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Warranty advice after remap

a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro May 15, 2018

  1. a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro

    a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro New Member

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    How do Audi handle customers when they know the car is remapped with warranty remaining ? Is every thing void or just the turbo. If my turbo goes I’m happy to foot the cost being my fault. I was asked yesterday and told them no it was flashed back to standard
     
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  3. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    Anything that could be blamed on the remap they will try their best to get out of.

    Engine, gearbox, drive shafts etc. may well not be covered any more.
     
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  4. a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro

    a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro New Member

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    I’ve got just under 3 years left warranty n I’m getting the remap loaded up again in the morning. I’m just not sure how to handle the next time I’m asked if it’s remapped due software showing as incorrect again. Thanks for the reply
     
  5. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    If you tell them it’s been flashed they will flag it and most likely void your warranty, there are a few topics on this.
     
  6. Boydie

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    They will also mark your car as "D1" or something like that to show if in future sales of the car that it has been modified
     
  7. AudiNutta

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

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    TD1 flag.

    Every single time the car is flashed it is counting it. The more it is flashed the worse it gets in their eyes I’d assume. Once it’s been flashed once outside of Audi all of your drivetrain warranty is void. Exhaust, engine, turbo, gearbox, driveshafts etc.. all void! The only thing that won’t be void is things like the MMI. A remap kills the warranty in almost every aspect. They also wouldn’t pay out for an ECU.
     
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  8. a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro

    a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro New Member

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    Thanks that’s made me feel sick lol. Just had it put back on again this morning


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  9. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS4

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    Tbf if you are running the car non standard you can't expect Audi to fix stuff that goes wonky as a warranty item. Perhaps hope they don't notice but understand if they tell you to Foxtrot Oscar with a bust engine claim ;)

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  10. a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro

    a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro New Member

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    I wouldn’t expect a repair related to the remap I’m quite an honest lad. I’d expect well over 100k before any issues I’d be out of warranty at 90k or in 3yrs. I had my old car remapped at 100k and didn’t have to do anything till slight clutch slip around 150k miles the after replacing the clutch the turbo went, I’d put the both down to ware n tare.


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  11. wab172uk

    wab172uk Well-Known Member

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    You pays your money, you take your chances. I suppose it also depends on the dealer to be fair. Get a decent one, and items not effected by the remap will be taken care of. Get a bad one, and they could potentially refuse to fix anything. I've hear this happen a few times, and mostly to Porsches to be fair.
     
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  13. a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro

    a3 8v TDI 150 Quattro New Member

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    When I got it done a few months back I thought I only had a year left on the warranty, I brought it just under 12month old missed that it had 2years extended warranty . So I’ve got 3year left. I don’t drive hard often n I’m sure there won’t be any issues lol
     
  14. AudiNutta

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

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    Apologies for that ;) Damage was done anyway unfortunately.
     

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