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I need some advice! Audi S3

AUDILOVE86 Jul 15, 2019


    AUDILOVE86 New Member

    Hello Guys.

    My S3 showed up some brake warnings on my dash. The right Headlight has also gone 2 months ago.

    I took it in to Audi and they have told me I need new brake pads all round and discs! plus the headlight at a cost of over £1000

    I only bought the car last September. I have done 8000 miles since I bought it from and Audi dealer and the car has done 40,000 in total.

    I want to ask.

    Should the break discs and light be under warranty I paid for?

    when purchased would Audi fit new brake pads? and if they did should they be gone after 8000 miles?

    I'm getting other quotes but Audi have kept my car over the weekend and I wanted to get some advice before I go ahead

    Thank you
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  3. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 S-line owners group Manual

    Brake pads and discs are classed as wear , so you are responsible for the cost . Headlight may be another matter . If push Audi regarding that .

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    AUDILOVE86 New Member

    Thanks Scotty
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  5. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

    I agree with @Scotty75. Brakes pads and discs are general wear & tear items and unfortunately you'll have to bear the costs. For headlight, if the car is still under warranty and it is just tye bulb that needs replacing then again it is general w&t item however, you can try and in some cases Stealership will fix it as a good will. And in case if they don't then it can be bought from @t8ups here on the forum.
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  6. Dan_G

    Dan_G Well-Known Member SQ5 owners group Team Navarra Audi S3

    I'd definitely take a close look at the disks before agreeing.

    Unless they are significantly lipped - all disks get a little lipped over time - then i'd just go for the pads. I'd be surprised if disks need replacing after 40k miles, but its possible. They do like to try it on with disks and pads.

    Id also take it to a specialist, even kwikfit, for disks and pads as it should not be a big job but the Audi mark up on parts is hefty.

    If you bought from an Audi dealer the headlight should be covered by their Used Car warranty so they shouldn't even be trying to charge you for that.
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    AUDILOVE86 New Member

    Great advice thank you

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