I have a 2004 A3 3.2 V6 Quattro S-Line and recently the ESP warning light has been coming on intermittently. (coming on and staying on) I have had a lot of snow near me and the other day the ESP light was on from switching the engine on and when i tried to get out of garage area which has a slight hill noticed only the front wheels were driving (skidding as it was sheer ice).
I understand ESP is traction control etc but should that affect rear wheel drive on quattro? (My understanding is quattro is 4WD but only front were driving in this case)
I am planning on booking in at Audi indy specialist for diagnostics but would like to ask if anyone could kindly explain more about the ESP system and if/how it affects rear wheel drive.
Any response greatly received.