Engine cut out, ECS & ESP lights on
My first post on here but I've been reading for some time and have picked up loads of useful info... I used to own an 8L S3 (2000) and have recently bought an A3 3.2 Quattro S-Line DSG (2004).
I've come across a slightly worrying problem and was hoping you guys could help shed some light on it...
Today driving home from work I was doing about 40mph and slowed to a crawl using the brake. When the revs got to around 1000, maybe just under, the engine cut out.
I put the car in park and re-started the car, again, when revs dropped the engine just cut out. This kept happening but I managed to get the car home through revving quite a bit following ignition to keep it going, then quickly dropping it into drive and revving immediately.
Every time I'd slow to a junction or roundabout the engine would cut out again - rinse/repeat.
Following the first engine cut out and subsequent restart - the emissions control system light and electronic stability program light came on and have remained on.
I'm going to try and get a diagnostic on it tomorrow but its got me worried and I cant seem to find any info on the net about the issue - I was hoping you guys might be able to give some insight into what it may be...
I should say - I've taken the car out again tonight to check whether it is still cutting out and it isnt but the ESP and ECS lights are still on.
The above has also happened about a month ago - On that occasion only the ESP light came on but following a period of non-use and re-start of the car, the ESP light no longer came on.
On that occasion I took it to my local dealer as it was under warranty at the time (warranty expired last week) and they said there were too many 'ghost' codes to tell what the fault may have been. They said to get in touch if it happened again - typically it does, a few days out of warranty.
Any advice would be appreciated...