hi guys, audi were quite puzzled with my car today when i pointed out that i can start it without applying the foot brake, i do get the message to apply footbrake but only after ive already started the car ,lol
have ago please and post up
1) My 61-plate RS3 does the same; the engine will start (and run) without depressing the brake pedal. The (first position) ignition display shows: "To start engine or select gear apply footbrake when stationary".
2) My 53-plate TT 3.2 DSG roadster will also start without depressing the brake pedal, however, the (first position) ignition display shows a somewhat different instruction i.e.: "When stationary apply footbrake while selecting gear".
Note: I/we did a 425-mile trip around Lyme Bay yesterday (to both eat (Hive Beach Cafe) and soak up some (lots of) sun) and while the engine, gearbox, and brakes of this 3.2 TT are good, the car is (******) agricultural when comparing it to an RS3; but at least the roof comes downâ¦
3) My 53-plate A2 (1.6 FSI with manual gearbox) starts exactly the same (just turn the key), but no display message.
4) Just for a laugh: my 1971 Lotus Elan Sprint has entirely different start up characteristics, two/three pumps of the accelerator pedal (when cold) and crank - no visual display at all! Caution, however: if you give it two/three pumps when 'hot' then you'd best be prepared to remove the spark plugs and dry them off before trying again; happy daysâ¦