Myriad of seemingly unrelated codes

Hello all. While driving down the road today, randomly I had EPC, TMS, Brake, and Check engine lights all come on at once.

Ran a scan from obdeleven and these were the results. The headlight and window regulator issues were pre-existing. The other 7 faults are new from whatever happened today. Car runs but barely. Idle is uneven reving up and down almost stalling. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any insight.


OBDeleven data log

Date: 2020-05-21 14:29

VIN: WAUGN74F09N019457
Car: Audi S6
Year: 2009
Body type: Saloon
Engine: BXA 320 kW (435 HP) 5.2 l
Mileage: 205580 KM


01 Engine

Software number: 4F1910562A
Software version: 0010
Hardware number: 4F1907552B
Long coding: 01050009190F0160

Trouble codes:
P1653 - Read DTC memory of ABS CM Implausible signal
static
Priority: 2
Frequency counter: 1
Driving cycle: 255
Mileage: 205581 km
Date: 2020-05-21 14:23:15
P1923 - Check DTC memory of Engine Control Module (ECM) 2 Implausible signal
static
Priority: 2
Frequency counter: 1
Driving cycle: 255
Mileage: 205581 km
Date: 2020-05-21 14:23:16


02 Transmission

Software number: 4F5910156J
Software version: 0020
Hardware number: 09E927156C
Serial number: 0129737
Coding: 0000002

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


03 Brakes

Software number: 4F0910517AL
Software version: 0060
Hardware number: 4F0614517BA
Serial number: 00000000000000
Coding: 0020920

Trouble codes:
01314 - Engine control module (ECM) Please read DTC
static
Priority: 3
Frequency counter: 3
Driving cycle: 203
Mileage: 205581 km
Date: 2020-05-21 14:23:16


04 Steering Angle Sensor

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


05 Keyless System

System description: FBSAUDIC6 ELV H05
Software number: 4F0910852B
Software version: 0100
Hardware number: 4F0905852E
Hardware version: 242
Serial number: 10602501224309
Coding: 0000007

Subsystems:
System description: FBSAUDIC6 EZS H03
Software number: 4F0910132L
Software version: 0020

System description: FBSAUDIC6 KSG H03
Software number: 4F0910335B
Software version: 0020

System description: FBSAUDIC6 IDG H01
Software number: 4F0910220G
Software version: 0040

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


07 Display

System description: Interfacebox H43
Software number: 4F0910732R
Software version: 4610
Hardware number: 4E0035729A
Serial number: 361JV087525246
Coding: 0010003

Subsystems:
System description: Bedienteil MMIC6H01
Software number: 4F0910609E
Software version: 0060

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


08 Air Conditioning

Software number: 4F0910043A
Software version: 0020
Hardware number: 4F1820043AG
Serial number: 00000030400840
Coding: 0524330

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


09 Central Electrics

System description: ILM Fahrer H22
Software number: 4F0910279M
Software version: 0320
Hardware number: 4F0907279A
Serial number: 4F0907279
Coding: 0135122

Subsystems:
System description: Wischer AudiC6 H10
Software number: 4F1910113D
Software version: 0040
Coding: 0056595

System description: REGENLICHTSENSORH04
Software number: 8K0910557
Software version: 0003
Coding: 0146221

Trouble codes:
02747 - Bixenon Switch-off Solenoid Switch, right Open circuit
static
Priority: 2
Frequency counter: 1
Driving cycle: 203
Mileage: 203560 km
Date: 2020-04-25 18:40:00


0E Media Player

Software number: 4E0910110E
Software version: 0390
Hardware number: 4E0035110A
Hardware version: 000
Serial number: AUZ5ZBH8644340

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


0F Digital Radio

Software number: 4E0910593M
Software version: 0160
Hardware number: 4E0035593F
Serial number: AUZ4Z7H0443391
Coding: 0000100

Trouble codes:
02635 - Tuner not enabled/activated
static
Priority: 7
Frequency counter: 3
Driving cycle: 158
Mileage: 204158 km
Date: 2020-04-30 13:08:02


11 Engine 2

Software number: 4F1910562A
Software version: 0010
Hardware number: 4F1907552B
Long coding: 01050009190F0160

Trouble codes:
P3028 - Throttle drive 2 angle sensor 2 Implausible signal Implausible signal
static
Priority: 2
Frequency counter: 1
Driving cycle: 255
Mileage: 205581 km
Date: 2020-05-21 14:23:15
P1653 - Read DTC memory of ABS CM Implausible signal
static
Priority: 2
Frequency counter: 1
Driving cycle: 255
Mileage: 205581 km
Date: 2020-05-21 14:23:15


