HELP! My car won't start and i'm 4500 miles from home!
I was hoping my first post would be on a more happy note (saying hi, tuning etc...) but,
I am currently in China, and my car is at home in Norway and have been woken up to be told that it is refusing to start.
I have a 2005 A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI Sline with about 75,000 km's on the clock.
I have let my girlfriends brother borrow the car whilst I am away on business, and he has phoned to say that the car will not stay on. I have heard him try to start it over the phone, and it will start and fire, but will die again almost instantly. He says there are also no lights on, on the dash when you turn the key. (its been reminding me of service for the last month)
Any thoughts of what this might be? and if a local garage could fix or if it needs to be towed to audi or someone with VagCom?
I am travelling for another two weeks, and would like the car when I come home, but it's a bit hard arranging things over the phone with a garage when I am in meetings everyday and the time difference.
If anyone's had this problem, then some pointers would be good.
just rememered something else
The car has also been suffering from a bit of a leak in the winter months, with the spare wheel well filling with water. It got a bit wet in the front, but after drying everything out it hasn't returned to the front of the car (must have been sloshed around under heavy breaking).
Could this be something that has damaged the electrics and stopping the car from staying running?