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    Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    Received a letter from Audi asking to take the car to the local stealer to check the left rear brake pipe as "in rare cases there is a possibility that it may become damaged. In extreme cases this could result in failure of one brake circuit." [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
    As they mention that it is the case for new A3 quattro, I was wondering if anyone of you guys got the same letter?
    Incidentally, is the left rear brake pipe the pipe that direct the fluid to compress the pads?
    Should I mention the letter came in beginning of April and the appointment has been set for beginning of July as they could not do earlier?


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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    Usual proceedure for new cars.......bound to be some more recalls.

    There is a website somewhere that tells you all the recalls on VW and Audis.........can't remember the link at the mo.

    The rear bake pipe will indeed be carrying fluid for the caliper.

    It doesn't matter how long you've had the letter. They will check or fix it free of charge. But yes, mention the letter when you go in.

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    thanks
    I'll be interested in the link if you can remember

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    I'll see if I can find it.

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    Here are some on the AA's website http://www.theaa.com/allaboutcars/recalls/index.jsp

    It's not the site I remember, but has most of them from 1995 -->

    Some of the audi ones are actually in with the golf stuff. Brake servo pipe recall for example.

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    Just spotted the parkers one too.

    http://www.parkers.co.uk/advice/recalls/

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    thanks I'll check it out

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    none of them mention anything after 2001? weird really
    The reason I was asking if anyone got the same letter is that I find that 3 whole months to check something as important as breaks does not seem appropriate. Very few things are as important (safety wise obviously) as breaks so why wait so long if there really were a prob?

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    Its usually something that is very unlikely to happen, but if there is a possibility, then it gets a recall.

    Took Audi 5 years to tells me about the servo pipe on my car!

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    5 years and they called it back? That is good service I think
    I found my recall on the VOSA site:
    http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/rec...256E5400499828
    At least it is genuine

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

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    5 years and they called it back? That is good service I think


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    Not good service...just fear of the liability!! My company through our many industries has seen the full brunt of not taking sufficient action with a recall for a product.

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    yeah it could be for the wrong reason but the customer still gets the service and that is what counts at the end of the day eventhough I would call 3 months for a recall a good service

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    Re: Checking of the left rear brake pipe on new A3\'s

    VOSA, yeah that was the site.

 

 

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