I recently bought a 1999 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro and just drove it in the snow for the first time today. It seems the Traction Control system is having a problem. It felt as if it was driving itself instead of stopping a slide it pulls me into them when it thinks its slipping. Any ideas would really help.
Country: United StatesMake: AudiModel: A4 QuattroEngine: 2.8
Welcome to Just Answer!!Can you describe the issue a little more in detail for me ?? is the abs light in the dash ??
no indicator/warning lights have lit up. the abs light came on when we disconnected a related fuse but thats it...read there might be a abs/asr module under the hood.
There is a abs module underneath the hood but you may not have a issue with the vehicle since you are not used to this system that is very sensitive there may not be a issue because we have seen many issues where customers come inn to our service shop and will complain about this but its the way the system is , since they are new owners to the Audi it does not seem right to them . The first thing that will need to be done if you see that theres a real problem is have a repair shop scan the abs control module for trouble codes and see if you have any if theres a issue then you may have a abs wheels sensor issue, or a yaw sensor issue but this needs to be the first step . I hope this helps.
Does this help??
There is definitley something wrong about the way it drives in the snow. I have driven subarus with awd and never felt anything like this and i have driven in snowy conditions for years...i feel i have very little control when it starts to slide...any other ideas
You need to check the abs control trouble codes first before anything else if theres a issue then it will show there , one other thing you can check are the control arm bushing and the sway bar itself if theres any issues with those then it will cause a issue in the handling of the vehicle in snowy conditions. I hope this helps.
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