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A5 2016 (earlier model) auto 2.0 tdi

All, I hope someone can help. Read over so many posts here and unable to find anything similar.

Recently purchased it and noticed washer low due to warning on dash as was driving away with it. Didn't top up until a week later and then noticed water coming from the driver side just under headlamp between the bumper and some protective sheet behind it (just at the right of the wheel ) . Slow drip, continously but not flowing.

Had the passenger wheel taken off and shit guard pulled over to see what's happening. Noticed when the washer is engaged the water falls down behind the guard. Could only see it fall from above the water tank.

Thereafter it appears to either travel all way to front right or that is a separate matter.

Took it to garage who looked it over and said there is no issue and its just falling from windscreen to passenger front, but someone I know had one who didn't notice this with theirs. It doesn't seem right to me but could anyone give their views?

Is it possible that something is blocking it from the windscreen side where its meant to drain out but instead travelling all the way across? Or something else?

Thank you for your help.
 

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Garage? Or Mr Foboff??? You need a good VAG specialist mate, only way to go.
 

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Took it to garage who looked it over and said there is no issue and its just falling from windscreen to passenger front, but someone I know had one who didn't notice this with theirs. It doesn't seem right to me but could anyone give their views?
Yeah, mine does that - drains below the wheel well passenger side, iirc. My car was doing something similar, the tank was emptying weekly. It turned out the nozzles to the headlights were faulty and peeing fluid all over the floor. Because they only deploy while driving, there was no fluid on the driveway to say where the leak was coming from. I had both nozzles replaced by audi. It was quite expensive.

The other possibility is that the fill level sensor is reporting badly. Apparently some washer additives can coat the sensor and cause this.
 

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Known fault (at least by us, of course Audi have never seen that fault before).
I've had 3 replaced. One was a replacement of the one Audi replaced under warranty and died less than a year later.
 

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My headlight washer had a crack and leaked to empty my tank within a week, had bumper removed to replace and was advised by my indy to ensure that in winter i have a good mix of anti freeze as the frozen water expansion can cause them to crack
 
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