I've got a problem with my 2006 A4 Cab 2.0Tdi. The car has been owned since new, used as a second car and has not yet done 10K. The car was registered late March 2006, so is out of warranty.
A rattle has started at the front near side hood, where the plastic cover is over the locking system. It sounds like a loose nut & bolt moving about inside the plastic cover?
I can see if you raise the hood, there are several screw heads that appear to hold the rubber seal & plastic cover in place.
Is it safe to undo these screws? or will bits & pieces fly out and never fit back.
Any ideas what has come loose, is it a known problem?
If I need to visit a dealer, I won't go to Bolton, Manchester or Stockport as they have been very poor/caused more problems than they fix, on previous vehicles. Have used Blackburn for servicing this car, they appear average, only spilling used engine oil on the front windscreen to assist my heartbeat whilst driving in rain on the motorway on the way home! It beats Exlax. Is there any near North Manchester you would trust. Or any indies or hood experts?
If there is a major problem, do you think Audi would help with the costs, as the car has been fully serviced, in fact had one extra one? plus I'm looking to buy another car and might go BMW instead.
Also a couple of weeks back I found what look like a unused plastic locking type nut on the floor in the rear, about a 10mm, are these used in the hood mech?
Sorry if I rambled on.