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

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Scott McCracken
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Console light shows the start/stop system is activated

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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Start-Stop Defects

There are multiple problems with Audi's start-stop technology that outweigh the modest fuel efficiency gains. Owners complain that the system will shut off the power steering and brake systems at dangerous times and cause the accelerat The

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Related Audi Generations

At least one model year in these 17 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 3rd Generation A3

    Years
    2013–2020
    Reliability
    35th of 39
    PainRank
    2.96
    Complaints
    33
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  2. 5th Generation A4

    Years
    2016–2021
    Reliability
    20th of 39
    PainRank
    1.1
    Complaints
    12
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  3. 5th Generation A6

    Years
    2019–2021
    Reliability
    14th of 39
    PainRank
    0.58
    Complaints
    2
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  4. 2nd Generation A7

    Years
    2018–2020
    Reliability
    10th of 39
    PainRank
    0.28
    Complaints
    1
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  5. 4th Generation A8

    Years
    2019–2019
    Reliability
    10th of 39
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  6. 2nd Generation Q5

    Years
    2018–2020
    Reliability
    24th of 39
    PainRank
    1.31
    Complaints
    7
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  7. 2nd Generation Q7

    Years
    2017–2021
    Reliability
    23rd of 39
    PainRank
    1.29
    Complaints
    9
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  8. 1st Generation Q8

    Years
    2019–2020
    Reliability
    16th of 39
    PainRank
    0.79
    Complaints
    2
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  9. 6th Generation S4

    Years
    2018–2021
    Reliability
    16th of 39
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  10. 4th Generation S6

    Years
    2011–2018
    Reliability
    6th of 39
    PainRank
    0.1
    Complaints
    1
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  11. 5th Generation S6

    Years
    2019–2021
    Reliability
    6th of 39
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  12. 4th Generation S8

    Years
    2019–2020
    Reliability
    6th of 39
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  13. 2nd Generation SQ5

    Years
    2017–2020
    Reliability
    6th of 39
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  14. 3rd Generation TT

    Years
    2015–2020
    Reliability
    8th of 39
    PainRank
    0.15
    Complaints
    1
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  15. 3rd Generation TTS

    Years
    2015–2020
    Reliability
    8th of 39
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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