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Early 2010. Hpfp failure, cam follower and cam. Replaced outside of Audi, cash out of pocket, and also did a full timing belt service with new everything, including timing chain tensioner per my mechanic. Audi tech said I was out of warranty. I later found out there was a recall prior to my issues, the tech had lied to me, and the cam, fuel pump and follower were warrantied to 120,000 miles. Later when I had catastrophic engine failure due to timing chain tensioner slippage, Audi said they would not cover it due to work being done outside of Audi. Needless to say, I should check the internet for recalls more often and not trust any Authorized Service Center technicians. I never received a technical bulletin from Audi.
- Thomas F.,
Bloomingdale, IL, US
Audi covered this manufacturer defect from 05-07 but not for 08. They did offer to pay 50% as a good will gesture so it was ONLY $1100 to fix their problem. Modern engines should not have major failures at only 60,000 miles
West Hartford, CT, US
My 08 Audi A4 lost all power when driving home. Ever since it has been hard to start and won't run above 3000 RPM. Took it to the dealership and found out the cam-follower failed and damaged the camshaft. The high pressure fuel pump was destroyed along with the housing. Repair cost is over $2800.
It really irritates the crap out of me that my model was not included on the extended warranty when the 07 model had the exact same problem. It seems many other people with 08 A4's have experienced the same problem, so obviously the new and improved part that went into the 08's was not a proper solution. I have had regularly scheduled service, but obviously this wasn't a problem that I could have avoided.
Help me out Audi, stand by your product and issue an extended warranty for the 08 Audi A4.
- Travis W.,
Louisville, KY, US