- Jul 6, 2010
Yes I understand that, it’s always been the same with VW as well. If you did so much as change the head unit on some models the battery would drain because of that control chip not being updated.The MMI interface is more than just the maps, as I have said before. It is the equivalent of going from XP to W10. The MMI also controls the audio, which could be B&O, it interfaces with the management system to give you relevant info etc. So, once updated, all needs to be checked for proper operation.
Not trying to justify it, just saying. If you go on the SA Audi forum, clever people can tell you exactly what it entails. I am just someone that had to fork out R2,5k for an update. In hindsight, I should have left it.
However as per your example if someone else can do it for R2500 and presumably still make a decent profit then Audi is really just taking the piss.
These things should then be designed better so as not to require so much cost in labour, or it should be written off against the warranty/motor plan.
R8500 to plug it into a computer to update and run some checks is ludicrous, even if it takes three hours.
In reality I bet it’s not even 30 minutes work.