15 Airbag

System description: Airbag AU1042
Software number: 4F0910655M
Software version: 0090
Hardware number: 4F0959655F
Hardware version: H06
Serial number: 003000000000
ODX name: EV_Airba10AURB4
ODX version: 001001
Long coding: 303142373034303030394A55304C34463053

Subsystems:
System description: BF-Gewichtss.
Software number: 4F0910339B
Software version: 0060
Hardware version: H03
Serial number: 5810000R0000002TTE
Long coding: 000000

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


16 Steering Column

System description: J0527
Software number: 4F0910549A
Software version: 0410
Hardware number: 4F0953549D
Serial number: 90055082810167
Coding: 0012141

Subsystems:
System description: E0221 H02
Software number: XXXXXXXXXXX
Software version: 0030

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


17 Dashboard

System description: KOMBIINSTR.
Software number: 4F0920982K
Software version: 0133
Hardware number: 4F0920982K
Hardware version: H06
Serial number: 9GF24HNA8
Long coding: 839F0A010B00CF05020201

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


19 Gateway

System description: GW-BEM 5CAN-M
Software number: 4F0907468G
Software version: 0024
Hardware number: 4F0907468G
Hardware version: H06
Serial number: 2200M0892380F4
Long coding: 000303

Subsystems:
System description: J367-BDM
Software number: 8K0915181C
Software version: 0100
Hardware version: H07
Serial number: 00000000002730291344

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


1E Media Player 2

System description: SG ext.Player
Software number: 4E0035785F
Software version: 0850
Hardware number: 4E0035785C
Hardware version: H15
Long coding: 010000

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


36 Driver Seat

System description: MEM-FS
Software number: 4F0959760C
Software version: 0062
Hardware number: 4F0959760C
Hardware version: H08
Serial number: 00001001173532
Long coding: 00581B00004011110000

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


37 Navigation

Software number: 4E0910888M
Software version: 1100
Hardware number: 4E0919887M
Serial number: 395JR087530230

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


3C Lane Change Assistant Right

System description: J0769_SWA_MasterH02
Software number: 4L0910566D
Software version: 0020
Hardware number: 4L0907566B
Serial number: 6PZ 009 014-15
Coding: 0000002

Subsystems:
System description: J0770_SWA_Slave_H01
Software number: 4L0910568D
Software version: 0010

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


42 Driver Door

System description: TSG FA
Software number: 4F0959793R
Software version: 0250
Hardware number: 8K0959793D
Hardware version: H11
Serial number: 0000100406467
Long coding: 011F57205E40410001

Trouble codes:
02115 - Lock unit for central locking Implausible signal
static
Priority: 3
Frequency counter: 46
Driving cycle: 203
Mileage: 202365 km
Date: 2020-04-05 18:47:05


46 Comfort System

System description: Komfortgeraet H28
Software number: 4F0910289N
Software version: 0240
Hardware number: 4F0907289N
Serial number: 01152962600000
Coding: 4618397

Subsystems:
System description: LIN BACKUP HORN H03
Software number: 1K0951605C
Software version: 1301

Trouble codes:
01134 - Alarm horn Electrical error in circuit
static
Priority: 3
Frequency counter: 254
Driving cycle: 203
Mileage: 193723 km
Date: 2019-11-13 08:07:51


47 Sound System

Software number: 4F0910223J
Software version: 0240
Hardware number: 4F0035223G
Serial number: 00000000123858
Coding: 0000026

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


4C Tire Pressure

Software number: 4F0910274A
Software version: 0100
Hardware number: 4F0907274
Serial number: 00008390037518
Coding: 0623333

Trouble codes:
01316 - Brake control module Please read DTC
static
Priority: 3
Frequency counter: 1
Driving cycle: 203
Mileage: 205581 km
Date: 2020-05-21 14:23:18


4F Central Electrics 2

Software number: 4F0910280
Software version: 0100
Hardware number: 4F0907280C
Hardware version: —
Serial number: 00000000248293
Coding: 0012014

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


52 Passenger Door

System description: TSG BF
Software number: 4F0959792R
Software version: 0250
Hardware number: 8K0959792D
Hardware version: H11
Serial number: 0000100413441
Long coding: 011F57205E40410001

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


53 Parking Brake

Software number: 4F0910801D
Software version: 0090
Hardware number: 4F0907801B
Coding: 0008021

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


55 Headlight Regulation

System description: AFS 1 H01
Software number: 4L0910357
Software version: 0040
Hardware number: 4L0907357
Coding: 0000016

Subsystems:
System description: AFS-Modul links H01
Software number: 4F0941329D
Software version: 0010

System description: AFS-Modul rechtsH01
Software number: 4F0941329D
Software version: 0010

