Traded in the A4...Now bought an A5


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Happy days. I have agreed to trade in my A4 and have went for an Ibis White A5 2L TDi S Line Sportback. Lovely looking baby. Is there anything I should be aware of with regards to common faults etc or any recalls? I called the Audi call centre and they said it was all good. The car's only done 13k miles Since Sept 2010.

I'll be driving it to Lanarkshire from Birmingham when I collect it. Maybe drive it up with VAG Com connected :D

Oil change every 10k miles recommended?


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No need to drop the oil every 10K.

Audi variable servicing is every 19K using long life oil.


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Hey, drove up the A5 from Birmingham last night. Great drive, what a fantastic piece of machinery. Audi are really smashing it right now. However...I scanned it with VAG Com just now and it gave me this:

1 Fault Found:
03041 - Energy Management Active
000 - - - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00100000
Fault Priority: 7
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 95
Mileage: 21951 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2013.06.04
Time: 09:39:00

Freeze Frame:
Bin. Bits: 00000
Voltage: 12.00 V
Count: 17

What is this?!

I've checked Ross-Tech and it seems a bit vague :/


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false alarm, panic over. I see that it's just a fault that I can clear with no worries.

i've noticed my car does the needle sweep. Is that standard on the A5 Sportbacks?