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AudiChan
10-25-2006, 08:18 PM
suddenly doesn't work... It's been 2 weeks now. When I press that button in center console, it sounds like it's trying to get up but stucked.

I made sure my key is turned to the correct position allowing power... I also tried to do that in parking gear or running or not have engine on at all. But all doesn't help. Any ideas? Thanks!!!

ECSPGH
10-26-2006, 08:40 AM
lubrication

jason1st
10-27-2006, 08:53 AM
Warranty service!!

Go drop it off!! Get a loaner. I wouldn't spend one second effin' with it. Mine's in the shop every other week.

ECSPGH
10-27-2006, 05:00 PM
and if the car isnt under warranty anymore?

AudiChan
10-29-2006, 12:18 PM
Just when I was trying to put some lube there... I gave it one last try; I pressed down that button, and hear it stuck again. This time, though, it came up a quarter inch up enough that I can pull it another inch further up. Then, press the button twice, it just came right up.

I guess something had to deal with temperature that it was stuck when it's warm earlier (metal extracts) and it's loosen up now (metal contracts), so it's able to move freely again.

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jason1st
10-31-2006, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by ECSPGH
and if the car isnt under warranty anymore?

Welp,

It was built in 2004. It's 2006. It's under warranty. Unless it's a D2.

ECSPGH
10-31-2006, 07:54 PM
why do you think its an 04'?

jason1st
11-01-2006, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by ECSPGH
why do you think its an 04'?

Why do you think it's not? He didn't say.

Why would you buy a car like an A8 that wasn't under warranty?? My 2004 is in the shop every 3 weeks for some bs problem. Never the same thing twice. Electric rear sunshade is a perfect example. I'd be dead broke if I had to pay for the all the times it was in the shop.

I just can't believe that over 3 years of ownership it would be cheaper to own a used one with zero warranty as opposed to just buying a brand new one with full warranty.

There is no possible way for a car that has as many electrinic gizmo's in it to be problem free.

ECSPGH
11-01-2006, 07:27 AM
If you read other posts he has made you would have found out why its not an 04.

I havent had one problem over the past 14 months(that I didnt cause) in mine, but its a 2000. The 04 as you have found is probably the most painful A8 to own, next to the tranny issues of the previous generation. I feel bad for the people that do go out and buy these cars new and keep them. Thats one very exspensive burden. And the electric rear sunshade is always sticky if its rarely used.

jason1st
11-01-2006, 08:14 AM
I've had no major problems on my 2004. But there is always something that needs to be fixed.

It has left me stranded once. It's the first time I've been stranded in 10 years.

I'm not singleing out Audi. I would not buy any modern car that wasn't under warranty. They're too automated now. Something is guaranteed to break.

ECSPGH
11-01-2006, 10:03 AM
Thats why people buy toyota