During these unusual times you may have found yourself in a position where you haven't had the need to use your Audi as frequently.
Read below to find out what to look out for when you return to driving your beloved Audi once again.
It is inevitable that the tyres on a vehicle will deflate over time, especially if your vehicle has not been used as frequently. Most Audis are equipped with tyre pressure warning indicators which will alert you, should there be any loss in pressure. In case your vehicle doesn't have this useful feature, watch the video below that demonstrates the most efficient and simple way to ensure your tyres run at the correct pressure.
Your Audi is equipped with many sensors and safety mechanisms to ensure that your vehicle is working at its optimum performance whilst keeping you and your passengers safe. The key list below has been created to help you find out what each Red & Yellow warning light on your Audi's dashboard is, and what actions you should take if one of them illuminates.
Red Warning Lights:
If a red light warning appears then you are required to take immediate action. We would advise you to pull over as soon as it is safe and call for roadside assistance on 0800 699 999
Airbag system and belt tensioner may be faulty. Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible by the Service Centre.
This indicates that the bonnet is not properly closed. Check the bonnet is properly closed and check if the warning light has gone out. If a red bonnet light appears while you're driving you should stop the car as soon as it's safe to do so.
HANDBRAKE, BRAKE SYSTEM
Parking brake is applied. Release parking brake by raising it slightly, pressing the knob and moving the lever down.
SEAT BELT REMINDER
Seat belt is not fastened on the driver's side. The belt reminder is also active if a heavy objects are on the front passenger seat. Check whether the seat belt has been fastened correctly.
Yellow Warning Lights:
If a yellow warning light appears this means you are required to take action. Some issues can be solved by looking up the warning light within the manufacturers owners manual where potentially you could solve the issue from there. If you are unable to refer to the owners manual, then it is recommended that you book an appointment with one of your local Sytner Audi Centres.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM, ABS
Avoid sharp braking as much as possible. Braking force reinforcement faulty. Carefully bring the car to a stop. Consider longer braking distance. Have checked by the Service Centre as appropriate.
DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL, DSC
DSC prevents the driven wheels losing traction when you pull away from rest or accelerate. Flashing: DSC is regulating the acceleration and braking forces. The vehicle is stabilised. Decrease speed and adjust driving profile to the road conditions. Illuminating: DSC has failed. Have the system checked by your Service Centre.
DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL, DSC DEACTIVATED OR DYNAMIC TRACTION CONTROL, DTC ACTIVATED
The DTC system is a variant of the DSC optimised for forward momentum. The system guarantees maximum forward traction with simultaneous limited driving stability for special road conditions, e.g. snow-covered roads. Activation: Press the button until the DSC OFF indicator light comes on in the speedometer and TRACTION is displayed in the revolution counter.
RUNFLAT INDICATOR RPA
The run-flat indicator reports a pressure loss in a tyre. Reduce your speed and cautiously stop the car. Avoid violent or sudden braking and steering manoeuvres.
This light will illuminate if there has been a malfunction with the gearbox. This message is normally be accompanied by a message in the information system highlighting the issue. If a red gearbox/clutch warning light appears, please stop the vehicle when safe to do so and contact roadside assistance.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
The lane departure warning light will illuminate when the lane assist system is switched on and road markings cannot be detected. If this light does not turn off when driving or if it is accompanied by a 'system fault' message, please book your vehicle in with us to investigate the issue.
A fault has occur with the suspension on the vehicle which may impact handling, stability, and ground clearance of the vehicle. If the light is illuminated, please book your vehicle in with us to investigate the issue.
This light can often illuminate if you use your Audi for lots of short journey at low speed. A particulate filter removes soot from the exhaust which is then burnt off on longer drives. If a build up of soot occurs this can cause the light to illuminate. If the light appears, it's recommended to do a journey between 10-30 minutes. If the light is still illuminated, please book your vehicle in with us to investigate the issue.
Steering system faulty. Have steering system checked by booking your vehicle in with us to investigate the issue.
Illuminating: vehicle generates increased exhaust emissions. You can continue your journey. Exhaust system faulty. Flashing: increased engine load damages the catalytic converter. Drive on with decreased engine load. Possible engine fault. Have vehicle checked by the Service Centre.
REAR FOG LIGHTS
Rear fog lights are switched on. The low-beam headlights or sidelights with fog lights must be switched on.
AUDI PRE SENSE
Audi Pre Sense is a technology system for predictive safety which activates when a potential collision is expected. If this light appears, please ensure that the sensors are clear and not obstructed by dirt. If the light is still illuminated, please book your vehicle in with us to investigate the issue.