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Old 07-11-2019, 11:45 PM
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2017 A4 Sport model 62 000 miles. In the past, I have had a problem with flashers being activated when parked outdoors in heavy rain. I usually have the car in the garage at night.
Tonight, at 3AM (of course), the car was parked outside, locked, in a heavy rain and the alarm started going off. I unlocked with the key fob, the lights came on and the alarm stopped. I locked again using the key fob and it stopped.

For 30 seconds. Then it went off again. And again.

I finally moved a few cars and put the Audi in the garage, which has stopped this behavior. For now.

It is a US model purchased in January 2017 as a CPO with 4200 miles, and, no, there is not a button on the B pillar to disable the motion sensor.

I would love to be able to turn off the alarm.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:22 AM
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2017 A4 Sport model 62 000 miles. In the past, I have had a problem with flashers being activated when parked outdoors in heavy rain. I usually have the car in the garage at night.
Tonight, at 3AM (of course), the car was parked outside, locked, in a heavy rain and the alarm started going off. I unlocked with the key fob, the lights came on and the alarm stopped. I locked again using the key fob and it stopped.

For 30 seconds. Then it went off again. And again.

I finally moved a few cars and put the Audi in the garage, which has stopped this behavior. For now.

It is a US model purchased in January 2017 as a CPO with 4200 miles, and, no, there is not a button on the B pillar to disable the motion sensor.

I would love to be able to turn off the alarm.
One of these TSB’s is specific to this issue and requires a software update if I recall correctly.

Happy reading:

2017 A4 Recalls: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2017/A...DR/AWD#recalls

2017 A4 TSB’s: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2017/A...Communications
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Thanks. I'm holding the TSB in my hot little hand. It was issued May 25, 2017, and for anyone else with this issue, the number is 96 17 15 2045767/4. The vehicle needs a software update to fix the problem.
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Thanks. I'm holding the TSB in my hot little hand. It was issued May 25, 2017, and for anyone else with this issue, the number is 96 17 15 2045767/4. The vehicle needs a software update to fix the problem.
This TSB affects vehicles produced before when?
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Sorry, I don't know.
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I had this TSB performed and my alarm still goes off in heavy rain. Pretty annoying...
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When your car is alarming in heavy rain, how do you stop it?

And, the TSB says the sequence is triggered when a key is not in proximity to the vehicle. Would leaving a key in the vehicle stop this behavior?
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