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Thread: Suspension System Fault B8 RS4

  1. Angry Suspension System Fault B8 RS4

    I have had an MY14 RS4 B8 for about 8 months now and driving one of my boys to soccer a month ago I got the dreaded yellow shock abosorber icon come up on the dash.

    I could fool the car for a time by putting it into dynamic and the fault wouldn’t appear but now shows up all the time.

    Took it to Audi to run diagnostics check and shows up that there is an open circuit in the rear left shock and needs replacement for $3,500.

    Wan’t impressed with this to say the least and have requested that they look to Audi for Good Will as in my opinion this fault has been there for some time and only just shown itself (logic of that is that i take that the open circuit has been caused by a faulty connection which has taken some time to materialise).

    Anyway has anyone here had a similar experience and if so what was the outcome. Do they really need to replace the whole thing or is this just the dealership?

    Will also be looking at local Audi specialist for a comparison price to fix.

    Cheers for your help on this.

    Roo

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    There is plenty of information on that suspension on here. I'm B5 so it's bronze age but the DRC has been a popular topic over time.
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    take it to an independent like European Autotech if you are in Sydney.

    There are other options (3rd party), but surely somebody can fix/regas the old suspension for cheaper than replacement costs?

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    Based in Brisbane but you're right that there should be cheaper 3rd party solutions out there.

    I think it may be more than a re-gas as they were sure that there was an open circuit based on the voltage readings. to me this means that there's a short in the internals of the shock absorber.

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    I just had my kw v3 with button repaired with me cable and sensor internal at local mechanics. Not the same as factory, but still repairable.. Give prestige and performance a call, and/or Harding performance to see what options you have..

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