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2009 A3 2.0 TDI DSG - Variable Service Interval Gone Crazy?

Datastorm Jul 22, 2012

  1. Datastorm

    Datastorm Member

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    Hi,

    My A3 2.0 TDI DSG (2009) has started the countdown to it's next service. This is the 2nd A3 I've owned, so this is nothing new for me...... however, I only got the car serviced last summer, which doesn't seem that long ago.


    Serviced 8th June 2011 @ 18642 miles. The invoice and paperwork quote a 20k mile service was carried out.

    Fast forward to today and my car has completed 29433 miles, and is displaying 'Service in 7900miles/27 days).

    This would approximate to my car needing a service after 14mths or 12k miles (approx). This doesn't seem right to me.

    I drive her really gently most of the time, in fact still on the original back tyres so proof I don't give her a hard time.

    Is the service computer correct? The 7900miles bit I would agree with, but the 27 days bit I don't. Is there a possibility this wasn't reset properly during my last service? Has anyone else ever had such an issue too?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jeff
     
  2. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    I think it automatically thinks its every 12 months. Mine does but then mines not on a long life service plan?? Sure someone will know.
     
  3. Datastorm

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    Well my previous TDI170 didn't exhibit this behaviour, and the previous service on this car was at the 23mth mark..... so I don't think the theory stands.
     
  4. Datastorm

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    Just spoken to my local Audi dealer on this matter. They are saying the car could be signalling it needs a brake fluid change (and not a service). I didn't think the service reminder was this clever. Anyone think this is genuine, or is gibberish from them?

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     

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