99 Audi A4 Avant

  • 1999 AUDI A4
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 135,000 MILES
I bought an 99 Audi A4 avant at a dealership on 27/2/2011. I've now had the car for 2 weeks and I think I might have been taken for a ride.

Just as I left the dealership the day I got the car, there has been a warning light flashing (!) Like your hand break light.

It also needed a service on 135 000km so as I left the dealership on my way home (120km from where I bought it) it started flashing service required.

I took the car in to a local guy and he said the cambelt needed to be changed at 120 000km's and its not mentioned in the full service history that it has been replaced.

When I took the car back to the dealer's mechanic to do the service, he serviced the car but said the cambelt is fairly new so it's probably been replaced. I'm a bit hesitant to believe them now cause i'm so scared of being scammed by a second hand car dealer here.

The flashing light needed to be taken to an auto electrician which I did, and it turns out, it's the ABS Contoller arm that needs to be replaced.

This car is still under amonth guarentee and i'm in two minds on whether I should get them to fix the car or just cut my losses and get my money back.

Also i'd like to know whether driving for a long time without the ABS Controller may have caused other problems for the car in the long run?

What is your honest take on this?

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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 10:37 AM

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The ABS controler shouldn't hurt anything. However, if you feel the vehicle is a lemon, you have had that many problems with it, I would demand they fix everything that is bad or give you your money back.
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Friday, April 8th, 2011 AT 12:33 PM

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