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      Audi seems to be trying very hard to get certain model owners in to have their ECU's and data scanned. This letter went out to a group of owners offering them $75 or in other words attempting to bribe them to bring their car in to a dealer who would look at the onboard data.


      They say this is their commitment to quality and service but we know what it really is, checking for modified cars. You go in, they scan, they flag your car, poof, warranty gone.

      Nice try Audi.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Audi is attempting to coerce/trick owners into getting their ECU's scanned for logged diagnostic data at dealers started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        By the way, here is another method for them to do it:

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      1. 7plagues's Avatar
        7plagues -
        maybe I will get that in the mail, I have to go in and get the navigation updated anyway, was doing a weird static screen in the gauge cluster that would come and go.

        Also these cars have a recall out for an airbag sensor in the passenger seat, so I imagine they can scan the car then too.

        Long story short, you wanna modify this car, or really any car now a days, you gotta pay to play. Not to many things a dealer can't find out or void you for at this point.

        That said, when I do mod, I'll be factoring in the cost of Rods so I have no concerns.
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        These cars are are connected to the internet, and something called "Audi Connect" all the time, my car is a wifi hotspot whenever it is on. If that is what they were trying to do they would not have to use tricks, they would simply connect to your car, and scan it. This is typical internet speculation, a bunch of paranoid Audi owners...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        These cars are are connected to the internet, and something called "Audi Connect" all the time, my car is a wifi hotspot whenever it is on. If that is what they were trying to do they would not have to use tricks, they would simply connect to your car, and scan it. This is typical internet speculation, a bunch of paranoid Audi owners...
        I don't think you have the upload bandwidth or ability to connect to the encrypted ECU for this data with WiFi you HAVE to use dealer tools.
      1. phyrexia's Avatar
        phyrexia -
        paranoid delusions.