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Audi TT 2000-2006 Timing Belt


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Chumley

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Sep 13, 2005 11:58 PM   in response to: Green TT in response to: Green TT
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Of course, you are free to disagree. If you've owned your Audi TT since new, (so that you KNOW its complete history) and have all the maintenance records, and you saved all the failed parts related to your premature timing belt failure, I'd suggest having a meeting/discussion with your Audi Zone Representative. As I previously said, nothing's perfect, and some people are just unlucky. If you get no where with the Audi Zone Rep., there's always small claims court, or civil court. Many states in the U.S. allow up to $5,000 of damages in small claims court, where you'll be representing yourself, more in civil court, but there you may need to hire an attorney.

Be prepared though because Audi of America isn't going to be "guessing" about anything if you take them to court. Surely they'll bring their "statistics" as well as the terms and conditions set forth in their factory warranty, and they may bring some very well qualified technical reps. who will surely want to take a very, . . . very, close look at all your "evidence" too! Make sure the ducks are all in a row if you expect positive results! Most likely, the judge knows very little about cars, but, a lot about the law. You may have little respect left for Audi of America, but while in the court room, the judge will surely notice if you fail to understand, or disrespect, . . . the law.

Good luck. BTDT, and won, several times!

Chumley
ESTERO TT

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Sep 27, 2005 10:32 PM   in response to: Chumley in response to: Chumley
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I wish someone could have sent out a bulletin on the potential issues with the timing belt. I bought one for my wife "2001 TT" that has only been touched by the dealer since new. They have "All" history on the vehicle. Last Friday night the timing belt broke while going down the interstate with the cruise control on at 70mph. We have a little over 80K miles on the car. The car had recently been in the shop (Less than a month ago)for ABS/ESP problems that cost us about $2,000. We never miss our service intervals and always go to the same dealer since new. If they would have told us to change the timing belt, we would have been happy to pay for the service. We understand preventative maintenance. Now we are waiting for them to tell us how much "damage/Cost" we are looking at. If you are sincere and not just blowing smoke about Audi stepping up to the plate for a car that has been serviced properly since new (all by the same dealer), then give us some specific people to call. Our car has always been serviced at Shelton Audi of Ft. Myers. I'm not going to be happy paying a possible $7K for something that could have been taken care of last month when it was in the shop for the $2K of work on the ABS/ESP. I asked them at that time to look over the car and ensure everything was alright since this is my wife's daily driver. All maintenance schedules have been kept and well documented since it's all been at the same dealer. Any and all help is appreciated. We were planning on keeping the car for many years to come. I have 220K miles on a 98 Expedition (all because of proper maintenance). I would expect nothing less from the Audi especially since the dealership is the only one that touches it.
TighTT

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Sep 30, 2005 6:38 PM   in response to: youdaman in response to: youdaman
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What NJ Class Action would that be?
TighTT

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Sep 30, 2005 6:47 PM   in response to: Chumley in response to: Chumley
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You make me sick!!! You purport to see Audi's every day but then you claim to have been to court (against Audi?)...and won. Well IF you won, why don't you stop your negative whinning and tell us the specifics about your wins....Perry!!!
ESTERO TT

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Oct 1, 2005 7:35 AM   in response to: TighTT in response to: TighTT
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The news is in. The engine has damage and the cost will be significant.

Will somone please stop blowing smoke and talking in generalizations and give some specific help on possible next steps. My wife loves her Audi. We just want it fixed and for Audi to do the right thing. All support is appreciated.
ESTERO TT

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Nov 6, 2005 2:00 PM   in response to: ESTERO TT in response to: ESTERO TT
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The '04 TT maintenance schedule states to replace the timing belt at 75K, while the '01 TT schedule states to replace the belt at 120K. Will one of you Audi experts explain why they changed the mileage requirements in '04? Isn't the belt and engine the same on both? What are the differences? Your response is appreciated.
ESTERO TT

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Nov 6, 2005 2:19 PM   in response to: Chumley in response to: Chumley
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I hope your not just blowing smoke. You appear to understand the Audi TT engine. Please explain the differences betweeen the timing belts on the '04 vs '01 TT. Why did Audi change the mileage interval for replacement of the timing belt between the 2 year models for the same engine? Is it an attempt for Audi to CYA?
ESTERO TT

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Nov 6, 2005 2:22 PM   in response to: ESTERO TT in response to: ESTERO TT
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To clarify, the above message is directed to "Chumley". Your response is appreciated.
oldsetter

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Nov 8, 2005 2:15 PM   in response to: abeaujuin in response to: abeaujuin
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OK....here is the REAL question!!
Audi says 120,00 if it lets loose before 100,000 then does the 100,000 CPO warrenty cover it???
Energizer

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Registered: 12/19/05
Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Dec 19, 2005 6:11 PM   in response to: oldsetter in response to: oldsetter
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Nope. Even with CPO, they will not cover a timeing belt.
oldsetter

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Dec 21, 2005 4:20 PM   in response to: Energizer in response to: Energizer
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I called Audi customer support last week and they said YES!!
Hope you are wrong and they are right.
lynoise

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Registered: 10/19/06
Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Oct 20, 2006 12:18 AM   in response to: oldsetter in response to: oldsetter
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I called Audi customer support last week and they
said YES!!
Hope you are wrong and they are right.

How did this end up?
I am a new '01 TT 224Q owner (88k miles).
After reading this thread I am going to change the timing belt in 2 weeks. If the belt goes between now and then I want to know if Audi will help me out or not. I honestly do not know if there is still a warantee or not. I have all of the paper work for the previous owners maintenance (at an Audi dealership) and he kept it up didnt miss any of them.
oldsetter

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Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Oct 20, 2006 5:46 AM   in response to: lynoise in response to: lynoise
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My comments are for a CPO warranty and yes I now have an official letter from Audi assuring me the CPO is good for a timing belt failure.
rondionne

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Registered: 12/30/07
Re: Timing Belt
Posted: Dec 30, 2007 3:41 PM   in response to: abeaujuin in response to: abeaujuin
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Does any one have a audi tt manual that covers the 2002 model? I need the crank shaft timing index placement. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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