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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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    If it is the importer, Audi should be stepping in and sorting the issue.
     
  2. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    They should have to pay the insured vale as they are forcing the write off
     
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  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Who ordered the replacement? Must be government agency? What do they say?
     
  4. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    No they should replace the airbags or pay an agreed value.
     
  5. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Do Audi know what is happening?
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I know one owner who would be more than happy, with a simple airbag replacement.
     
  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    How would they not know? Are you suggesting that no Australian Audi dealer has any contact with Audi in Germany?
     
  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    saw the article
    pissweak
    One thing, sign the waver, remove the airbag.
    tell me the difference to a kombi with no air bags
    tighten your seat belt.
     
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  10. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    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. :confused:

    WTF! :mad:

    I’m curious to see, if any vehicle not surrendered, that has the airbag disconnected / removed, is still able to renew their registration....o_O
     
  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    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.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    With the push for a few dollars more ..... take paperwork along to show what you have spent on the car :eek: like they'd pay any attention to that in any counter offer :p.

    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 :rolleyes: ..... no annual RWC for rego required - if you sell privately then you are obliged to provide one but the air bag is not checkedo_O
     
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  14. cbus

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    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?
     
  15. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    The RMS has lists of which cars need to be done. You can look it up online yourself.
     
  16. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    So is RMS the agency that instigated the recall?
     
  17. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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  18. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s an easy fix.....take the bulb/led out :rolleyes:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  19. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    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. :rolleyes:
    But thankfully checking switch connections under seats usualy pays dividends.
     
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  20. grumble

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    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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