Although the Audi is a dependable travel companion, it is a machine with hundreds of interrelated parts, and like all machines, it occasionally fails to perform as intended.
Your Audi’s intermittent starting issue is a warning sign that the ignition system of your vehicle needs quick attention. It might also be a sign of something else, such a bad starter motor or battery. Whatever the cause, you should bring your automobile to a nearby auto repair shop as soon as possible if you are having difficulties starting it.
In this post, we discuss the most frequent reasons for Audi breakdowns and what to do in their event.
Weak key fob battery
If your Audi has a push start/stop button, it’s likely that a weak key fob battery is the cause of your car’s inability to start. Pushing a button no longer locks or unlocks the door if the key fob battery is dead. The doors then need to be manually opened.
The connections on your car battery deteriorate, leading to contact loss and lower flow of current, which makes it challenging to start your engine. If your Audi won’t start, check the battery contacts to see if dirty or corroded connections are to blame. By removing the plastic covers from the battery terminals, you may check both battery terminals for corrosion. The batteries only require cleaning if you notice silvery-green or white deposits but no further cracks or damage. Terminals can be cleaned with a brush and some water with baking soda in it.
Defective starter motor
A starter is the device used to start Audi’s engine. A starter motor typically lasts one hundred to one-fifty thousand miles, but if the engine is turned on more frequently, the life will be reduced. In any case, after operating the car for a while, the starter motor will eventually fail due to its limited lifespan, and if this happens, the engine won’t start. You can avoid this by seeing your mechanic for regular maintenance, when they might recommend replacing the starter motor as a preventative measure.
An alternator generates electricity. Your Audi’s alternator won’t be able to generate electricity if it malfunctions, and the battery won’t be able to charge. As a result, even if you replace the batteries because you believe the battery is to blame for the engine’s inability to start, the battery will eventually run out and the car’s engine will still not start.
Rarely do alternators malfunction. Alternators in modern vehicles, in particular, are supposed to perform better and last two hundred thousand to three hundred thousand kilometers. However, depending on how you use it, it could malfunction, and in the instance of an older car, the alternator might be extremely dated.
In some rare cases, your Audi’s malfunction could potentially be caused by a blown fuse. To ensure that the engine starts, inspect each fuse in the fuse box. But exercise caution if you decide to do this yourself! Repairs and tests ought to only be carried out in a workshop because the box is powered.
It’s crucial to get your vehicle fixed as soon as possible if you experience starting troubles with your Audi starting. Even though doing things like replacing your battery is a very simple undertaking, there may be other factors at play that are causing your car’s engine to not start. Replacing it might just put off or delay a future, more significant repair. To ensure that the issue is correctly identified and fixed, it is strongly advised to seek the assistance of qualified professionals.
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