Very strange, unles Audi damaged it whilst in for a service and that's the replacement or updated version? A few people don't even have the cover it seems.Kitkitkit said:
No recall until it fails and then it's replaced freemr c said:
Ok so a few things. Firstly, why worry if your battery is fine? You are covered by your warranty, many of us here have had the battery changed for free and under warranty. Also, the battery doesn't just die. You will notice over the period of a month or so, the car will take a few cranks to start. This will get worse as time goes on. Mine took a month before it died. I got towed to the Audi dealership, and was changed within the hour. Inconvenient yes, worth worrying about and pre-empting when there are no problems...No! I actually pre-empted mine. I was going away to India and 2 days before leaving I took the car to the garage to fill the tank, the car died at the garage, I knew this would happen and I didn't want to return from India with the car battery dead, so you can see that it's preemptable.richii said:A couple of quick questions about the battery as I have a Moll battery in my Q2:
1) Is there anyway to tell whether I have an affected battery (eg from a serial number of manufacture date)? https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/460991-battery-fault-and-replacement-vehicle/?do=findComment&comment=5173957 mentions the "duff batteries have been identified as being clear by week 22 2018" and wondered if it was a similar timeframe on the Q2?
2) In the event I decide to extend my warranty with Audi after year 3, would that cover a battery failure in year 4 or 5?
3) Any other advice for keeping the battery in good shape now that I'm not driving as often? I'm currently trying to drive the car for 30 minutes every 10 days or so.