Light came on AGAIN
Well, had a weird problem this month. Fuel gauge and fuel range went to zero, despite having a full tank. Car sounded a bit "wrong" and I could detect a burning rubber smell around the rear of the car occasionally. I booked it in for a service.
A couple of days before the appointment the car went into "limp" mode and the Diesel Particulate Filter warning light came on. This happened once before, about 18 months ago, and the DPF sensor was replaced at that time.
Anyway, this time around, Audi Roadside came out and diagnosed "multiple faults" with the system that controls "everything except the engine". Limped to the dealership, who spent two weeks trying to diagnose the issue. Apparently they were having problems installing a software update (no idea which one). Curiously, when I picked it up, the only thing listed on the worksheet was a replacement DPF sensor (again!). Seems these fail quite often.
Not sure what else was wrong or fixed, but all symptoms disappeared, and fuel gauge working again. Milton Keynes Audi (not my favourite, but they were the closest at the time of the breakdown).
I do mostly motorway miles, so DPF gets up to temperature.
A5 3.0TDI Quattro; UK; 19" Y Wheels; Sports suspension; hot seats; cruise control; bluetooth; Big Grin
Last edited by Potemkin; 31st March 2010 at 03:40 AM.