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I have a TPMS system malfunction- VAGCOM reading indicates

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I have a TPMS system malfunction- VAGCOM reading indicates signal issue to the control unit- what does this entail
JA: Have you checked your tire pressure? Do you have a tire gauge?
Customer: yes tyre pressure good it reads system malfunction not tyre pressure low- Audi TT TDi slime black edition 2011
JA: What year is your TT?
Customer: 2011
JA: Are you fixing your TT yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: so far just adjusting tyre pressure and fault is intermittent- can be off for days then comes on with no rational reason
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no I don’t think so- just trying to work out what aspects to start with- I know it could be linked to haldex pump, coupling etc so…
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 13 days ago.

Hello, I am Jose Sebastian. Your automotive expert, It's a pleasure to me to attend your question. Thank you very much for trust in just answer.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hi Jose
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 13 days ago.

Dear customer, does this not specify any of the tyres?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Just looking a stepwise guidance - car is due to be sold and no idea how this might affect the value
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
As no idea cost wise what at worst it may be to fix
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 13 days ago.

Dear customer, this repair is likely to be inexpensive, mainly because it may be one of the sensors in one of the wheels.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
This model has no wheel sensors
2011 Audi TT s line black edition
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 13 days ago.

Dear customer, your TT model has TPMS sensors in the tyres since 2008 models.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Tyre garage advised me no- central control
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 13 days ago.

Dear customer, let me check.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Has a passive indirect control system based on wheel traction
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 13 days ago.

Dear customer, you are correct, the sensors were used until the 2010 model year.

It seems to me that your problem may be coming from the module directly, but it is strange, these modules are very difficult to damage.

Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 13 days ago.

do you understand me dear customer?

Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 13 days ago.

I hope this info to be helpful, my goal is to give you the best advice i can, I hope to be helpful, if you have any doubt or want to know anything else please do not hesitate to reply back.

Kind regards, Sebastian.