Owning an Audi means you are one of the privileged few that possess a car with state-of-the-art design and outstanding engineering. The brand features incomparable elegance, durability, class, and style. It gives the best, unrivaled driving experience because of its extensive reliability and high performance.
Audi’s great performance and efficiency is largely because of its use of electronically-controlled modules, extensive wiring, and use of fuses for many of its parts. This powers up the display screen, seat heating, power seats, headlights, and other electronic components of your car.
When there is an electrical issue, one or more of these features will cease to work. The fault may be due to a blown fuse, spark plug issues, starter failure, battery failure or alternator failure. Although experiencing electrical issues in your Audi may be rare, the following are some signs indicative of electrical issues in your Audi.
The battery is crucial to the functionality of the electric components in your Audi because it supplies electricity to every part that requires electricity to function. The battery supplies energy to the self starter and other electric systems in your car. Therefore, a problem with the battery means you will not enjoy the smooth operation of your Audi.
The common point of failure in your Audi is the battery terminals. This is largely due to corrosion. Corrosion of the battery terminals may be caused by exposure to water, which leads to the deterioration of the terminal’s material. When this happens, the flow and conduction of current are greatly affected, and your vehicle’s ability to start is impeded.
Failing Display Screens
Most recent Audi models have LCD screens that help the driver with useful information about the car. The digital dashboard is the go-to place for information about the car. However, electrical issues may cause the screen to malfunction, resulting in a partially lit or fluctuating screen.
Brake Lights Problems
Audi drivers have occasionally had to deal with problems of brake lights failing to illuminate. It is a common electrical problem with Audi’s and generally results from an electrical malfunction with the brake switch.
The frequency of this common electrical problem may indicate that the source of the brake light failure is more than just the malfunction of the brake light switch. Therefore, it is advisable that you bring your car in for a checkup to avoid putting yourself and other road users at risk.
Power Window Motor Problem
Another common electrical issue you may experience with your Audi is the failure of the power window motor. The motor allows you to lower and raise your window. A blowout from electrical problems is usually the cause of failure of your power window motor.
In most Audi models, the multimedia interface that controls various electrical systems is located right under the cup holder. Leaks and spills from drinks can cause sparks. Sparks are known to cause the electrical unit to burn or fail when it comes in contact with liquid. Ensure that your drink does not leak or spill into the electric unit whenever you use the cupholder.
Bavarian Workshop: Your German Car Specialist
At Bavarian Workshop, our ASE-certified mechanics understand that each make and model of German vehicles have unique service requirements. Our trained mechanics have decades of experience & training to ensure your car’s problem is inspected and diagnosed right away. We pride ourselves on fast, accurate service that gets you back out on the road safely.
German vehicles are an investment in performance. These vehicles need a certain level of expertise and precision in service to help you continue getting great performance from your vehicle. Following the maintenance schedules specified in the owner’s manual is key to ensuring that any long-term issues that can impact your car’s lifespan are eliminated.
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We are a full-service facility for Audi, MINI, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, BMW, and Volkswagen automobiles, offering everything from oil change to engine, suspension, and brake system performance upgrades. Call us today for an appointment that suits your busy schedule!
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