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

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Scott McCracken
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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