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2.0 TSFI Oil Consumption- Class Action Poll

2.0TSFI Oil Consumption- Will you assist & take action jointly?


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Brother in law has a b8 1.8t and it consumes oil as well, though not as much as someone else I know who has a 2lt

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I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post this in. I have the 2.0 TFSI which is consuming copious amounts of oil currently (about 1L every 1600KM).

I had taken it into the dealer initially and they replaced the PCV. When I was driving on the freeway one day the car suddenly started jerking under acceleration, I pulled off the freeway and the engine was making a bashing sound and the car was rocking from left to right. I immediately pulled over but I was stuck in some lights for a while with the car running that way.

I called up the roadside assist, but my warranty and roadside hadn't been put through properly and I was forced to pay all the fees (they were reimbursed later however).
It turned out that the hose connecting the PCV had blown off as a result of bad workmanship at the dealer.

Ever since then, the car has been using even more oil. I'm worried there is actual damage to the engine as a result of the hose blowing off. The dealer wants to charge me something like $700 to do the oil consumption test again, however nobody has actually approached me about the possible damage caused to the engine.

Anyone have any advice?
 
What year is the car? Still under warranty? If so they have to do the test for you.

What dealer did the work? I am having serious problems with poor workmanship from a dealer too.

One thing you could do is call Audi Australia and report your problem to them. They take these things very seriously.


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It's a 2009 A4, It's under the "Audi approved plus" extended warranty (still got about a year left).
The dealer that did the work is Burwood in Victoria.

I'll have a look at calling Audi, since even the initial problems with the warranty and the roadside assist not being put through properly were pretty poor. Even still every time I ring they claim the car is out of warranty.

They claimed they didn't have to do the test since they had done it before. Even though the "repair" work screwed up the car even more.
 
Sounds pretty bad, it's using way too much oil. How many KMs has it done?

I would not wait, call Audi and tell them you are unhappy which what the dealer did. Here is the number 1300 557 405


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It's done 81000, but the hose blowoff happened at about 62000. I've been battling for that long with dealers to get them to look at it properly. I top it up with oil just about every 2 weeks.
 
I bought my used 2009 Q5 TFSI a month a go. Its done 58,000 KM . 200KM after the 5 year service the oil level dropped. Im not sure how I can measure the rate of the oil consumption. Anyone have any suggestions ?
 
Ok so, you are saying it dropped but how many KMs have you done since the last oil change?

To measure the oil level, run the car until the engine is at running temperature, then switch it off, wait 2 minutes and check the oil level on the dashboard.

Then let us know how many KMs you did and the level it's showing.

Who did the car from? Audi dealer?


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as an aside. my brother has a mk6 golf gti and it had high oil consumption from new. it was using about 1l every 2 to 2500km. it eventually lead to a breakdown of the car with cylinder 1 being faulty and it fouled the sparkplug (caked in oil). the dealer took the car, replaced plug and coil and refilled oil and sent him away. the same thing happened 12k km later and he got stranded again. CEL was thrown and this time they took the car, "rebuilt" the engine and it has now done over 16k km with no oil usage at all, no problems at all. (total km travelled on car is 60k km btw from new)
the problem can be fixed. it jsut depends on whether they can be bothered i guess
 
Hi Vini,

It was a private sale. The car had been serviced by Audi Doncaster. Last service(minor) I did was through Euroclass in Richmond. I got the Gearbox Malfunction error on the dashboard few times now. I'm soo depressed :'( I'm no rich guy ... just wanted own an Audi.

After about 400 KM, the oil is just above half in the indicator. How much oil is just above half the indicator ? im not sure.
 
The problems you are describing are very similar to the ones I had. The difference is that a bought the car from Audi and it was still under warranty.

How long ago did you buy it? You could potentially take the person to court.

If you have all the service history and it has been properly serviced by Audi dealers, you can call Audi Australia and present your case. Tell them this is no acceptable and see if they could fix it for you. If the problems come from manufacturing defects they normally do it. Their number is 1300 557 405


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I am not a lawyer but as far as I know, if someone sells you a car with serious problems knowingly, it should be no different to a dealer trying to rip you off with a car that has problems. Dealers are liable, why shouldn't private sellers be?

Think about it, the guy buys a car in good faith and gets a bomb that could cost over 10k to fix. Considering the information he provided here it's pretty clear the seller may already have know of the issues. These problems don't happen overnight, it normally stems from bad care or manufacturing issues. And if the care is indeed in good condition and has been well looked after and maintained then it must be a factory issue.

My friend's Q7 had a similar story and it cost 14k to fix. Audi covered a lot of it and the car wasn't under warranty anymore.

