So I go to set off for work this morning and the car won't start, just a pathetic little wheeze That makes it the second time since getting the car a month ago that the battery's gone flat while it's been parked up.
And no, I didn't leave the lights on
So the Audi tech comes out in his Allroad and gives me a jump start after covering up some exposed wiring he spotted down by the clutch housing. The car fired up okay but the cooling fans kicked in straight away while the engine was stone cold. The tech did some rummaging, tried swapping the temp sensor for another one but the fans kept on going.
He thought there might be an intermittent fault in the "fan control unit" which was causing the fans to stay on constantly, hence the flat batteries. We agreed the best course of action was to take it to the Audi dealer nearest where I work, cos if I parked up there'd be no guarantee I'd be able to get moving again
Apparently the roadside folks are sorting me a replacement car while mine's being looked at by the dealer. Here's hoping for a new S3 or maybe an RS4
Has anyone here had similar problems with their cooling fans?