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RS4 B7 EPC light coming on

Monkeys lips Jun 18, 2014

  1. Monkeys lips

    Monkeys lips Registered User

    Hi all,

    Im having a problem with my B7 RS4 (2006). I have had it three times now where I have gone to pull away and the car has all of a sudden felt like one of the coil packs has gone and the EPC light comes on and the ESP symbol comes on. The car will not go over 1500RPM and sounds like a tractor. I pulled over and turned the engine off and then restarted it and it started and ran fine but the EPC light remained on. I hooked it up to VCDS (genuine) and it gave me a couple of codes (see below). I reset it as I thought it may be nothing major as the car restarted ok after I had switched it off. I drove it again today and it happened twice before I could get it home and hook it back up to VCDS again. It came up with the following two codes and details:

    VCDS Version: Release 12.12.2

    Address 01: Engine Labels: 079-910-560-BNS1.lbl
    Control Module Part Number: 8E1 910 560 HW: 8E1 907 560
    Component and/or Version: 4.2L V8/4V FSI ª0080
    Software Coding: 01040003180F0160
    Work Shop Code: WSC 00029 210 86049
    VCID: E3C3697922226906665-80B6
    1 Fault Found:

    005000 - Control Module Malfunction - DBW Throttle Monitoring
    P1388 - 001 - - Intermittent
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 00100001
    Fault Priority: 0
    Fault Frequency: 1
    Reset counter: 255
    Mileage: 120133 km
    Time Indication: 0

    Freeze Frame:
    RPM: 1317 /min
    Load: 21.2 %
    Speed: 1.0 km/h
    Temperature: 95.0°C
    Temperature: 28.0°C
    Absolute Pres.: 1000.0 mbar
    Voltage: 13.716 V

    Readiness: 0000 0000

    VCDS Version: Release 12.12.2

    Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: 8E0-910-517.clb
    Control Module Part Number: 8E0 910 517 G HW: 8E0 614 517 BD
    Component and/or Version: ESP8 quattro H06 0150
    Software Coding: 0004533
    Work Shop Code: WSC 06335 000 00000
    VCID: 2B5341598A7261461E5-807E
    1 Fault Found:

    18265 - Load Signal
    P1857 - 000 - Error Message from ECU - Intermittent
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 00100000
    Fault Priority: 2
    Fault Frequency: 2
    Reset counter: 29
    Time Indication: 0

    Freeze Frame:
    Hex Value: 0x0100
    Hex Value: 0x4006
    Hex Value: 0x0028
    Hex Value: 0x01A9
    Hex Value: 0x0001

    Does anyone have any idea what would be causing the problem or if the two faults could be related to the same issue?

    Many thanks in advance
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  3. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Registered User

    The clue is here "Control Module Malfunction - DBW Throttle Monitoring" - it's getting conflicting information from the throttle pedal (which is also probably the cause of the ABS error).

    Check the electrical connections to the throttle pedal.
  4. Monkeys lips

    Monkeys lips Registered User

    Thanks Dave. I'll have a good dig around in it tomorrow and see what I can find. Been looking all over the net to try and find more on it

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