[s-cars] Ever heard of this? - Lower control arm 'snapping' in traffic
divad at rcn.com
Sat May 3 21:34:58 EDT 2003
I'm kind of sorry I mentioned it on the list but I got a bit carried away
with the topic of conversation at the moment. I liked Dave and Pete a lot
and It's quite possible it was no fault of there's at all. I still haven't
decided what to do.
95 Black S6
Louis, Duke, Bird, Diz, & Trane live on through
the work and efforts of today's jazz musicians.
Please continue to support the future of this great
American art form.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Myers" <robert at s-cars.org>
To: "David Glasser" <divad at rcn.com>; <s-car-list at audifans.com>; "CyberPoet"
<thecyberpoet at cyberpoet.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Ever heard of this? - Lower control arm 'snapping' in
> [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> Ouch! Dave Flagg? Dave <DFAUTOHAUS at aol.com> is (Or used to be? Haven't
> seen a post from Dave in quite a while.) a q-list member.
> At 10:13 AM 5/3/2003 -0400, David Glasser wrote:
> >The shop is a father and son operation in Burlington VT called AutoHaus.
> >I appreciate your advice and am seriously thinking of taking some sort of
> >legal action.
> >Dave Glasser
> >95 Black S6
> >Louis, Duke, Bird, Diz, & Trane live on through
> >the work and efforts of today's jazz musicians.
> >Please continue to support the future of this great
> >American art form.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "CyberPoet" <thecyberpoet at cyberpoet.net>
> >To: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> >Cc: <divad at rcn.com>
> >Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 10:59 PM
> >Subject: RE: [s-cars] Ever heard of this? - Lower control arm 'snapping'
> > > Lower control arms do not simply 'snap', especially under
> > > such a light load. The first bit of advice: Immediately
> > > contact a civil liability attorney specializing in lemon
> > > laws and vehicles, and go after the shop/dealership which
> > > sold you the vehicle. The accident, the damages, the car
> > > and your peace of mind are all worth $$$ and a torte action
> > > is probably the only way that such a facility will feel the
> > > pain enough to not perform such shoddy work again. Do not
> > > attempt to contact the dealership directly in any case
> > > what-so-ever, and if you can't control yourself enough to
> > > do that, tape every conversation with them, with their
> > > attorneys, and make sure you get the adjustors' comments on
> > > tape as well when the car is inspected by the insurance
> > > agency.
> > >
> > > Oh, and please, for the sake of the rest of us, tell us
> > > which shop/dealership you obtained this nightmare from...
> > >
> > > This kind of thing is very unlike Audi's and it needs to be
> > > explained that it is obviously the fault of human error at
> > > the local shop/dealership, and not the type of products the
> > > Audi factory puts forth. Whether the car was in a bad
> > > accident previously, and was not repaired correctly, or if
> > > the parts installed were used and questionable, or if the
> > > repair simply wasn't carried out, either way the full
> > > liability needs to lie with the responsible party.
> > >
> > > Usually I dislike attorneys, but for cases such as this, it
> > > is the only way to make a corporation (such as a
> > > dealership) feel the pain adequately to prevent them from
> > > repeating this kind of carelessness before it actually
> > > kills someone.
> > >
> > > Sorry about your misfortune,
> > > =-= Marc Glasgow
> > > www.cyberpoet.net
> > >
> > > DAVID GLASSER WROTE:
> > >
> > > Last Friday I'm driving to a job at about 4:30pm on the Henry Hudson
> > > Pkwy in
> > > NYC. Stop and go traffic. I'm moving about 25 mph in the right lane
> > > when a
> > > van cuts into my lane from the center lane (which was stopped at the
> > > time).
> > > I hit my brakes to slow down (no danger, plenty of time to stop) when
> > > hear
> > > a clank and my car suddenly lurches uncontrollably to the left,
> > > scraping the
> > > right front of a blue escort along my two drivers side doors and then
> > > hitting the right front quarter panel of a limo in the left lane with
> > > drivers side front quarter panel and scraping along the limo's
> > > passernger
> > > side doors. Noboby hurt, thank god. Turns out the passenger side
> > > control arm snapped causing the car to lurch to the left. I've owned
> > > the
> > > car two months (just received the title in the mail today). The lower
> > > control arms were supposedly replaced by the dealer I purchased it
> > >
> > > End result is the car is a total loss. I don't know yet what the
> > > insurance
> > > co. will give me for it. I have nowhere to keep the car to part it
> > > or I
> > > would.
> > >
> > > Anyone ever heard of such a mechanical failure on these cars? Kind of
> > > scary. Thank god I wasn't driving 70mph with my pregnant wife or
> > > newborn
> > > son (12 days) in the car. I'm fighting hard to feel good enough to
> > > purchase
> > > another Audi. Just though I'd share. Any BTDT's or advice most
> > > welcome.
> > >
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