Defects in Audi's Start-Stop Technology Make it Dangerous to Drive

Start-stop technology shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a complete stop in order to save on fuel consumption and emissions. That's a good thing.

But it also disables the power steering and brakes way too early. And it is a little slow to re-engage those systems when the vehicle starts moving again. That's a really bad thing.

The suit wants Audi to address the issue in all 2017+ vehicles with start-stop technology. So ... pretty much all of them.

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Models Mentioned in this Story

Audi A3

PainRank
7.19
Complaints
46
Reliability
18th out of 19

Audi A4

PainRank
7.59
Complaints
218
Reliability
19th out of 19

Audi A5

PainRank
3.03
Complaints
24
Reliability
15th out of 19

Audi A6

PainRank
3.1
Complaints
69
Reliability
16th out of 19

Audi A7

PainRank
1.28
Complaints
11
Reliability
9th out of 19

Audi A8

PainRank
0.77
Complaints
20
Reliability
7th out of 19

Audi S3

PainRank
0.57
Complaints
2
Reliability
6th out of 19

Audi S4

PainRank
2.94
Complaints
38
Reliability
13th out of 19

Audi S6

PainRank
0.04
Complaints
1
Reliability
3rd out of 19

Audi S8

PainRank
0.03
Complaints
2
Reliability
1st out of 19

Audi TT

PainRank
2.87
Complaints
30
Reliability
12th out of 19

Audi TTS

PainRank
N/A
Complaints
0
Reliability
N/A

Audi Q5

PainRank
5.15
Complaints
99
Reliability
17th out of 19

Audi Q7

PainRank
3.01
Complaints
44
Reliability
14th out of 19

Audi Q8

PainRank
1.05
Complaints
2
Reliability
8th out of 19

Audi SQ5

PainRank
N/A
Complaints
0
Reliability
N/A