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Old 09-09-2008, 06:38 PM
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Question Parking Brake Malfunction

HELP! I just bought a 2005 A6Q 3.2 - when I got it home I backed it into the driveway and set the parking brake (electromechanical on this model) since I was on a hill. When I got back into it to move it, the brake would not release and the Parking Brake Malfunction lit up on the dash, along with the light on the brake switch flashing.

Any ideas as to the problem?

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You need to have the codes scanned by the dealer, if the brake control module has a fault for the parking brake it won't release the brake. It could be something as simple as a faulty switch.
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thanks...not the answer I was looking for!
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Audi issued a TSB for this exact issue. Give me your e-mail address and I will send you the PDF.
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Kevin,

thanks, I sent it to you in a PM...

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I sent it to you. I think you will agree that it describes your problem.
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audi issued a tsb for this exact issue. Give me your e-mail address and i will send you the pdf.
can u send it to me too?
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Kevin could you please email me the pdf

after 10 mimutes leaving the car turned off msg goes and no fault is found or registers on thier diagnostics

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I e-mailed it to you.
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many thanks
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Audi issued a TSB for this exact issue. Give me your e-mail address and I will send you the PDF.
Hi Kevin,
I have the same problem.Could you please send me too?
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I have the same problem.Could you please send me too?
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I can't send it to you until you send me a PM with your e-mail address referncing the parking brake malfunction.
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Hi just let you know I have send you my email. Thanks

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I e-mailed it to you.
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Kevin / danno6,
could either of you email me the tsb on this?
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Kevin / danno6,
could either of you email me the tsb on this?
I doubt it since you did not provide your e-mail address.
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:02 PM
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I've just googled Parking Brake Malfunction and found this thread, so I regsitered on the forums to say my bit.

I bought a new Audi S5 just over a year ago and I have had this warning light come on four times since I've had the car; all on long trips.

The first time I took it into Bramley Audi and they said that it was just an error in the system so they reset it and off I went. That was in June.

In September I had the Parking Brake Malfunction again and took it into Parklands Audi in Gloucestershire. They said there was a problem with some kind of 'environmental filter?' and replaced that.

The third time was in October when my other half was driving the car. Although the warning light came on, it turned itself off again about a hundred miles or so later on, even after a stop and restart where it stayed on.

The fourth time was today, on my way back from my parents. I haven't taken it into a dealership yet, what with it being Christmas, but hope to do so tomorrow if I can. Especially as I am going on holiday tomorrow and need the car.

Basically, I bought this car mainly for long trips, and every major long trip i've taken, the car has developed this fault. I'm not particularly happy to be honest.

Kevin, I've PMed you about the TSB and left my email. Can you send it over to me please?
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I sent it to you.

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Many thanks, Kevin.
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There seems to be a very great demand for a manual emergncy release for the parking brake, when this obviously cheap control system fails. If Audi won't provide one, then somebody will sell a magic box which also won't work, but may void the warranty.
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