Consumers have filed a total of 4 complaints related to Audi FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS.
ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2021 AT ABOUT 330PM ON RT 30 IN AMSTERDAM NY WE WERE DRIVING IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC LESS THAN 30MPH. AS THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME STARTED TO SLOW IN TRAFFIC I STARTED TO BRAKE MY A6, AT ABOUT 20MPH AND ABOUT 1.5 CAR LENGTHS BEHIND THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME THE AUDI PRESENSE COLLISION WARNING SCREEN ACTIVATED WITH A RED SCREEN IN THE DRIVER'S CLUSTER AND A "CHIME" THE CAR THEN WENT INTO EMERGENCY COLLISION STOPPING MODE...CAR'S ANTILOCK BRAKES ACTIVATED BRINGING MY CAR TO A COMPLETE STOP IN TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC IN FRONT OF ME NEVER STOPPED AND I WAS AT A DISTANCE THAT I HAD COMPLETE CONTROL OF MY CAR WITH MORE THAN ENOUGH DISTANCE TO SLOW OR STOP MY CAR SAFELY. THE CAR BEHIND ME CAME WITHIN INCHES OF REAR ENDING MY CAR. I'M SPECULATING THAT THE DRIVER BEHIND ME DID NOT EXPECT ME TO STOP DEAD IN TRAFFIC ANYMORE THAN I DID. TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AND DISTANCE DID NOT WARRANT THE PRESENSE TO WARN AT ALL LET ALONE ACTIVATE THE EMERGENCY COLLISION RESPONSE BRAKING. THIS IS THE THIRD MALFUNCTION OF SAFETY SYSTEMS I HAVE REPORTED TO NHTSA RE: MALFUNCTIONS OF ADVANCED SAFETY SYSTEMS. AUDI USA IS UNRESPONSIVE.
AUGUST 25, 2020 TRAVELING WB ON I-90 [MASS TURNPIKE] PASSING AND 18 WHEEL TRACTOR TRAILER WITH AN UNMARKED WHITE BOX TRAILER. TRUCK 'WEAVED' TO THE LEFT INTO MY DRIVING LANE AS I WAS OVERTAKING IT. I SWERVED TO THE LEFT TO AVOID CONTACT OF MY 2019 Audi A6 PREMIUM PLUS AT ABOUT THE A PILLAR AND THE REAR WHEEL AREA OF THE BOX TRAILER. IN MY EVASIVE ACTION THE CAR'S LANE KEEPING ASSISTANT ACTIVATED AS I WAS ABOUT TO CROSS THE LINES ON MY LEFT SIDE TO AVOID THE TRUCK, THE CAR TOOK CONTROL OF THE STEERING AND AGGRESSIVELY STEERING THE CAR BACK AT THE TRACTOR TRAILER. I BRAKED THE CAR AS HARD I COULD TO AVOID COLLISION WITH THE BOX TRAILER. NONE OF THE COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM ACTIVATED AND THE CAR'S SENSORS AND CAMERAS DID NOT RECOGNIZE THAT I WAS TRYING TO AVOID A HIGH SPEED COLLISION WITH THE TRACTOR TRAILER. I BROUGHT THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP [AUDI ALBANY, LATHAM NY] AFTER RETURN FROM MY TRIP TO HAVE SAFETY SYSTEMS CHECKED. NO FAULT CODES WERE DETECTED.
Every tim towing a trailer and hitch weight is over 300 lbs ( specification shows 770 lbs max, original audi hitch installed came with the car ) the audi limited pre-sense warning goes on after ~45 min drive with trailer. After that no distance warning or cruse control (adaptive) possible. After removing the trailer - the issue continues. Only solve is a new calibration of radar system at audi dealer (2 days) and same issue returns when towing a trailer again. (happen now 5 times since jan 2020 - when we bought the car) - and we towed 2 different trailers trailer 1 - 350 lbs hitch weight, trailer 2 700 lbs hitch weight - no solve by audi provided
Front collision warning system light does not illuminate in the heads up display and the audio portion of the alarm is not audible. I have taken this to the dealer and they have no resolution. The blind side warning system has no audio.