If you get into a cold car in the morning say outside temperature is freezing , even if your temperature control is set to 21C, it will still be calling for maximum heat and so this will trigger the auxilliary heating element. Some e-trons like mine obviously have a bug. If a pump fails on some hybrids, the system will disable the hybrid drive system or put the vehicle into a limp mode. Summary Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The reason for the recall originates from a in the electrical connectors of the auxiliary heaters in certain vehicles, which may melt and potentially catch fire.
Owners may contact the Audi customer service line at 800 893-5298 for more information. The first step in the diagnostic process is to check for codes with a scan tool. So naturally I wanted to find out more about it and if I could get it working. The issue could be the auxiliary water pump. Perhaps at the weekend, I'll have a sniff around the engine bay to see if I can find the Webasto fuel heater.
I always wondered what module 18 Aux Heating was for in my 2005 A8 3. You do not have to set the control to Maximum for it to work, it is on as long as the fan is on and car is below operating temp. Need help from a Denver heat pump professional? Did this mod actually work in the winter? The interior is heated up and the windows are de-iced without the engine coming on. My in town mpg, when cold is low 20s. You may also contact me through our toll-free line at 800 404-5400.
But I must say; this clearly sounds like a bug. If so I have detected no evidence of such a heater during the current spell of cold weather. Modes of Operation Note that the auxiliary pump is not running all the time. I did notice that my instant mileage readout was taking a hit, so I turned off the heat and it came back up. If the auxiliary coolant pump is inoperative, the customer might notice reduced heater performance at low speeds and at idle. Wes I agree, until the car gets up to full operating temps the mileage is way down.
I guess that us a sizable pull on the alternator. I'm pretty sure my car doesn't have this,does it? Heater is the wrong address for the aux heater anyway. I assume it's something with the network. Now there is nothing in the handbook that refers to this heater. Instead of this, the system burns fuel.
The retrofit solution from Audi Genuine Accessories enables you to control both the heating function and the fresh-air supply by timer and a separate remote control. Called my dealer today and like once before when I had a issue with my bluetooth connection to the car, they just tell me to wait and hope that it will be ok soon. There is one set that have a white box, and one set that have a balck box. A Sacramento bicycle rider, who was struck by a fleeing driver on April 27, was taken to a local hospital bleeding and unconscious. I then drove about 3 miles,at around 40mph,before coming to traffic.
How Does Auxiliary Heat Work? Takes ages for my car to get warm,so I'm assuming it doesn't. I doesn't work unplugged for me, regardless of battery charge status. On some cars you have to fit a waterpump as well for it to work as a parking heater. So it seems that the diesel engined A3 do have an additional heater function to provide some warm air before the main heater is warm enough to provide the heat. The majority of auxiliary heat sources are electric heat, using a strip of electric coils much like the ones in your toaster. The system can keep the interior warm for short periods of time while the driver goes shopping or grabs a bite to eat.
Volkswagen is recalling certain 2013-2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sedan and Audi Q5 vehicles, 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles and 2013-2016 Audi A4 Sedan and A4 allroad vehicles. Would be interesting to have an explanation from Audi themselves as to what benefits this gives as I can't see any. Nice, since it's just above zero degrees atm where I live in Norway. Volkswagen has recalled approximately 216,440 vehicles due to a in the auxiliary heater electrical system of these vehicles. This is where service information can make the difference between a quick diagnostic process and parts swapping. The driver says on cold mornings the heater will blow cold during the drive to work in rush hour traffic.
Any more suggestions or corrections are welcome The shut off valve limits the cooling circuit to only heat the cabin, meaning that during the winter, with the aux heating system operational, cars without the shut off valve will take longer to warm up inside, as it's also heating the engine. This is due to the cooler running temperature of the modern diesel engine, which can result in the engine temp not reaching its optimum value. The German automaker, Audi, is featured in another safety recall due to fire-related hazards. Do not switch to emergency heat when the outdoor temperatures dip below 35ºF——your auxiliary heat will automatically step up to supplement your heat pump. Replies much appreciated Hi Magpie We've had our etron since May and my control of this function has always been - shall we say - sporadic. Do not turn on your emergency heat unless your heat pump no longer works. But it's been more like you describe, and worked again after a couple of tries, or the next day.