how's your car doing in this weather?

Theonenonly

Driver
Must say my car did very well in the snow... did a 240 mile journey to Exeter (red zone for snow & bad weather).. then it got stuck on a very slight incline and refused to move. Stability control and Stop Start fault lights came on. So I got the car to a safer location, Audi Assist got someone to me very quickly considering the extreme weather and they got it moving again. Both fault lights sorted them selves out. But even normal RWD BMWs & Mercs were overtaking me for fun lol! On the way back however it was fault less..

Do you press the SOS button above you to get Audi assist out or did you just call the number?

It looks like your going to launch the nukes with that button haha
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
I need to find someone who has pressed it because it scares me lol :sob::sob:

I did read this, it might help..

"in an emergency, time is of the essence. That’s why your Audi comes with an SOS button that can call for urgent assistance when pressed. In the unfortunate event of the car detecting a major accident (such as air-bag activation) it will automatically place a call to an Audi partnered emergency call centre, who will send emergency assistance to your GPS location"

You can view the full article on the following link - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/audi-connect-safety-service-features-dan-suddaby
 

DohNut

Registered User
I need to find someone who has pressed it because it scares me lol :sob::sob:

Just press it then blame it on ‘the kids’. Must happen all the time.
 

Candell

Registered User
Yep, tried both sport and off but it was definitely braking the wheels :(

Update on this, the car was in today for a recall on the rear panel so I mentioned it to the tech guys. They looked at me blankly, so I took them out to show them. Apparently the car whilst showing the sport and off info on the screen wasn't actually doing anything. An update later and now the wheels spin happily in OFF mode :)
 

blackb9er

Registered User
Don't think my car has this button. Does it only come with the S Line models?


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blackb9er

Registered User
Dammit yea mines a 17. So for buying early I've missed out that and the color display inbetween the dials!


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AlnSaz

Registered User
In a word...shocking! Slightest incline in snow and I'm stuck. 19" wheel / tyre combo to blame I reckon. Any other BE owners finding the same?

Car has been parked up for almost a week while the Mrs Skoda Fabia made light work of the snow. Roads much better today so glad to be driving the Audi again

I didn't know about the traction settings so I'll try that next time, which will hopefully be next winter now haha!
 

Happy Grumpz

Registered User
Are the people who are having trouble in the snow got Quattro?

Not me, in the last week I’ve done 700 miles mostly is bad weather. I’ve got Quattro with 19’s but I’m also sensible enough to have winter tyres on. I’ve had zero issues or dramas driving in heavy snow.
 

wideboybloke

Registered User
Got home on the first day of snow after a month in sunny New Zealand. A4 had been sat idle on the driveway all that time. No reason why it shouldn’t fire up straightaway, but the thought that it might not did cross my mind. I started driving in the days when cars frequently failed to start in cold weather and the thought never leaves you! Anyway, car fired up instantly - no surprise there.

Wife’s A3 on the other hand was a little hesitant. Only slightly though. Thank goodness for modern electronics!
 

Rocksteve69

Registered User
In a word...shocking! Slightest incline in snow and I'm stuck. 19" wheel / tyre combo to blame I reckon. Any other BE owners finding the same?

Car has been parked up for almost a week while the Mrs Skoda Fabia made light work of the snow. Roads much better today so glad to be driving the Audi again

I didn't know about the traction settings so I'll try that next time, which will hopefully be next winter now haha!

My BE hasn't been to bad, but I did have one minor misshap when I turned at a junction too sharp and a car appeared in my path and I had to adjust. The car just slid slowly towards the curb. I now have a alloy small amount of rim damage on my 19" rotors :(
 

cuke2u

Registered User
Got home on the first day of snow after a month in sunny New Zealand. A4 had been sat idle on the driveway all that time. No reason why it shouldn’t fire up straightaway, but the thought that it might not did cross my mind. I started driving in the days when cars frequently failed to start in cold weather and the thought never leaves you! Anyway, car fired up instantly - no surprise there.

Wife’s A3 on the other hand was a little hesitant. Only slightly though. Thank goodness for modern electronics!
Did you have to perform a manual unlock of the doors?
 

wideboybloke

Registered User
Did you have to perform a manual unlock of the doors?
Mine unlocked OK but the tailgate would only lift so far due to the ice and snow on the roof. The wipers were absolutely frozen to the windscreen so a liberal application of de-icer was necessary before they could be freed.

We waited until the thaw before we attempted to unlock and start my wife’s A3.
 
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