Cam shaft fault due to bad engine repair by Audi - what are my legal rights?
I own a 2005 Audi A4 Convertible 2.0 TFSI, the one renowned for the problem with oil consumption. My Audi garage repaired the piston rings and, I think, got Audi to pay for it. Since they did the repair, the engine had an oil leak, which again they repaired for free because it was as a consequence of the extensive repair they did. Now my engine light has come on and there is a problem with the cam shaft, something again to do with the oil. They are trying to say that they are not responsible, but another Audi specialist has said its down to the repair they haven't done correctly. This has all happened within the last year, what are my legal rights?
If it's 55 reg, we're talking about a car here that is almost 12 years old. So, while the dealer replaced the piston rings and repaired the oil leak, he will not have replaced the camshaft or camshaft sensor which, after 12 years, could be suffering from wear. If the case went to court, I think he has a strong defence. So, if the car hasn't had a service for more than nine months, the best thing to do is co-operate, let them service it and hopefully fix what may only be a camshaft position sensor fault.
Answered by Honest John on