Monday, 13 July 2020 20:45

Audi Start-Stop System Malfunction Causes Lawsuit

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com


Audi Start-Stop system malfunctions have caused a class action lawsuit that alleges the vehicles are too dangerous to drive for Audi owners, occupants and all others on the roads.

The Start-Stop system was created to allegedly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and reduce fuel consumption by shutting off the engine when the vehicle stops at a traffic light and during certain stop-and-go driving.


A light activates when the system shuts down the engine, and releasing the brake pedal restarts the engine, allegedly before the foot reaches the accelerator pedal.


The Audi Start-Stop system malfunctions allegedly occur in these vehicles:


  • 2017-2020 Audi A3
  • 2017-2020 Audi A4
  • 2017-2020 Audi A5
  • 2017-2020 Audi A6
  • 2017-2020 Audi A7
  • 2017-2020 Audi A8
  • 2017-2020 Audi S3
  • 2017-2020 Audi S4
  • 2017-2020 Audi S6
  • 2017-2020 Audi S8
  • 2017-2020 Audi TT
  • 2017-2020 Audi TTS
  • 2017-2020 Audi Q5
  • 2017-2020 Audi Q7
  • 2017-2020 Audi Q8
  • 2017-2020 Audi SQ5


But according to the class action lawsuit, the allegedly defective Start-Stop system causes a loss of power braking and steering before the vehicle comes to a complete stop. And steering, braking and accelerating is allegedly delayed when a driver attempts to resume motion.


The plaintiff claims Volkswagen/Audi knows the Start-Stop systems have problems but refuses to repair or replace the systems, and refuses to honor warranties.


Florida plaintiff Michael Pitts purchased a 2018 Audi A6 in March 2019, but he says the engine shuts down before the vehicle comes to a complete stop.

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