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2011 Q7 TDI - Engine Light

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default 2011 Q7 TDI - Engine Light

Hey everyone,

Here is the problem I am experiencing.

The engine light has been coming on in the car since October. Since I live in cold climate, my heater is always on. I have noticed whenever the car is idle for over 5 minutes with the heater on full, the engine light comes on.

I took it to the dealership 3 times already. The first time, they reset the light. The second time they did a thorough diagnostic and found nothing wrong. The third time, they diagnosed it and found the knock (or NOX or NOK) sensor to be the cause, they replaced the sensor did a 300km road test and found nothing wrong. A few days later after I drove it around...the engine light came on AGAIN.

What do you guys think? Any suggestions?
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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I think its the problem with the sensor wiring. The dealers would not have checked the wiring did they.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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Is there a leak or damage on the exhaust pipe of the Aux heater?
Is there a fail on the sensor programme of the Aux heater?
Does the Aux heater shut off after 5 to 10 mins after startup.

I just wonder if the engine is picking up fumes from shut down of the Aux heater. Mine shuts down with a black puff of exhaust if it purges when shut down occurs during a flame cycle. It is much more obvious if it occurs when the car is stationary. I do not usually leave my car idle that long unless it is frozen... Ireland.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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This *seems* to be a common issue, several of us have been hit with this intermittantly. I have had it happen three times. Check out this thread: http://forums.audiworld.com/showthre...&highlight=NOX

No answers, but yes, it's a known issue.
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