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What to get fixed before the warranty runs out

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ollyhawkeye, Jan 4, 2010.

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    Morning everyone and Happy New Year!!

    I'm due for a service in a couple of weeks and my warranty runs out on the S3 in March so I figured this would be a good time to get some ideas around what should get fixed under warranty.

    I am pretty sure that the sagging diffuser at the rear is a warranty fix, has anyone else done that?

    Are there any other big fixes that I should look out for? Haldex orientated or otherwise.

    Your thoughts/experiences would be appreciated before I book it in.

    Cheers

    Olly
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    Hmmm. In a similar position so i'll tag on this thread! The locking clip on my arm rest snapped off so now it doesn't 'click' shut. Also the plastic thing fell off. That's a warranty fix right? Or will they tell me I snapped it off?
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    What 'plastic thing' ???
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    My car is in the dealer now too... and warranty runs out march...

    But they are trying to bump me in the servicing price!!! (sorry to hijack thread) £382?!

    But yeah my rear washer has stopped working so they are fixing that too.
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    the plastic handle that you pull up with your fingers to open the arm rest. that's the bit that snapped off. But i didn't snap it because i pulled too hard. It just snapped off through plastic-fatigue if there is such a thing.
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    I would think that they would be fine with that. I had my rear pop up blind replaced with no quibbles when it snapped off....
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    Cool. Thanks guys.
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    They won't replace trim under warrenty - my armrest is broken on one side as well
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    I want to get some things done on mine, will they replace:

    Brake pads
    Suspension bushes
    Glovebox catch
    Flywheel
    Gearbox

    Under warranty?
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    I would look at getting everything looked at you are worried about. Once the case is started, even if it takes 6 mnths for the OK it's still covered.

    It's your car and you know what is normal for it and what isnt
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    Good advice
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    Get the steering rack checked, failed racks on the S3 are not unheard of.

    Also check you dont have excessive wear on your door seals due to the doors `dropping`. The dealer wil adjust the doors and replace the seals under warranty (had mine done once and needs done again:confused:).

    And Errr...anything else that you think isnt how it should be.:noway:


    Cheers
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    Had my rack replaced under warranty, car was alot more responsive steering wise....creaking went too.
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    its Audi at the end of the day !
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    Mine is going in for a few tweeks next week, its covered under a 12 month used warranty. There is a bit of laquer thats come away on the o/s quarter panel under the mirror will this be covered?
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    Thanks Paul....

    What are the signs of the rack failing? will double check on the seals too!

    Olly
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    How do you know if your doors have dropped?
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    My door has dropped to so its going back to audi
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    Iv had the gearbox replaced for a whine in 5th gear, steering rack and various other little things here and there. I have noticed that both my seats creak. If you put your weight on the back support then take the weight off they creak. If you are driving along a bumpy road you can hear then creaking. Going to bring this up when i drop my car at Audi on Friday, you dont expect creaking seats after 20k miles in any car never mind an Audi.

    Davie
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    The door seals mid way down the main pillar door shut wear locally. Mine had worn through to a hole.
    Looking down the flanks the door is visibly out of line too.

    Its fairly obvious if your car is affected though.

    cheers
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    Creaking, groaning, mechanical `play`. Thats how I understand it anyway.

    Cheers
    Paul
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    Mine used to clunk if i moved the steering left to right when the car was at a standstill, also when going over bumps on full lock used to get a dull clunk. New rack solved the problem :)
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    I brought this up on my last service as mine has snapped off too, i was told that i must buy the whole armrest again and to the best of my knowlege it was not cheap. If you find they are able to fix this or you find a place to buy a replacement it would be much appreciated.
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    will keep you posted...
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    I managed to just buy the lid of the armrest off ebay
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