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VC Shutdown!!

zaka7 Oct 31, 2018

  1. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Right. Not sure if this has happened to anyone else. But today while driving my VC decided to go mental!
    All the warning lights came on and the TC was flashing rapidly! I also had no speed and the rev counter wasn’t moving.
    Then (unable to stop) the whole thing shut down and said ignition off! Then went blank. The car still drove and I got home using the old school method of remembering what gear I was in and guessing speed haha.
    I shut the car down and have left it thus far.
    Anyone else experienced this!! I’m hoping it will sort it self out but may also have millions of error codes now!!
     
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  3. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    You need to get the car into Audi asap. If it meant you were unable to stop, it's dangerous.
     
  4. RS_Dan

    RS_Dan Member Team Sepang Audi RSQ3

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    One of my big concerns with VC.

    I remember when my TT dashpod died and that was a struggle.
     
  5. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Nothing mechanical was affected. Purely software. The MMI screen was also unaffected and music still played, headlights stayed on etc. Just VC.
     
  6. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Just started the car again. No issues completely normal again. That’s so strange!
     
  7. Callump01

    Callump01 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 quattro Saloon

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    I'd plug in an OBD reader and check for any error codes. I wouldn't clear them, but instead take it into Audi and stress the danger of the situation (not being able to see your speed, for example) - I can see them replacing the whole thing.
     
  8. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    It was glitchy at start up with the warning lights (etc). It wasn't a case of it was fine then it died during driving, it just got worse and worse lol, so if it happens again i'll video it and then take it to Audi, if not i'll just pretend it never happened :) and hope it doesn't re occur.
     
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  9. wab172uk

    wab172uk Well-Known Member

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    The more electronics they throw at a car, the more chance there is of something going wrong.

    And they want us to believe that autonomous cars will be safer !!!!
     
  10. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Off to Audi it is!! It happened again!!
    First video the speed isn't working and all warning lights are on,
    Second video (after it shut down and re started itself) the warning lights are all flashing!
     
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  11. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Ok it won't let me upload the videos...
     
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  13. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Get it into Audi. Something sounds badly wrong.
     
  14. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    I am! Booked in tomorrow, Just hope they don't try to blame the ghost!
     
  15. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Don’t tell them it’s there! If you have the fuse then disconnect it before it goes in! They probably will because so I’ve been told the Ghost basically disconnects the dash and the ECU.
     
  16. Spinstorm

    Spinstorm Well-Known Member

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    Put the video on YouTube so we can see.

    Also good luck getting Audi to fix anything. I still haven’t taken my car back to fix any of the other 5 things wrong with it because they are useless and I enjoy driving it too much (also why I am getting an idependent garage to service the car.)
     
  17. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    Right quick update. It seems it was the ghost that had developed and issue. My installer and Autowatch were brilliant and have installed a replacement FOC. We shall see now

    Re Audi. I appreciate they can be difficult. But if you have a genuine issue and are within warranty they haven’t got a lot of choice.
     
  18. Tristan2

    Tristan2 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Bronze Supporter Audi RS3 saloon quattro DSG

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    What was the issue with the ghost?
     
  19. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Glad you got it sorted! +1 on DOC’s question, but also who found the issue with the ghost? Did Audi turn you away or did you go to your installer?
     
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  20. zaka7

    zaka7 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Sportback S tronic

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    The issue was found by my Installer & Autowatch, They weren't sure what it was and said they have never seen it before, so they replaced the unit. We're not 100% the VC issue was being caused by the Ghost, but it made sense when they investigated and ran through some diagnostics. If it turns out that I still have the issue down the line with this system, then it'll be disconnected and taken straight to Audi.
    I never took the car to Audi this time around.
     
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