[Biturbos4] Glass Trim Rust

Wilson Northrup northrup at crazybug.com
Mon May 29 11:59:21 EDT 2006

I belive the Audi's come with a 12 year warranty against rust.  If it is 
not 12 years, ceratainly it goes beyond the standard 3 year warranty.  You 
may be able to use this to your advantage.

As for the windshield, the 6 times i've had them replaced (but never on an 
audi) they have not broken.   Often trim is not reqiured, but in your case 
i'd get new trim.   In my past windshield replacements, i've opted for new 
trim about half the time.

'00 S4 BiTurbo
'97 RX7 TwinTurbo

On Mon, 29 May 2006, David Bray wrote:

> Hi Folks!
> Ever since its warranty expired, my '01 S4 (in-service Nov 2000) has been
> showing some puckering around the upper corners of the windshield right at
> the rubber-coated trim piece.  (Needless to say, it hasn't responded well to
> neglect and has been worsening as time goes on.)
> I recently discovered that my rear window is also exhibiting the same
> symptoms.
> The advice I've been given is that a glass shop will have to remove the
> glass to replace the trim piece, but I see a few issues with this:
> 1.  Anytime you remove the window glass, you chance having it break.
> (Anyone know how likely this is to occur?)
> 2.  If the same trim is put back, unless there was a defect in the original
> pieces, won't the problem simply recur down the road?
> 3.  Isn't it likely that the car body around and underneath the rusting trim
> is also rusting, thus requiring some body work before the glass is replaced?
> Has anyone else had this problem?  If so, has anyone tried to get AoA to
> cover some/all of the cost?
> Any comments/advice is much appreciated!
> TIA,
> David
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