How does the oil sensor work in the MMI? I'm trying to check the level and I just keep getting the message "oil level will be available in approx 2 minutes" this doesn't seem to change regardless of how long i sit there?
Whatever was wrong with dipsticks?
Agreed....i find a lot of the technology on this car to be either useless or counterproductive. I still couldn't get the oil level to work this afternoon. Everyone in the world knows how a dipstick works for god's sake. I used to have a 911 with an electronic oil level but that came on and showed you the level visually every time you started the car, it was great........Yes not the best feature Audi has come up with.
You need to make sure the engine is at working tempurature and the car needs to be on level ground. Not good if you need to check the oil level before a long jouney.
I have found mine varies between full and 1/3 full. So I no longer regard it as a usefull indicator.
Off subject slightly, but my mother in laws Q5 2.0T FSI in my opinion seems to be using alot of oil - 6k miles and has needed a good top up 2 or 3 times - almost used a 2l of oil already. Is this normal as I'm hoping mine doesn't use all that when mine comes.Agreed....i find a lot of the technology on this car to be either useless or counterproductive. I still couldn't get the oil level to work this afternoon. Everyone in the world knows how a dipstick works for god's sake. I used to have a 911 with an electronic oil level but that came on and showed you the level visually every time you started the car, it was great........
The less said about the satnav the better......"Partial Postcode" system? What the hell is that about.....I can buy a ?40 system from Halfords that takes me right to the door by putting in the full postcode but with my ?2000 Audi system I always end up playing "Audi guess" at the end of the journey......even when I know the streetname the system rarely has it on the database anyway and it's an absolute nightmare in industrial estates, rarely getting me to within a mile of where I want to go.
A good car let down by a lot of poorly thought through technology.
Same experience got new Q5 2.0 TDI 140cv thursday afternoon, drove 50 km and then off for the w-e; after other 150 km the "low engine oil level" lit up, suggesting I ad no more than 1 liter of oil but, thankfully, I could nevertheless continue my journey.As I was in a mountain motorway I called the salesman over the phone and he suggested me to relay to a Audi Service Center: mission impossible on saturdays, at least in Italy.On a long drive last weekend I was told to fill up with oil - no more than 1 litre, so i added 0.5 litre as suggested. When checking it then said reduce oil level, I didn't. 50 miles later it tells me to add more oil, I didn't.
The damn thing is all over the place 'add' then 'reduce' - perhaps a faulty sensor, Audi can look at the weekend!
Agree that the old fashioned dipstick would be a useful failsafe!
We have since 3 weeks our TDI-2.0 Diesel 170HP.
This weekend (after +/- 1000 miles) during a trip the car wants us to add 1 liter of oil.
We stopped and added 0.5 liter.
next hour again the car wants us to add 1 liter of oil.
Filled it up again with 0.5 liter,and start the car again.
Then the MMI is saying we need to reduce the oil level.
The day after,after 80 miles the car again wants oil.
So very confusing,because when we check the oil level on the MMI,it shows reduce oil level.
We did not add extra oil.
Anyone expierence the same?? any solution?
How much oil did you add the first 1000 / 2000 miles???