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Have had to take my e-tron in 3 times for central locking malfunction error. On 3rd visit, the software update finally solved the problem. Each time the dealer in SEA has kept my car for 3-4 days. I do get a loaner but still a hassle and I'm supposed to replace the gas each time.. LOL

The only other issue I've had is an intermittent "license plate bulb failure-see owner's manual" that the dealer has not been able to fix Anyone else have/had this problem?
 

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The only other issue I've had is an intermittent "license plate bulb failure-see owner's manual" that the dealer has not been able to fix Anyone else have/had this problem?
I have not had this issue, but I've seen other posts that state it relates to the windshield washer fluid being low.
Super weird, but try topping off your washer fluid reservoir!
 

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I have not had this issue, but I've seen other posts that state it relates to the windshield washer fluid being low.
Super weird, but try topping off your washer fluid reservoir!
I have not had this issue, but I've seen other posts that state it relates to the windshield washer fluid being low.
Super weird, but try topping off your washer fluid reservoir!
There very well could be a link as I've experienced "low washer fluid" message as well. Topping it off did not prevent message from coming back a few days later. I believe there was a software fix for this that was applied. The light bulb failure message has gone away again for now. The dealer will hopefully have a permanent fix when I take the car in for its first scheduled service later this year. Still love driving my e-tron!
 

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My UK e-tron was registered in April 2019 and am having following issues:
  • iPhone/Apple watch app so unreliable it is unusable: says charging when car is uplugged, says not charging when it is, says doors unlocked when they are locked, remote air con activation only works one in every several attempts, and refreshing status always takes several minutes (to serve up incorrect info). Frequently the Watch and iPhone apps disagree with each other e.g. one says charging and the other says not.
  • Have had random error/disabled messages on street sign recognition and pre-sense
  • Parking sensors respond to things that are not there
  • Issues opening the doors ... rear passenger doors not opening despite car in Park and unlock button on driver's side door pressed
  • Apple Carplay intermittently refuses to start ... press the carplay button, the screen goes blank then crashes back to the home screen ... keeps doing it no matter how many attempts ... seems to happen when there are two bluetooth phones paired
The car is brilliant to drive, and the interior quality is outstanding, but I am a bit shocked at the lack of software quality control ... seems like the software engineers at Audi are nowhere near as good as the guys designing the hardware. And I feel lucky to have not suffered from some of the many issues noted above.
 

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I live in New Orleans and work in Baton Rouge (about 70 miles apart). I’m pretty heavy footed but make it back with driving around in town on one charge with ease. Looove the car. BUT:
I’ve become VERY frustrated with the “rear tailight light” and “license plate light” coming on. Have taken it to both Audi Baton Rouge and Audi NOLA and neither has fixed it. Emailed Audi about it and supposedly it’s a software issue that “will be fixed this time” when I take it back in tomorrow. Also, I’ve had to replace the washer fluid like 10 times. It genuinely is low when the light comes on. And I don’t use it. Audi says this may be a function of the automatic cruise control sensor cleaning, but this doesn’t make sense to me. And Does anyone else’s etron have a puddle of fluid leaking from the bottom of the car after use? Doesn’t seem abnormal for a car but with no gas use, where is this fluid coming from?
 

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JB 2019 E-1 etron. You are describing EXACTLY the problems I was having with my etron which I purchased last December. Your dealer is mistaken. I found my washer resevoir going empty VERY quickly. Find a knowlegeable Etron technician at your dealer. In fact, there is a software upgrade to fix the washer fluid problem. Before the update, mine was dispensing (they said) about 10 times the amount of fluid that is should be dispensing. After the update, I noticed when I use the wipers now the amount of fluid coming out is significantly less. I assume that lower flow is experienced in the "sensor cleaning" as well. I did not have any fluid leak problem, though. It may be that your car is squirting cups of fluid when it cleans the sensor.

On the taillight/plate warnings, I had those start to happen, also. Have you observed the function of your tailight? I found that intermittently the light strip was doing funky things...half of it flickering sometimes, half not turning on. I was also having trouble with my backup camera randomly producing a blank video feed when I switched into Reverse. I took it into my Audi dealer here in Oregon and described the problems. I told them I was particularly concerned with the safety of the car not knowing what the tailight was doing and having my backup camera go blank at night in the rain---try looking behind you in this car!

My dealer would not allow me to drive my car away. They kept it and ordered an entire "Taillight Assembly Module", which had to be shipped from Germany. It took over three weeks (partly due to shipping delays due to COVID-19), but I finally got my car back with the new module and, what they said, was a "bunch" of software updates. I have not had any problems since. The car in general has acted a lot less buggy. (Knock on wood!) Like you, I really enjoy driving the car and the fit and finish is excellent!
 

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As for liquid on the ground? Did you smell it? Is it water? If so, do you use your AC...it could be condensate from the outside of the condenser (sweating) just dripping off the outside if it is really hot and/or humid (and you are in NOLA, so I am guessing it is (at least more so than Seattle (where the rain gets in the way sometimes but it is mostly dry except when it is winter time)...
 

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I am somewhat reassured to know I'm not the only owner with reservations about their etron's.

Has anyone had success with Audi taking their concerns seriously? I've owned our 2019 Prestige for 6-months and it seems like I'm at the Audi Dealership every 3-4 weeks with a problem of some kind - and can't help but feel embarrassed now about the issues and my 'complaints'.

Underlying my frustrations is that I paid $85,000 for a car that has so far undelivered on the promises!

Some additional issues I've experienced recently:

#1 - Range. I have NEVER had anywhere near the stated 204-mile range. At 100% charge, the highest range was 178-miles. Not in itself a problem, but it's 15% lower than I was expecting and it frequently is less than that too!

#2 - drive selector would not change between D - N - R. I tried multiple times and in the end had to turn the ignition off and re-start the car.

#3 - water leaking through rear window. In the rain, or whenever there is water on the rear window, water will leak through the glass and drip into the trunk/ boot space. Only happens on left side. See pic attached.

#4 - in all my other automatic cars, the car holds itself on a slope when 'D' is engaged without needing to apply the footbrake or the handbrake. My etron doesn't do that and if I don't have my foot on either the break or the accelerator, it will roll forward or backwards. It's as if a 'gear' isn't engaged and I think it's dangerous - and a problem. Anyone got any thoughts?

I would really appreciate the forum's thoughts and comments.
 

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I'm waiting for the Rivian R1T and and I can already see the problems that Rivian is in store for. Every time I think Tesla the forum cools me off. If they don't have problems they just insult each other. This also goes for I-Pace and E-Tron without the insults though. It appears there is no way of getting around it if a person wants an EV. My 911 is almost 4 years old and has been perfect and I like it too much to deal with the Taycan. Just my views as this EV's have great potential.
 
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