Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ruby6689, Apr 28, 2008.
If it is the importer, Audi should be stepping in and sorting the issue.
They should have to pay the insured vale as they are forcing the write off
Who ordered the replacement? Must be government agency? What do they say?
No they should replace the airbags or pay an agreed value.
Do Audi know what is happening?
I know one owner who would be more than happy, with a simple airbag replacement.
How would they not know? Are you suggesting that no Australian Audi dealer has any contact with Audi in Germany?
Australia would just ask for x airbags part # 464 957 132B and Audi DE would supply them. If the asked for x + (enough for pre 2000) then Audi would supply them. Germany supplies the airbags, Australia supplies the labour.
As far as I know it's only Australia doing this.
saw the article
One thing, sign the waver, remove the airbag.
tell me the difference to a kombi with no air bags
tighten your seat belt.
So why aren’t they just doing that, to easily sort the issue, and keep the Audi brand reputation in Australia intact, for future sales?
I was considering buying an Audi, to replace our SAAB, but I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole, after this debarcle , and have recommended anyone else who’ll listen, to do the same.
Agree, those “hard hitting journalists” were pathetic.
The Govt representatives, the ACCC, declined to be interviewed.........
Final advice, was not to accept the first offer, and push for a few dollars more, before accepting a buy back figure.
I’m curious to see, if any vehicle not surrendered, that has the airbag disconnected / removed, is still able to renew their registration....
Not sure that it’ll be a rego. situation, rather reinsuring could be a problem....
I mean, who has ever had their car’s airbag checked at rego inspection ?
I know our Suby never has....and it went through the Takata debacle twice.....
With the push for a few dollars more ..... take paperwork along to show what you have spent on the car like they'd pay any attention to that in any counter offer .
Overall I thought it was a pathetic report
With the Honda CR-V as we get it serviced @ Honda Dealership they state they do a Takata air bag check each service = 6 monthly as they are obliged to.
Mark, an airbag check up here in Qld is the least of some vehicles worry ..... no annual RWC for rego required - if you sell privately then you are obliged to provide one but the air bag is not checked
Air bag is required to be functioning tho.
If the check light comes on it will be failed.
All safety items fitted must operate.
I would expect there's an alert out re models affected by recall to be checked somehow?
The RMS has lists of which cars need to be done. You can look it up online yourself.
So is RMS the agency that instigated the recall?
It would have been federal government.
That’s an easy fix.....take the bulb/led out
On the few that I've stuffed with it has to show up on IGN check but go out when car running.
ie , like our oil or alt check lights on Kombi.
Of course... there is a workaround for this.
But thankfully checking switch connections under seats usualy pays dividends.
Not really Mark the recall is logged with the RMS (previously the Dept of RATs )and VW/Audi via the VIN and notices keep coming until it is rectified, we had similar recalls on the Nissan R31 series with tension rods replacement due to 1 breaking and also the brake pad & fluid replacement, this went on for 4 or 5 years and I left the dealership before it was finalised.
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