57 Plate TDI170 S-LINE NOT HAPPY (HELP)
Having Heaps of problems with my car guys...
it was mine from brand new at the end of November 2007. 57 Plate ...
It was bought from Aberdeen Audi (Specialist Cars Audi Aberdeen)
.....It is heavily spec'd from new (As per sig).... and having a whole heap of issues with it .. After some advice as to what I can actually do about this ... As the car has now done 4000 Miles ( Hence the Diesel - The Mileage) As I spend most of the day on the road! Going between different offices and different locations.....
:( Surely im not alone with some of these problems..... HELP!!!!
A3 TDI 170 S LINE.....
A) Starting Issue: Occasionally on a Morning Start/Cold Start the car refuses to turn over on first crank of the key - and splutters and doesnt kick into life.... Dealer Couldnt get this to replicate - so Deemed it "Must be in your head sir".... Its been into the dealers twice for this - as it is very very annoying on a brand new car.
I know with all TDI Engines nowadays you dont have to wait for the glow plug light to go out before you crank - but force of habbit I do this as part of the starting ritual - as Ive been driving diesels since I passed my test!
- I wish I could get it do this at the dealers as they are going to start to :eiertritt: me soon
B) Auto Wipers: Come on when they feel like it - Rain or shine.... Worried about them scratching the windscreen when there is nothing on it! When it pores with rain at night they dont come on and you have to land up manually turning them on and off to do an intermitant wipe....
Again - Dealer Says - We 'Tested' These sir and there was no problem.... Yet amazingly when I tip a watering can or a hose pipe over my windscreen they work.... its the general drive they are not functioning properly.....
C) Drivers Door: Has dropped somehow.... So when you close it - you have to lift it up to get it to close properly, other wise it doesnt close.... It has only just started doing this, and you can feel the door physically drop when you open it
D) One Touch Windows: The Passenger Window has a mind of its own... When you put it up it goes all the way back down itself.... and the drivers window - the one touch will work one minute and the next it turns itself off..... and you have to keep your finger on the button. It has been into dealers for this - and the Fix 'Sir we have lubed up your door seals, and re-set the one touch windows'....... ? I dont think this appears to have solved the issue has it???
E) Bonnet out of alignment: Was Washing the car today, and noticed there is more of a gap at the front of the car at one side, than there is the other, where there is a slight overhang where the bonnet stops, and the bumper at the front goes underneath.... Poor Workmanship from Audi!!! I will be getthing them to look at this too- as when you look at it - the bonnet is actually sitting higher at one side than it is the other.
F) The Hardest to believe of all - The Dash pod (Speedo/Rev Counter etc) has a scratch on the INSIDE (YES YOU READ RIGHT - ON THE INDSIDE) Of the plastic: The dealer has promised to replace this - and the day I collected the car I didnt notice this (Was reported to the dealer within the first couple of days of having it)- as it is really difficult to spot - but when the sun shines in the car you can see it - and from a car that cost 20k+ brand new - you dont expect that!!!! The dealer has promised and promised to order the parts after an argument with Audi (what difference this makes- as it is a manufacturing issue seen as its actually scratched on the Inside- Because the car has done more than 1000kms.... (And in English not very many Miles) lol! Anyways - The Work for this is getting done on the 6th of Feb.... so Im going to line myself up for a heap of Creaks and rattles now my brand new car is basically being disected to put in the new Dash pod! :bye:
SOME PICS I TOOK OF THE CAR THE OTHER DAY IN INVERGORDON (NORTH OF INVERNESS)