Diagnostic fee limit

Doyt W. Echelberger doyt at buckeye-express.com
Fri Jul 22 09:13:42 PDT 2011

Just discovered an Audi dealership in Cleveland (Sunnyside) which sets an 
absolute $500 cap on dealer diagnostic fees, applicable to any model year 
Audi, after which regional company specialists show up and "....the car 
_will_ get fixed" with no more diagnostic fees.

Found this out talking with a local 95.5 S6 owner who spent months and many 
hundred dollars at an independent, trying to get a mysteriously stubborn S6 
to start and run. It didn't, and eventually the owner had it towed to a 
dealer 60 miles away....Sunnyside is still working on it and it still isn't 
running. But there is a cap on what the dealer will charge for diagnostics. 
I thought the list might not be aware of that cap, since many of us avoid 
dealers. Maybe some of you can verify that this is a nationwide Audi dealer 


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