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Old 02-11-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Door handle touch sensor

Any one else having trouble with door sensors not working in the winter? I have this problem starting about 3 months ago. When I took it in for service they told me there was a tsb issued on this problem. The car is still in being fixed. Here is the tsb.

Nature of Defect:
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Bulletin Number:
57-13-89
Bulletin Date:
May 2013
Summary:
AUDI: SOME VEHICLES, IN COLD WEATHER, OCCASIONALLY, CANNOT BE UNLOCKED USING THE DOOR HANDLE TOUCH SENSOR. ALSO INCLDED ARE MODEL A4 MY 2014, MODEL A5 CABRIOLET MY 2014, MODEL Q5 MY 2014, MODEL RS5 CABRIOLET MY 2014, AND MODEL S5 CABRIOLET ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10052352 )
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I've had some issues with locking actually. Sometimes I can't get the touch sensor to let me lock the car. Unlocking hasn't really been an issue. I told my dealer during my last service and they said they couldn't replicate the issue.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:20 AM   #3
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Any one else having trouble with door sensors not working in the winter? I have this problem starting about 3 months ago. When I took it in for service they told me there was a tsb issued on this problem. The car is still in being fixed. Here is the tsb.

Nature of Defect:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Bulletin Number:
57-13-89
Bulletin Date:
May 2013
Summary:
AUDI: SOME VEHICLES, IN COLD WEATHER, OCCASIONALLY, CANNOT BE UNLOCKED USING THE DOOR HANDLE TOUCH SENSOR. ALSO INCLDED ARE MODEL A4 MY 2014, MODEL A5 CABRIOLET MY 2014, MODEL Q5 MY 2014, MODEL RS5 CABRIOLET MY 2014, AND MODEL S5 CABRIOLET ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10052352 )
Nothing in the TSB for a 2013 S6? Thanks for checking.
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s5blitzer, (I hope I have your login correct.) I found this I hope this helps.


2013 Audi A6 Latches/locks/linkages Service Bulletin 362897

NHTSA: Action Number: 10052352 Service Bulletin Number: 362897

Report Date:
May 14, 2013
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Summary: Audi: some vehicles, in cold weather, occasionally, cannot be unlocked using the door handle touch sensor. Also inclded are model a4 my 2014, model a5 cabriolet my 2014, model q5 my 2014, model rs5 cabriolet my 2014, and model s5 cabriolet
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Thanks midnite! This confirmed my experience with the door sensors which occasional fails to lock my driver door. Workaround - use my key FOB.
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I haven't had problems in cold weather, but when I wash my car, the door constantly locks and unlocks itself when the hose stream hits the door handle. I can believe the design is very touchy in all sorts of conditions.
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My driver's door often fails to react to a push to lock. I end up giving up and pushing the one on the rear door. What I need to try is having just my keys in that pocket (no wallet) since RFID might be getting blocked.
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Related but has it happened to you that you pull the door handle and the door opens without making any chirp noise nor lights, and you just realized you left the car unlocked? But the mirrors were folded and everything.
And because if you touch the handle again (to make sure it is locked) you unlock the car, there is no way to make sure but pressing the lock button in the key.
Luckily the several times I left my car unlocked on the street nobody decided to take anything from inside.
Maybe the mean face of the A7 deterred the bad guys.
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Interesting. On m my Lexus cars if you unlock but don't open a door it will relock after 30 seconds. I can't believe vag missed that safety feature.
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