I thought I’d use the power of the internet and more specifically Tyresmoke and Audi-Sport to get some answers regarding the ongoing argument with Audi over my noisy suspension.
In a nutshell I need to meet someone in the Sheffield area (sooner rather than later) and drive their car. I’d also want them to drive mine.
Just to recap, I get a soft ‘knock, knock, knock’ from the rear suspension on anything but the smoothest surfaces. It’s not done it from new but made itself known over about the last six months, it also seems to be getting worse. I’ve just got off the phone with the workshop manager at my local dealers and even though he admits that the noise on mine is particularly bad and quite unacceptable, all A3s of this type do it to some degree. He has reported all this to Audi and they have categorically said that the matter is closed. They’ve changed the rear dampers under warranty, the noise is still there, no revised parts are available so tough basically. It’s an ‘operational’ noise and a ‘comfort’ issue so get used to it.
Now I’m fairly sure that if all A3 S-Line Quattros made this noise I might have read about it hence the appeal for help. Even if you can’t help directly does your car do this?