When spending money to purchase a luxury vehicle like an Audi, it can be incredibly frustrating when you begin to experience problems with it. No matter what car you own, you will likely experience some problems with it at one point or another. One method to reduce the amount of problems you are experiencing is by getting your Audi regularly serviced. By getting regular service and maintenance, you can catch problems early on and will be able to repair them before they get too severe. Make sure that when you are taking your car to a mechanic that you trust them and are sure that they are familiar with working on Audis.
Digital Dashboard in Audi
Over the years, Audi has changed the design of the dashboard in your vehicle. In 2015, they introduced a digital dashboard where the entire dashboard was digitized and included a map and GPS. This concept served the purpose of preventing drivers from having too many distractions. By keeping everything in one place, a driver could be less susceptible to being distracted by looking for vehicle input when they are on the road.
One major con to having an entirely digital dashboard, or infotainment system, is the fact that it can get hacked. This has actually been an issue with other car companies where the digital system will get hijacked and cause numerous problems for the driver. With other car companies, this problem led to the recall of many vehicles. With Audi, it is likely that they have taken the steps required to prevent the system from getting hacked. Overall, the concept of a digital dashboard is really cool, and it is a great step forward in integrating technology into vehicles.
Other Issues that Come Along with a Digital Dashboard
Like any digital system, Audi’s digital dashboard can malfunction from time to time. With a computer, you can just turn it off and then turn it back on again, but when it comes to a vehicle’s dashboard, it can get a bit more complicated.
Some owners have complained that the digital dashboard will only work when the weather is cold. Others have complained that they can no longer read messages on the display and that it started to fail at about 130,000 miles. There is an indicator alarm on the car that alerts you to an issue by showing a message on the dashboard. However, if the display only partially lights up, it can cause frustration.
Most of the issues are a result of outside temperatures influencing the function of the system. Generally, the main problem is that the display is not fully lit, preventing the driver from seeing all of the information. Since this is such an important component to your car’s functioning, it is highly recommended that you take your Audi in to be serviced if the display begins to malfunction.
Many owners have experienced similar problems, but some report they started noticing a failure at as early as 40,000 miles. If this is the case, you may want to consider reaching out to Audi directly to see if they can make the repair or see if your warranty covers these types of repairs. If enough users complain about the same issue, they may eventually do a recall on the component. If not, you will want to take it into a mechanic to have the system inspected and repaired as soon as possible.
How We Can Help
Here at Franklin Automotive, we are passionate about helping people fix their vehicles. Our expert technicians have been trained with the latest technologies and will be able to determine the cause of your digital dashboard malfunctioning and will recommend to you the best course of action for repair.
We are located in an area that is convenient to the residents of Hoover, Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, Inverness, Cahaba Heights, Greystone, and Birmingham, AL. We aim to provide you will the best customer service so that you can leave feeling satisfied and trust that your car is in good hands. If you would like to schedule an appointment to get the digital dashboard inspected, or you would like to learn about our other services, please visit our website or call our office for more information.