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Egr error since emissions fix update?

amowolves Aug 31, 2018

  1. amowolves

    amowolves Member It's my birthday

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    Hi folks,

    Iv had an egr valve error (n18) pop up n cause the car to go into limp mode. I pulled over n restarted the car and all has been well for a week now, and I can't seem to replicate the problem.

    The cars only done 50k, though it is a 2011 plate so getting on abit now.

    I have been googling and it appears audi do a 2yr warrantee on any emissions related parts including the egr from the date you have the emissions update done. I think it's been just over a year now since I had it done.

    Has anyone else come across this issue since getting the emissions software update?

    The cars going in for n mot n service tomoro. Hopefully gets thru ok.

    Was thinking if it pops up again in the near future I'll try audi UK n see if they will rectify the issue.

    I'd be surprised if the egr was faulty at 50k.

    Regards
     
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  3. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    They're made of chocolate .

    The emissions fix was meant just to be about removing the cheat software but VAG went and tried to reduce the NOx further with limited success .

    In order to do that more egr operation is required which makes the chocolate melt .

    Some dealers back a while ago had cars stacking up waiting for new egr's as they had run out in the UK .
     
  4. amowolves

    amowolves Member It's my birthday

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    Wow that's good to know. Thanks for the info. What you say make sense. Can't believe audi though....Hopefully they honor the repair if it does pop up again.

    Cheers
     
  5. Stokka

    Stokka Active Member

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    If it went into limp mode it will have stored an error, the error code should back up what you've described so take it in and get it looked at as it should be FOC to just even look really if the part is warranted.
     
  6. RS_Dan

    RS_Dan Member Team Sepang Audi RSQ3

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    Exactly this, they should look into it and replace the egr if that’s what threw the error. Get it logged with them now just In case it happens again after the 2 years warranty is up.
     
  7. amowolves

    amowolves Member It's my birthday

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    Hi All, Just to update the thread in case anyone else has the same issue:

    The car went into my local Audi dealer last week for a diagnostic paid for by Audi UK and they agreed to replace the EGR. Apparently the job would have otherwise cost me approx. £600.

    The car is out of warrantee so if any of you have had the emissions update and experience any issues with the EGR...get it reported to Audi UK before the two years cover expires from the date of the emissions update was carried out.

    hope that helps someone.

    regards
     
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  8. evans1089

    evans1089 Active Member

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    How do you check for this emissions update?


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  9. amowolves

    amowolves Member It's my birthday

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    Not sure how you would check other than contacting local dealer but you should have had a letter from audi UK asking you to to take it to a dealership to get it done, assuming you got one of the affected models.
     
  10. evans1089

    evans1089 Active Member

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    I was asking for a friend who has a 2.0tdi. I’ll see if they’ve had a letter or not. Thanks


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