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Should Audi cover my A3 chain fix?


I have a 2011 Audi A3 1.2 TFSI with 74,000km on the clock and am advised that engine noise means new timing chain and guides need to be replaced. This seems to be a problem with the A3 of this year. Should Audi cover the cost of the defective timing chain, parts and labour?


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Filed under warranty - Asked by Michael Quirke (Dublin 18) - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:45

My 2015 Audi Q3 won't start. Help!

I have a 2015 Audi Q3 and it does not want to turn on the engine. It's as if the security system has activated a short current for the engine as everything else turns on. How can I correct this?

Filed under fault - Asked by Jose A Flores (Puerto Rico) - Sat, 14 Apr 2018 03:41

Will a Golf diesel with no DPF pass the NCT?

Will a Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI diesel pass the NCT test if the DPF has been removed?

Filed under NCT - Asked by George Irwin (Newtownards) - Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:41

When is my Mondeo diesel's belt due?

When is the timing belt change due on a 2014 Ford Mondeo 1.6 TDCi Titanium X?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Neil Wood (ST HELENS) - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:21

When to change my Meriva's cam belt?

I have a 2009 Vauxhall Meriva; when should the cam belt be changed?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Steve Hill (Bridgwater ) - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:00

Diesel Audi A6 or hybrid Mercedes E-Class?

2014 Audi A6 Avant diesel vs 2014 Mercedes E-Class 2.1 hybrid: which would you go for?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Tania Browne (Monaghan) - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:24

Value of a 2009 Citroen C4?

Value of a 2009 Citroen C4 with 200,000 kilometres on the clock?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Bali Bhao (Kilkenny) - Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:52

Is there a seven-seat Jeep 1.4?

Does the Jeep 1.4-litre turbo petrol come in seven-seat form?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Josephine Nolan (Kilkee) - Sun, 01 Apr 2018 11:20

When to change my Mondeo's timing belt?

I have a 2014 Ford mondeo 2.0 with 114,000 miles on the clock; when do I replace the timing belt?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Michael Raftery (Galway) - Sun, 01 Apr 2018 13:01

Timing belt change on 132 Skoda Octavia?

When is the timing belt due on a 132 Skoda Octavia Elegance 2.0-litre?  I have 198,655km on the clock.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Joe Piggott (Nass Co Kil Dare ) - Wed, 04 Apr 2018 22:28