Replacement New Control Unit to be fitted

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G4XUR
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Replacement New Control Unit to be fitted

Post by G4XUR » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:53 pm

My ID3 has now been back at the dealer longer than in my own garage since new. The very latest diagnostics (finger in the sky) has resulted in the replacement of the vehicle control unit (apparently the mind of the car with several processors!) not sure what they do 90% of their time as the 20 plus faults will require updates to fix once fitted. Today I got a request for the spare key to be taken to the garage as it needs reprogramming to sync with the car.
Roll on ID3.1 (now that sounds like windows about 30 years ago) OMG.

ID3 one day
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Re: Replacement New Control Unit to be fitted

Post by ID3 one day » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:10 pm

I have the same problem after 4 days we found the headlights did not work . The car has had to have new headlights and we are being told it needs a new controller unit which we will have to wait for. We have now had a car for 4 days n 8 weeks. VW don't seem to be very supportive.

Alexrei
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Re: Replacement New Control Unit to be fitted

Post by Alexrei » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:47 pm

We experienced the same problem and the car has been off the road for 2 weeks. The headlights remained on all the time and would not allow full beam to be selected, therefore the car is wholly not road worthy. The repairing garage is now saying a further 3 weeks to sort out the problem.
We had no other option, but to reject the car under the consumers right 2015, now awaiting for VW etc to determine the next move. We really enjoyed the car, but to only be able to use it 2 weeks out of 4, is not acceptable.
Our latest update from the garage is a headlights control unit needs to be replaced, delivery within 1/2 days from Germany, therefore we have been led to believe the car may be back with us by the end of the week. The lights control unit is sited behind the bumper, which needs to be removed, a task according to the garage . Still awaiting a response from VW on our rejection of the car.
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G4XUR
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Re: Replacement New Control Unit to be fitted

Post by G4XUR » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:29 pm

Re My New Control Unit, Got a call yesterday to let me know the car had been updated and all looked good! I did cross check the list of 23 faults with them one by one to which they confirmed all was now functional. They (the dealer) wanted to keep the vehicle over the weekend for observation! They said it would remain connected to the VW network and monitored by VW in Germany till early next week by then they were hopeful I could get it back! looks like a twinkle at the end of the tunnel!!

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