So if the guy did indeed sell the car in bad faith then get a lawyer and make the guy take the car back.

Or make the Audi fix it.

In have to say that I am very disappointed with the Audis. I know of many people having problems with theirs, the dealers keep giving people these stories about why the cars use so much oil and blablabla. I told them once that their cars are like the old 2 stroke Vespa I had, you go to a petrol station to get fuel and the you fill up the oil tank. How is that acceptable?

They claim that the rings and pistons are not as tight to reduce friction and thus increase performance and this increases the oil consumption. While the point is valid, the cars they sell are not race cars and having to fill up the the oil every few thousand KMs is unacceptable. In some cases by the time you have to change the oil, you would have already replaced 80% of it which means that you may not need to replace it after the 15k km mark.

I had a place to buy a Q5 but considering everything I doubt I will.

Sorry about the rant.


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I've done 900 KM and the oil is low but havent received the message asking to add 1L of oil yet. I'ts looking like 1L of oil for every 1000KM.

Regarding getting Audi to assist in the repair wont happen because I had the "gearbox malfunction. You may keep driving "error message come up a month ago.
Today Audi Doncaster confirmed that it is the PCB in the gearbox. Quoted $2,350 to fix it. I've asked if Audi can provide any assistance to fix it (parts or labor) . The answer was = No.

Service person mentioned the reason as me going elsewhere for the last service.

1st Year - Audi Doncaster
2nd Year - Audi Doncaster
3rd Year - Audi Doncaster
4th year - Audi Doncaster
5th Year - Euro Class Richmond

I'm the second owner and had the car only for 2 months. The car had 58,000 km when we bought it and was in prestige condition , did the RACV test and everything was looking very good from the outside. Pretty bad Audi experience .... heartbreaking as well. had plans to buy a brand new A4 next year. That probably wont happen.
 
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my a5 was drinking 1liter every 250 km b4 it was rebuilt at my cost.
it will happen to your car soon. oil will clog up your spark plugs . start saving for the engine rebuild....
 
my a5 was drinking 1liter every 250 km b4 it was rebuilt at my cost.
it will happen to your car soon. oil will clog up your spark plugs . start saving for the engine rebuild....

Hi Silvergto,

How many kilometers has the car traveled ?
 
I am not a lawyer but as far as I know, if someone sells you a car with serious problems knowingly, it should be no different to a dealer trying to rip you off with a car that has problems. Dealers are liable, why shouldn't private sellers be?

Think about it, the guy buys a car in good faith and gets a bomb that could cost over 10k to fix. Considering the information he provided here it's pretty clear the seller may already have know of the issues. These problems don't happen overnight, it normally stems from bad care or manufacturing issues. And if the care is indeed in good condition and has been well looked after and maintained then it must be a factory issue.

My friend's Q7 had a similar story and it cost 14k to fix. Audi covered a lot of it and the car wasn't under warranty anymore.

So if the guy did indeed sell the car in bad faith then get a lawyer and make the guy take the car back.

Or make the Audi fix it.

In have to say that I am very disappointed with the Audis. I know of many people having problems with theirs, the dealers keep giving people these stories about why the cars use so much oil and blablabla. I told them once that their cars are like the old 2 stroke Vespa I had, you go to a petrol station to get fuel and the you fill up the oil tank. How is that acceptable?

They claim that the rings and pistons are not as tight to reduce friction and thus increase performance and this increases the oil consumption. While the point is valid, the cars they sell are not race cars and having to fill up the the oil every few thousand KMs is unacceptable. In some cases by the time you have to change the oil, you would have already replaced 80% of it which means that you may not need to replace it after the 15k km mark.

I had a place to buy a Q5 but considering everything I doubt I will.

Sorry about the rant.


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actually, i think its a case of "buyer beware" or caveat emptor. the buyer should have taken all reasonable steps necessary to inspect the car. whether it be a third party inspection, or whatever. whose to say that its not jsut bad luck? or the new owner abused the car from the get go?
there r plenty of dodgy people out there selling cars with dubious histories, and heaps of them get away with it. if u try and get a lawyer, then i believe u might just be throwing good money after bad, chalk it up to an expensive life lesson imo
 
Hi Silvergto,

How many kilometers has the car traveled ?




hi. at 80000km it drank 1 liter every 6-700k. dealer told me its ok quite normal....

at 100000km it drank 1liter every 400k

at 110000 km it drank 1 liter every 250km

then it clogged up on spark plugers , so replaced all spark plugs and distributer cable. then after 5000 k engine stopped. so i had to rebuild the engine.....
 
Thats not good 1 litre every 250km wow I cant believe audi would allow this to continue!


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