Audi A3 E-tron Forum

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Author:  PHEVophile [ Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Hello

I purchased a new A3 etron 2 days ago in Vancouver. My first Audi. My first PHEV. In fact, my first new car! ( though I'm over 65, I have always bought used cars, because of the huge depreciation as you leave the dealer in a new car) it is the Tecknik model in dark blue metallic paint. So far, I'm loving it! I'm hoping (of course) that I don't have any of the problems some owners have reported ( I spent 3 days reading posts on this site before I decided to buy) or any problems for that matter! We live on Vancouver Island, and the nearest Audi shop that can handle the car is about 150 kilometres away. I talked to the service manager before I bought the car, but I hope I don't have to go there until my first scheduled service.
So far, we are getting about 20 km per charge. It is cold, around -2C, so we're using the heater. We had a long drive home from the dealership, so our stats are 1/2 hybrid and 1/2 EV, and we're posting about 4.6 litres per 100 kilometres.
It's strange to push "start" and nothing happens except a ready signal. And it's really cool to drive off without a sound. I like that the car has lots of jam if you put your foot down, but you can't do too much of that if you want to save your charge.

Author:  PHEVophile [ Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hello

Hope I haven't jinxed myself! My wife came home with an error message on the dashboard: tire pressure management failure. See owners manual.
I don't think it means that I have a puncture, but I have to check the tire pressures and enter them in the system. I'll do it in the morning. It's dark and cold right now. Fingers crossed!

Author:  PRS18 [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hello


This board has become very, very slow of late so it is good to see a new owner join.

Hopefully your problem is quickly resolved.

Author:  pk9 [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:31 am ]
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Hi PHEVophile -

I've gotten that message a couple of times as well.

After making sure the tires have enough air and entering pressures as you've mentioned, it has gone away until my tire pressure has dropped again. Fill tires, it's gone away again.

Doesn't seem to be more than a minor and rare annoyance.

Author:  sonnykeyes [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hello

Welcome to the luxurious world of driving a new Audi e-tron!
I have had the Tire Pressure warning on startup many times in my brand-new (September) e-tron. I was planning to swap the tires for All-Weather tires, so I ignored it, figuring that I would deal with it after the tires were changed, but I've had it just as many times since changing them as before. I know that the tech who changed the tires reset the Tire Pressure sensor, so since it persists, it appears to be a bug. My tire pressure has been fine.

Author:  Robbiejoe [ Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:55 pm ]
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Mine had its first and only trip to the dealer this month for regular service after one year. No problems except for the same TPMS Failure message at startup occasionally. Tire pressure has been fine and it’s very intermittent so I’m not worrying about it.

Author:  PHEVophile [ Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:24 pm ]
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My TPMS failure message is still coming up, not all the time, but every 2 or 3 days. I've checked the tire pressures, and then checked them even more carefully, had one that was 39 pounds instead of 38, got it down to 38, figured that would solve it, but no! :roll:

I just installed a 240V circuit in the garage. Now I'm wondering why the default charge power is 50% and not 100%. Is there any down side to charging at 100%? Is it better for the long term health of the battery to charge at 50%?

Author:  PHEVophile [ Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:14 pm ]
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Btw: litres per 100 kilometres is now down to 3.7 :mrgreen:

Author:  hangtime10 [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:19 pm ]
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Welcome to the site.
With regards to the TMPS, after you set the tire pressure did you go into the MMI and confirm it in the MMI?
I know that I've had to reset my MMI occasionally.

Author:  PHEVophile [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:48 pm ]
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Hangtime, every time I checked the pressure, I went into the mmi and confirmed. Still getting the error message every couple of days.

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