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Old 07-17-2017, 07:43 AM
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My gorgeous S4 was produced on July 5th. I know that the car departed the factory for the port of Emden--I received an email from Audi confirming that on July 8th.


I just received an update from my dealer, and I'm a little confused:


Vehicle Status: In transit from factory
ETA Status: Hold
Hold Type: Distribution
Hold Effective Date: 5/23/2017
Holds Estimate Days: 0
Ship Departure: 7/12/2017 (ETA)
Domestic Port Arrived: 7/30/2017 (ETA)


What's confusing? The hold--and effective date 5/23/2017 which is before I ordered the car!


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Old 07-17-2017, 08:05 AM
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Occam's Razor suggests the dealer's info is stale. Especially since the Ship Departure date is still showing as an ETA and not a real date.
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I think Occam would say that the car is vessel bound and on its way to the USA.
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I think May was a general stop sale date, not stop build date, so your cars, cars in general -- could be manufactured and be scheduled to ship albeit at a later date, so all US builds were mostly likely held and the cars piled up in line for a ship to sale on. When the now rescheduled ship date was determined I would assume Audi then updated the dealers.

It is confusing.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:39 AM
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My car arrived at the Port of Houston on Monday and is still sitting there. My dealer contact called me Monday and said he should have it in a few days, but then called yesterday and said it's still being held up and I wouldn't be able to pick it up today. He didn't have an explanation for why it was being held, but thought it was unusual to sit at port of this long. Thought I saw another post about cars being held up from European deliveries. Could that also have been extended to the US?

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Mine sat in Halifax for 8 days before being put on a truck. I got no explaination either.
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ClemsonAudi View Post
My gorgeous S4 was produced on July 5th. I know that the car departed the factory for the port of Emden--I received an email from Audi confirming that on July 8th.


I just received an update from my dealer, and I'm a little confused:


Vehicle Status: In transit from factory
ETA Status: Hold
Hold Type: Distribution
Hold Effective Date: 5/23/2017
Holds Estimate Days: 0
Ship Departure: 7/12/2017 (ETA)
Domestic Port Arrived: 7/30/2017 (ETA)


What's confusing? The hold--and effective date 5/23/2017 which is before I ordered the car!


Any ideas?


Update: My car is on the way to the USA! Ship will dock at JAX July 31st. Hoping that by August 11th I will have it!
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:17 PM
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Hope you're right. My car has been sitting at the Port of Houston since 7/17. My dealer said his GM told him that all the Audis were being held up over a "paperwork issue". That sounds like BS to me. I'm wondering if there's a problem, although it seems unlikely that the problem would affect all their cars (they are also holding some Q5s at a minimum...I guess they share a platform even though they don't share an engine...so maybe its a problem with the platform?). Anyway, good luck, but just keep in mind they can hold a car at the port on this end as well.
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Originally Posted by cpippolo View Post
Hope you're right. My car has been sitting at the Port of Houston since 7/17. My dealer said his GM told him that all the Audis were being held up over a "paperwork issue". That sounds like BS to me. I'm wondering if there's a problem, although it seems unlikely that the problem would affect all their cars (they are also holding some Q5s at a minimum...I guess they share a platform even though they don't share an engine...so maybe its a problem with the platform?). Anyway, good luck, but just keep in mind they can hold a car at the port on this end as well.
Please keep us posted as you learn more. My car is on a boat headed to the west coast, though it only left on the 17th, so it will be a while before it gets to port. I'd hate for it to sit there for any length of time. I can only imagine how annoyed you must be! It's a first-world problem, but still....

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