The sloppy service just gets worse doesn't it!!!!
The sloppy service just gets worse doesn't it!!!!
I contacted Audi UK after having new pads fitted to prevent the squeal which actually made it worse! :(
I need to get the car booked in again as I have a rather annoying rattle :( but I'm holding off on this until the break fix is out
Said it before: "A GREAT motorcar the RS3, being spoiled by incompetents, what a shame!"
Spoke to Guildford Audi and they acknowledged that the brake fix with new parts are required and have had confirmation back from Audi technical. They cannot even order the parts till the 17th May so off to pick my car up until they have the parts ready.
Is the fix officially out then? As this guy has had his called in to Cardiff Audi have a look
The Audi TT Forum :: View topic - Audi TTRS/RS3 brakes recall
Had mine done,
Few been offered it here;
Breaks fix anyone yet? - General Chat - Official Audi RS3 Owners Club
But no its not out officially for a couple of weeks
Car in today for complementary service (oil change) with Coulsdon Audi and to work out some little issues like rear hubs rusting, squeaks and rattles, parcel shelf bracket falling off etc. No news from either Audi UK on a firm date for the roll out of the brake squeal fix, I checked earlier.
Replacement car is Q7. Makes me realise how lucky we are to drive such an awesome machine as the RS3.
I've been clocking up the miles recently with a lot of work-related late night driving on deserted roads and have been testing out MBK's assertion (if I may) that if you drive it hard, the squeal is not there. Great fun and only been pulled over once by the Law - slapped wrist. This works fine and may have been Audi's expectation but day-to-day bundling around town in SE England doesn't have the same effect. I've also noticed how quickly the holes in the front discs get blocked up with dust and have been making a point of blasting them clean with the pressure washer (Stihl RE128 Plus - recommended!).
And so we wait, except Macdaddy, who seems to have a direct hotline to Audi!
Oh and BRAKES, not BREAKS!!
Audi UK CS called me Tues to say the parts are ready and have been ordered! When would I like to book it in!!
When I asked what the enhancement consisted of she said they did not know!!
This is AUDI - Pathetic....
Car goes in to Audi, Monday for brake fix at last!!
Told its new callipers discs and pads ?
Will try and get some pictures of before and after !!
Got a call last week (Wed) to say the parts had arrived to get my car fixed and to arrange to book my car in. I was just stepping out of a taxi at Athens Airport at the time about to return back to cold/wet England. So I rang back the next day, and my car is booked in this Thursday. So we will see if this makes any difference to my RS3.
If have tried monkeyboy_marcus' trick, but the problem is you have to make sure no-one is in front of you when you pull up to a junction or roundabout, or it could get kind of messy.
Audi UK said they would ring me Friday to see if the fix has been applied so they can close their call. Although, I would need the weekend to give my car a got run around to get any idea if the fix has worked.
Your answer must surely be that you are evaluating the change, just as Audi/Brembo have been developing the change, and that the evaluation will take time, as you need to experience all of the braking scenarios in a variety of road and weather conditions!
C'mon! Your Audi dealer will be asking you next to sign a non-disclosure agreement!
Sh*t!! Sorry, I'd promised not to suggest/disclose that at least one Audi dealer has done that already…
This brake squeal issue/component change really is a complete and utter joke!
That said I sincerely hope it works for you guys with the problem - my eBay self-adhesive anti-squeal shims at £4.99 are still doing the business for me and a few others...
John, going back to first principles, you reported you brakes were 'squeal-free' for the first 3500-miles - so you do need that sort of mileage to evaluate ANY change.
Now my brakes were 'squeal-free' for the first 1250-miles, so I would need at least the same mileage to evaluate. Does that make sense to you?
Note: I do have a list of some 44-RS3 owners of which only THREE report little or no brake squeal, the typical mileage for the onset of brake-squeal is 1000-miles: so I respectfully suggest that you tell your Audi dealer that you need to undertake a minimum of 1000-miles to evaluate!
If you sign off the next day or the day after then you're stuffed!
And it isn't Christmas!
Got a call from CS today saying the parts are been sent to my local dealer and they will be in touch to book in for the work.
Does seem like they are finally moving on this!
On another note, my front Contis were flagged up at the recent service as being about 3mm tread depth. I didn't think much of it as I've done about 13k miles but I've just realised that about half of that would have been on the winter Micheline PA4s. So in less than about 12k total (was told they had another circa 6k miles) these Contis will be useless - does this seem like a particularly poor life span or is this to be expected from the RS3?
That sounds like a little less than I got out of my fronts, and the majority of my driving is motorway so it sounds reasonable to me.
Mines in today for new discs, pads, calipers and its first service.
These reports are starting to look good!
I've now pinched myself twice just to make sure I'm not still asleep!
Sincerely hope it works out for you guys...
Audi called me yesterday mine goes in on Tuesday for the break fix finally!!!
Still can't figure how they are deciding whether you get new disc's or not. :detective2:
I thought the brake disc change was mileage related, but I'm now not sure as one contributor, I don't know this of course, is 'maybe' having new brake discs with less miles than another who didn't; and one car that didn't, even having been back to ######### sorry, I do not know this of course, didn't.
I think we're still in 'scattergun' mode were customer cars are being used for development.
So I'm sticking with my £4.99 eBay 'cost' and the 1.1/2 hours of a laughable pensioner's labour solution: I don't want my calipers to be fondled by a 'young' Audi technician, or group-of 'young' Audi technicians at Milton Keynes, even, who'll then be asking for feedback!
Please, please Audi UK; please modify everyone else's RS3 and TTRS before you do mine!
I mean, thanks all the same Audi UK but no thanks, leave mine alone, or at least till LAST: BLUEY and I are content, very content, really!
Thank you, and good night!!!
haha tried the old 'can i keep the calipers please?' his reply was a firm no! apparently they have to be sent back to Germany to be tested. hmmmm. Was thinking i could have made a few bucks too!! damn!!
Mine too goes in tuesday seems they trying to get them all done asap which is good!
Audi/Brembo need 'em back so that they can modify 'em to fit a pair of these...
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/...psfecab266.jpg Go back and refer to post #26
Mines booked in on Monday seem like they are handing these out fast
Bath Audi called me to confirm they have the parts and to book me in.
Asked the chap in parts dept if he could confirm what was in the box and he said it was Disc's, Pad's and Caliper's. Result!
No phone call here yet :uhm: ... and I do have an Audi UK reference from January about this. No replies to my emails either :huh: Will have to give them a call no doubt ... would be nice to get them done with my first service !
Yes ... are you ?
Mines booked in tuesday
mine is booked in 30th for the work :superman:
Yeah ,mine should be booked in next week after parts arrive on tuesday ,new rs4 as a courtesy car ,hope so ;)