Just took my 05 2.0 tdi in to audi@crawley for an intermittent non-start fault where she just turns over for roughly 15-20 seconds before starting to fire. It really only happens once in a blue moon but i thought i should still get it checked out. (Plus i was owed a full valet because the one they apparently gave the car when i first picked it up was terrible)
Anyway, they want to replace the keys, saying they are not transmitting a strong enough signal to the immobiliser and there for the immob is taking its time to let the car start!?!
When i collected my car, a mechanic/technician brought the car round to me and mentioned that he had just heard creaking from the front end whilst manoevering out of a parking space (low speed obviously) and suspected the steering rack may need replacing too! He checked with a colleague and they both agreed it will need replacing next week.
Although the car is still under warranty till mid 2008, I was still shocked to hear such a major part of the car was starting to fail at only 16k!
Has anyone had any similair problems with their diesel starting, or steering racks going? Im just hoping since ive only had the car since sept this year, that i havn't bought a 'problem' car! :shrug:
Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read my post
Thanks, any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated
Happy New Year