[V6-12v] A6 Timing Belt

Brian O'Neill briano_72 at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 23 13:02:02 PST 2008

i dont want to come accross as a smart a$$, but you are not going to go  into any audi dealer and get your timing belt changed under warranty  unless it broke while your car was still under its original warranty.  and i dont think anyone has said, but the 5 valve cars (all of em) are  so sensitive, if that belt jumps 4-5 teeth all 30 valves ( in your case  )  are gonna bend like pretzels. i have seen that many many times  in front end wrecks. and that, i also know thats about a $4-5,000 job  !! 
                                                            brian o'

Casimiro Izquierdo <caig01 at yahoo.com> wrote:Thanks  to all of you for your input. I am going to talk to my dealer next  Monday and find out the real deal concerning the timing belt changing  interval. I spoke to a second dealer today and he said 60,000 miles,  but the dealer where I bought the car says 95,000 to 110,000. The  owner's manual does not say anything about when to change it, all it  says is that the car is equipped with "a long lasting toothed belt".  The bold is in the owner's manual.

My  car is a certified car and I am coming to the end of the additional two  year extended warranty. My dealer does not sell additional extensions.  But, the second dealer does and he thinks that this belt change would  be covered under and extended warranty. My dealer says that this is a  maintenance item and that it is not covered under any warranty -  perhaps except the original all inclusive warranty. This second dealer  also thinks that the dealer shop should change it if the customer  requests it. I am not too confident in his thinking. I have a feeling  that Audi corporate may overrule him and I will be stuck with the bill  - as of now I am stuck with it anyway. What I am afraid is of buying  the extended warranty of 2 years to 100,000 miles for $3,000 and then  getting stuck with the belt change. 

What I am going to do is  go to the second dealer and request a belt change under the warranty  that I have left and see if they do it. Am I correct in assuming that  the warranty applies to any dealer since it is an Audi certified  vehicle warranty?

I value all your inputs and I can see that a lot of you have been down the path in which I am on now.

Thank you.


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