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What p*sses me off thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ruby6689, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I actually hope most of the inferno claims are genuine, for those that actually have insurance, and even those that are well underinsured, as they could no longer afford the premiums to be fully insured, and reduced their property values to a level of premium they could afford to pay.
     
  2. David H

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    I think the definitions of 'theft' & 'steal' may not be how the law works in this case. Let's try 'compulsory acquisition' . Just like real estate when gov wants to build a road.
    Not Cheers
     
  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but that’s a pretty pathetic analogy. Govt buy backs for repurposing real estate is a totally different situation.

    A profitable private company, Audi, has sold a product, and has since been alerted, and identified a problem in the production of that product.

    By flatly refusing to rectify the problem, because they have been advised that the cost to rectify is too expensive, they have indeed actually rendered their product “not fit for purpose”.

    Now they are attempting to resolve THEIR problem in the cheapest way possible, by offering to pay a sum based on an“independent” valuation, (which is really not independent at all, as Audi has engaged them), rather than a moral negotiation and settlement with their customers.
     
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  4. cbus

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    With the estimate of amount offered there is little loss by refusing offer in interim.
    I agree that faulty product invoking recall means fix or refund.
    All insurance claim amounts can be negotiated so I see no difference here.
    A good matter for a class action.
    Should cost Audi a heap more
     
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  5. TeeBee

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    Statements like this make me :(
    I thought kombi people had a bit more "peace, love & happiness" in their souls. Especially towards other kombi owners.
     
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  6. syncro

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    We are not all greeny druggies.
     
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  7. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    What? Really?
     
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  8. AC-T3

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    Oh, so I am wrong?
     
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  9. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Balance of numbers might change with a /
     
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  10. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Audi Update:

    Audi will now let him keep his car, and release it after inspection, in due course, if he decides their buy back offer amount is not adequate............

    As long as he signs a waiver, absolving Audi of any future liability arising from an airbag fitted by Audi but not fit for purpose! :eek:

    They will still hold on to the vehicle, until they get around to making the formal offer to buy back, a timeframe at Audi’s discretion.

    It looks like Audi have realised they actually can’t force owners to give them the vehicles and accept their offer, so their “Plan B” is even less attractive.

    I would be very surprised if the rego could be renewed in June, and when you disclose the info to the insurance company, if they would renew the policy.

    It’s get’s more bizarre each day......... The battle begins.
     
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  11. cbus

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    Could be messy .
    Would the airbag be disarmed?
    If so then it wouldn't pass a safety certificate
    ( roadworthy) in Qld.
    All installed features must operate.

    If it is untouched but has a potential to malfunction then insurance and roads may not
    ( Most likely wont) accept.

    Onus must still be on Audi to rectify or compensate fully
     
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  12. Grantus

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    Agreed.

    Luckily, when he arrived at Audi last Friday, for a pre booked appointment for the dealer inspection, to confirm it has a Takata airbag in question, the nice lady receptionist filled him in on the process, and suggested he may want to go away and think about it, and she will just mark the appointment down as a “No show”.

    So at this stage, he still has possession of the vehicle, with nothing signed. Would be a harder battle to argue, if the car was currently locked up at Audi, with no rightful access to the car. ;)
     
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  13. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Excellent.
    Good customer service.
    Possibly had a few firey reactions already ?
     
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  14. Grantus

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    He is a very polite articulate 76 year old, and explained that it is his only car, (a one owner since new), and she realised he was thinking he would be driving it home after the inspection, so yes, she did the right thing explaining the full process to him, and the directive the dealers had received from Audi Head Office the day before, and then suggesting he may not want to leave it with them for the inspection, just yet. ;)
     
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  15. David H

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    This is just one of the worst company experiences. Big BAD to Audi:mad:.
    Cheers
     
  16. syncro

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    How would they know?
     
  17. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Has he thought of going to the media?\
     
  18. melissa

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    The airbag light would be on - the globe would need to be removed as well.
     
  19. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    That's easy. If you got caught just say Audi did it.

    Is Volkswagen having the same problem? (VW is a different company in Australia)

    I wonder what would happen if you took your T3 in for one of the mandatory recalls? (fuel injectors or TA ecu.)
     
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