replaced.  Expensive piece.  Those
are the only problems that I've had in a year of ownership.

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