Audi

Audi Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Audi

Audi A6: Joe,I just noticed today that when i turn on

Customer Question
Hi Joe, I just noticed today...
Hi Joe,
I just noticed today that when i turn on the ignition (not starting the engine up) the emissions control light comes on and stays on untill i start the engine when it goes out. is this normal as i dont remember seeing it come on like this before?
many thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Audi
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Audi Question
Answered in 37 minutes by:
7/9/2015
Audi Mechanic: Billy, Trainer/ Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Billy
Billy, Trainer/ Master Technician
Category: Audi
Satisfied Customers: 3,498
Experience: Trainer 8+ years, master tech. 10+ years, SAE member
Verified
Hello and Welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with your inquiry. Feel free to ask if any further info is needed.
This is normal. You might have stored fault codes, but no actual fault codes. So everything is working as it should.
Kindly get back to me if further assistance is needed.
Regards,
Billy
Ask Your Own Audi Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
So would this mean that it had a fault at some point but it has now corrected its self? When I press the check button on the dash it cycles through a number of icons but I'm not sure if that means it's ok or that there are faults in those areas? It doesn't say ok at the end of the sequence?
Audi Mechanic: Billy, Trainer/ Master Technician replied 2 years ago
Hello,
The check button would only check if the dash (and indicators) is working correctly. This does not mean that you have any faults.
This is perfectly normal operation.
If some fault codes are stored (not actual), means that some sensor or actuator gave a wrong signal for a limited time, and then the problem went away. This happens due to interference with other electrical items. Does not mean that you have a problem.
As long as the vehicle is operating as it should, and you have no faults on dash with engine running, then you have nothing to worry about.
Kindly get back to me if further assistance is needed.
Regards,
Billy
Ask Your Own Audi Question
Ask Billy Your Own Question
Billy
Billy
Billy, Trainer/ Master Technician
Category: Audi
Satisfied Customers: 3,498
3,498 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Trainer 8+ years, master tech. 10+ years, SAE member

Billy is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

AudiDoc

AudiDoc

Independent Audi Shop Owner

1,695 satisfied customers

I've been working on Audis since I was 18 and own an independent Audi repair and performance shop

Matt

Matt

Engineer

569 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

Chris (aka - Moose)

Chris (aka - Moose)

Technician

351 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Audi Mechanic

264 satisfied customers

17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

248 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

ASE Certified Technician

241 satisfied customers

ASE Master Technician. Audi certified, including R8 and TDI (clean diesel).

Quattro King

Quattro King

Technician

140 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certified, 20+ yrs European experience

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x