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Audi Emissions Software Update - Mandatory in the UK?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by AsaTDi, 30 Aug 2016.

  1. snapdragon69

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Jan 2014

    Posts: 871

    Audi and VW documentation often states only update the software if the customer has reported the following fault.... and they have an SVC code and follow guided fault finding which may or may not result in a software update for a module. They have no ability to 'Check for updates' like windows or suchlike.
    They really have to be specifically trying to address an issue and meet criteria.
    The also have TSBs where cars in certain VINs may be due an update if it is serious like the emissions issue. Usually when you drop the car off you should sign a sheet and part of that says any remaps will be erased, even when it is a routine service or new tyres etc...it's the standard form.
     
  2. Jamesyboyjim

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2008

    Posts: 3,137

    Location: South

    That's strange you say that because SEAT say when they service your car they will check your car against their software database and apply any updates, with them all being VAG cars I'd have thought the same would apply.

    At least that's what I remember when I was checking what they charge for a service on their website.
     
  3. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,286

    Location: Lake District

    Doesn't the place you got your car mapped save it?
     
  4. On Holiday

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2009

    Posts: 6,823

    This.

    I'd hope so, profit!
     
  5. viper_2003

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Feb 2003

    Posts: 427

    I hope it's not still under Audi warranty?
     
  6. Scania

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 25,088

    Location: On the road....

    I've been told by a spanner monkey that both Volvo and Scania update the ECU in trucks as the mileage climbs to keep it within emission requirements, can't say I've noticed any difference between 300k + trucks and ones with delivery mileage in their power delivery, perhaps this is why?
     
  7. tweedbean

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Apr 2010

    Posts: 350

    Location: Balsall Common

    This, whenever I have had this before with BMW tech, I take it back to the place who mapped it and they have the file for my car on record and just reflash the car. So if you have had the remap costs back you are winning as im sure the remap company would do it for free.