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Why is my Audi A3 stalling?


I have an Audi A3 1.6; when I start it, it idles for a few seconds and then it cuts out; what can the problem be?

Johnny Morulane (Pretoria)

Jan 2019 Filed under: fault

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What's up with my Mercedes C-Class?

The collision avoidance system and traction control keep switching off on my 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. When I switch off the engine and restart everything is ok again for approx 20km when they act up again. Any ideas?

Charles O'Leary (DUBLIN)

Dec 2018 Filed under: fault

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I'm having issues with my stop-start system...

My stop-start stops working for about a week or more, then starts working again each time the car stops. Why is this? Should I get it looked at?

Anne McIntyre (Liverpool)

Dec 2018 Filed under: fault

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What's happening with my Audi Q7?


I've been driving a beautiful Audi Q7 for just about a month. Is it a big deal that the start-stop just completely stopped working? Also, the front parking sensors are no longer going off when I pull up in front of another vehicle or when I pull into the garage; however, when I back up it works.

Can you please give me some advice?

Janie Sawaged (Bellevue)

Nov 2018 Filed under: fault

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Do VAG TSI engines have timing chain probs?


Looking at a 2013 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI S tronic. Am I right in saying these engines are susceptible to the timing chain stretching and a hefty repair bill if it does? Would you steer clear of this engine or, generally, any of VAG TSI/TFSI engines pre-2015?


Colin McGowan (Dublin)

Oct 2018 Filed under: fault

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Common faults with the 2004 BMW 520i?

Any common faults with the 2004 BMW 520i?

Karl Ohara (Citywest)

Sep 2012 Filed under: fault

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My Peugeot's stop-start system doesn't work...

My 2017 Peugeot 308 stop-start system does not work.

Anna O'Dwyer (New Ross)

Aug 2018 Filed under: fault

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What's wrong with my 02 VW Golf?


I have a 2002 Volkswagen Golf and lately it has began to start chugging when driving. It happened tonight and was worse than ever and then the oil light came on.

Claire Kelly

Jan 2013 Filed under: fault

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What's up with my car's stop-start?!

My start-stop doesn’t work then randomly when I’m driving the lights on the dash come on and the car loses power; do you know why?

Tracy Edwards (West Sussex)

Sep 2018 Filed under: fault

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My Skoda Octavia's steering is gone heavy...


I bought a 2006 Skoda Octavia TDI a few weeks ago. So tonight in the dash there's a red light on and suddenly the steering is very heavy. I don't know what's wrong with my car. I checked all the fuses.

Malik Waq (Watford)

Dec 2012 Filed under: fault

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