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ryoung 11-14-2006 03:12 PM

One example ...
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Always Overcharged 11-14-2006 03:17 PM

Surely any failure is relevant in that these cars are sold as a safe
Even an emergency jack should be capable of lifting the intended car safely without endangering the auto manufacturers customer and the BS. about chocking the wheels may be good advice but in reality most motorists rely on the park brake or the transmission when changing a wheel.
Mine was on a level concrete floor and in park-when I lifted the cars right front the jack collapsed into a twisted mess dropping the car.
the ridgidity of this car may have contributed to the movement as the rear wheel can cock when lifting the front -but still Audi's r&amp;d dept should have checked this and erred on the safety side.
I am 47 years old and have owned many lesser cars and never had a jack even budge.[until the Audi X 2]

Always Overcharged 11-14-2006 03:19 PM

exactly this could have been a picture of the jack that I sent to Audi for comment

Kris Hansen 11-14-2006 03:20 PM

I would agree that the stiffer suspended cars woudl be more likely to twist ...
while jacking.. It's important to note how you were using the jack though, was it for changing tires etc, or for a flat tire change?

I also agree that the jack should not be failure prone, as they seem to be with the bigger cars.

Kris Hansen 11-14-2006 03:21 PM

Lovely. How did that happen? Just jacking it up? or as the result of the car falling?
I've seen mine bend pretty severely, but never like that.

tonypai 11-14-2006 03:28 PM

Jack on my 740i failed. I threw away the A8 jack.
The AAA tow truck driver said it's pretty common with these large luxury sedans.

Always Overcharged 11-14-2006 03:34 PM

Just checked my FACTORY HANDBOOK-no mention of chocking wheels
or special safety tips-Just says dont lift heavier vehicals or other loads
tool kit lists only
A jack
A box spanner
Aplastic pin for mounting wheel
An open end spanner
A removable tow hook [probably to hoist car off crushed customer]

project car 11-14-2006 03:34 PM

Re: Poll to send to Audi-If your jack has failed pleas post here.Mine has Twice [different jacks]
Mine has failed

Always Overcharged 11-14-2006 03:36 PM

AllI was doing was changing the wheel-that is what it is designed for
and even doing that I use axle stands but first you need to lift the car to get the stand under

ryoung 11-14-2006 03:37 PM

The original post says it all.
<a href="">A8 Car Jack is Unfit and Unsafe</a>

If the jack collapses in this controlled situation (or the one I witnessed), I don't know how you could say that "<i>the Audi jack is designed for emergency tire changes ONLY</i>". How is changing a tire on the side of a road supposed to be safer?

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