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


56 Radio

Software number: 4E0910541T
Software version: 0630
Hardware number: 4F0035541N
Serial number: 379JW087542005
Coding: 0000002

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


62 Rear Left Door

System description: TSG HL
Software number: 4F0959795M
Software version: 0251
Hardware number: 8K0959795B
Hardware version: H10
Serial number: 0000100393104
Long coding: 010E57204040220001

Trouble codes:
02110 - Window regulator switch Implausible signal
Intermittent
Priority: 3
Frequency counter: 1
Driving cycle: 231
Mileage: 205306 km
Date: 2020-05-16 19:22:23


67 Voice Control

Software number: 4E0910754Q
Software version: 0630
Hardware number: 4E0035753A
Serial number: 00000810140273

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


6C Rear View Camera

Software number: 4F0910441D
Software version: 0030
Hardware number: 4L0907441B
Serial number: 525PA8-J8X20S6
Coding: 1000204

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


72 Rear Right Door

System description: TSG HR
Software number: 4F0959795M
Software version: 0251
Hardware number: 8K0959795B
Hardware version: H10
Serial number: 0000100398107
Long coding: 010E57204040220001

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found


77 Telephone

Software number: 4F0910336H
Software version: 1130
Hardware number: 4E0862335
Serial number: 00000005066846
Coding: 0010900

Trouble codes:
No trouble codes found.

Before I start tossing out ideas, how old is the battery?

Ed

Will have to double check but I am almost certain the date I saw on it last time I was down there was 16.

OK, assumning your battery is good:

The P1653 says to check the ABS module, the ABS module 01314 says the ECU has a comms problem (most entries talk about wiring/electrical issues) which could just reflect codes being stored in Engine 2. The engine 2 code P3028, based on the reading I have done (specific to the throttle error) suggests two things to check:

  1. Since you have two, swap them left to right and see if the problem follows the swap or stays on the same side

  2. If it stays, then you need to look at the wiring. I have read reports where the connector “loosens” and no longer feeds the sensor portion back to the ECU.

Have you cleared codes to make sure they are not transient? You can do a TB alignment in case it is just an adaptation thing with a VCDS:

TB Alignment with VCDS

If you have someone close by with a VCDS that might be something you could try. There are also posts about getting to hidden menus on some versions of the MMI to check battery voltage. You can do some googling if that interests you.

If it were me, I would:

  1. Confirm the battery health
  2. Clear the codes and verify they return
  3. Check the connection on Throttle 2
  4. Swap the throttles

Ed

See, I cleared the codes after it happened and they came back. It was late yesterday so I didn’t mess with it. Started the car up today after clearing the codes again and nothing came back this time. That makes me lean more towards the loose connection somewhere in my mind.
I will definitely check all those ideas out though. It’s a great place to start which is exactly what I needed.

Thanks!

I’m glad to hear they are not back, but they probably will be. I agree about the connection being a good candidate to check. The connection to the TB has 6 wires, I think two are related to sending the position signal back to the ECU, though electrics is one of my weakest points on vehicles.

Good luck!

Ed

And yes they are back. Had more time today to do some digging while the codes were active and after much playing around in obdeleven, I found that there is no communication to the brakes module (03). Where is the brake module on the S6 or connectors specifically related to that module 03? I believe I have narrowed it down to a bad connection with this module or maybe the module itself is failing intermittently.

Thanks!

Are you saying the Engine faults are gone, but the ABS module fault exists?

Ed

I still get same codes but I was looking into each module and brakes 03 has no communication with the car or obdeleven. If that’s not communicating to other modules I assume it could cause errors from the other modules that may need data like wheel speed. Tpms. Abs. Etc … Or is that a poor assumption?

One of the things I read was that if you had an ECU fault, then the ABS module would give you a failed reading. (That was the 01314 reading I spoke about in an earlier post). Now I am no expert in everything OBDII, but since the real error was the throttle error, I would be focusing on that (assuming you are still getting it).

If you are still getting the throttle angle error I would suggest swapping the two and see if the problem stays with the one it was already getting a CEL on or if it moves to the other side. At least that’s probably what I would do.

Ed

Ah I see. Sorry. Will check that out first then.

I was fighting the same issue with that damn EPC light and limp mode. Mine was the Throttle Body connectors. Replaced the connector heads with some I found on amazon (they are even sold in packs of two!) and everything’s been golden since then.

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I’ve been getting these codes, intermittently (see Intermittent codes - diagnose electrical or mechanical problem?):

P0221 - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit Range/Performance
P0221 - Throttle Position Sensor B (G188), Circuit Range / Performance
P1564 - Throttle Actuator (J338), Under-Voltage during Basic Setting

Were they the same as yours? Would a change of connectors be a likely solution?