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Audi Recall ( all petrol engines)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Johnny, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. s3dave
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    Like mentioned a few times, bolt down coils are not recalled
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    mine's booked in for the free coilpacks and healthcheck tomorrow...and I'm having the software update to 8088 done at the same time! bargain :)
  3. Nilz
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    What car do you have and who told you about the software update??

    Please be aware that if your car is remapped, when they do the s/w update, you will probably go back to your original map, therefore loss of power and money as well (if you paid for it)

    Just something to bear in mind.
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    Just had mine checked but only one was replaced as the rest were not the model for recall. This is at Audi in Artarmon, Sydney.
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    mine went to audi warrington yesterday had all 4 coils replaced and a free valet when they changed the coils over it has got rid of my engine management light :) the free wash was not rearly worth it they missed loads but its free so carnt complain much.
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    Finally got mine booked in at Neyland Audi for Tuesday. They only have 1 courtesy car and thats booked out until April 10th, so I said I'll wait, but they only have about 12-15 cars so its going to be a boring 1hr30. But hey, coil packs are being changed for free so I can't complain.
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    Had mine done on 3.2 today at Audi Carlisle in just under 90mins. No problems and no hassle or pressure to fix every wee scratch / bulb on the car. Offered a free wash but hadn't time. They also reset my emissions light as part of the recall / change but it reappeared after two starts.
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    Ooo got the part number of my coils I replaced mine to 2 years ago from an invoice: 06B905115R I'll phone the number above to see if I fall under the bracket for new ones.... :)
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    Booked mine in at Epsom a few weeks ago, didnt change any in the end. They said they were not the originals from the car. I know of a few people that have been to epsom and had the same happen to them.
    I dont understand how they can have a campaign against the coilpacks (which they know are rubbish) and expect the originals to be on a 10 year old car!
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    Just read this and it reminded of me of when I got a ticket for bald tyres from the police. As he was writting the ticket I handed him the receipt for the tyres...bought the weekend before!! the cheek!
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    Thanks for the heads up Johnny , Took my 02 plate S3 to Audi this morning and they replaced three coil packs , foc . Many thanks , mate

    Ant :)
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    EXACTLY the same happened to me. I've got about 90% of the service history with my car and NONE of it indicates that a single coilpack has been replaced. I suspect that they just can't be bothered.

    If someone could provide part numbers, I intend to check mine myself and have a potentially nasty chat with Epsom Audi...
  13. Imteyaz
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    I've been to Coventry Audi this morning with my A3 (AUM) I had two different types of coilpacks on my car - they changed all of them to the latest type.

    No questions asked, drive in and back out within the hour.
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    I think its the r and d ones that are ok,any other ones they are replacing.
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    Yes im pretty sure they just cant be bothered. They told me that if they replace a coilpack that wasnt an original they would get a £500 fine. Let me know how you get on with Epsom..

    Would it be worth me booking my car in anywhere else or would it be on the system now that they have looked at it??
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    mines booked in for mid april to have them done, what a touch!
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    Mine were All replaced today by Parklands Gloucester Even Washed and Vacumed the car for me(Even though the cars up F.S now thought i may aswel get them done)
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    All mine replaced today, got the tracking done at the same times, and it had a wash as well! Quite a successful day
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    just got my 2001 s3 AMK booked in to audi parklands in gloucester on wednesday, very easy just rang up and she checked and said yes my car falls into the list, see what happens on wednesday
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    After careful consideration i have decided i would rather buy them myself when needed than have some Audi twat mess with my car again :) thanks anyway for the heads up.
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    mmm just called audi in Nottingham and they have said its only the a4's ????

    Mine is a 98 a3 1.8t agu would any one know if this does fall into the category? as i am sure this is audi resistance....
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    Loads of A3s have been done - see the thread in the A3 forum - not sure about the engine code though - might be one that has bolt down coils - which aren't covered
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    Just had *2 ign coils replaced at Preston Audi - 01772 730000 (Docklands)

    S3 2002 BAM.



    *Other two had been done by me previously

    No quarms, asked them and I mentioned that hundreds of fellow owners had other info on recalls. Appears as though they've been replaced. WIN :D
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    me thinks i need to apply some pressure.... or i will ring one of the branches you guys have used and see what they say.....
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    Has anyone else noticed a fuel consumption improvement since theirs was done ?

    My S3 was constantly getting 29.8mpg all the time. Now that I've had the coil packs replaced (all 4) I'm now reading above 33mpg ?

    Only other thing that's been done recently was a new battery, but that shouldn't have anything to do with it.
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    Has anyone else noticed a fuel consumption improvement since theirs was done ?

    My S3 was constantly getting 29.8mpg all the time. Now that I've had the coil packs replaced (all 4) I'm now reading above 33mpg ?

    Only other thing that's been done recently was a new battery, but that shouldn't have anything to do with it.
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    just had the 1 coil pack changed at parklands on my 2001 s3 amk. They did a health check and said brakes front and rear had 40% wear and failed to notice the back discs and pads totally fuked and dangerous and needed replacing straight away
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    Think yourself lucky mine never goes over 23
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    I have non genuwine coilpacks. Will these be changed under recall???
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    No, only Audi parts *I presumme.
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    I gave my local Audi a call today and gave them my registration and they said my car was on the recall list and is now booked in for friday.


    The problem is I've just found a receipt that come with the car for work done ,and one of the things done was the coil packs [SIZE=+0]. :3sadwalk:[/SIZE]


    Can someone let me know where the location of the coil packs are (i know it a stupid question) and what the old original ones look like (so ill know if they replaced them with the ones being recalled) ??


    Thanks ;)
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    Can anyone confirm whether they will try to flash the ecu or not, mines going in 2moro and im a bit worried now!
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    According to my Local Dealership, they do NOT flash the ECU. I raised this question after they locked my ECU during a battery change. My APR map was therefore set to stock mode, I then had to unlock and apply Stage 1 settings.

    G
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    Ok thanks, think I'll mention it before I hand over the keys.
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    I made them write a foot note on the 2nd page (jobsheet) that it is imperative that the ECU is not touched. Only the parts due for recall replaced. I informed them also that the ECU had been mapped / therefore it would cost me £££hundreds if they were to scan it.

    They of course oblidged after I made myself clear :)
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    Mine was checked over the phone today off the reg number and it is on there list of cars to do. They booked it in for Friday(macclesfield Audi) and even asked if i minded them cleaning inside and out!
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    Thanks mate ;)

    I thought i had already read this thread from beginning to end.....lol



    While we are on the subject of remaps....


    Will audi care if things have been changed on the car like, air box removed, hose's changed....etc
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    Just had a look at mine and these are what i have fitted:

    [​IMG]



    What do you think my chances are of still getting them changed?
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    Audi weren't fussed about mine. I also told them under no circumstances was anything to be done to the ECU as it had been mapped. My car also has a different DV, exhaust and a K&N, so your's should be fine

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