Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Keys

Key set

Opening and closing
Fig. 26 Your vehicle key set

  1. Vehicle key

You can unlock and lock your vehicle with the vehicle key.

  1. Mechanical key and release buttons for the mechanical key

A mechanical key is integrated in the vehicle key.

To remove it, press the release button and remove the mechanical key.

Using the mechanical key, you can:

  • Applies to: vehicles with lockable glove compartment: locking/unlocking the glove compartment.
  • Manually unlock and lock the doors.
  • Applies to: sedan with locking backrests: Locking and unlocking the backrest.
  • Unlock the luggage compartment lid using the emergency release.
  1. PANIC button

In an emergency, you can press the PANIC button to trigger a visible and audible vehicle alarm. You can do this ass long as you are near your vehicle (within the range for the remote control key).

  • To trigger the alarm, press the [PANIC] button (3) > fig. 26.
  • To turn the alarm off, press the [PANIC] button again.

Lost key/replacing a key

If a vehicle key is Lost, contact an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility. Have this vehicle key deactivated. It is important to bring all keys with you.

If a key is lost, you should report it to your insurance company.

Electronic immobilizer

The immobilizer prevents unauthorized use of the vehicle.

In some cases, it may not be possible to establish vehicle drive ready mode if there is also a vehicle key from a different vehicle manufacturer on the key chain.

Data in the vehicle key

When driving, service and maintenance-relevant data is continuously stored in your vehicle key. An authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility can read out this data and tell you about the work your vehicle needs.

WARNING

Observe the safety precautions.

Note

Protect the key against high temperatures and direct sunlight.

For the sake of the environment

Batteries and electrical/electronic devices must be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.

Tips

  • The vehicle key function can be temporarily disrupted by interference from transmitters near the vehicle working in the same frequency range (such as a mobile device or radio equipment). Always check if your vehicle is locked.
  • Applies to MMI: You can view the number of keys programmed to the vehicle by selecting on the home screen: VEHICLE > Settings & Service > Vehicle information.
  • The key set is equipped with a key tag at the factory. The key tag does not directly control any vehicle functions. You can use the key tag if you would like to order a new vehicle key.
  • The system complies with United States FCC regulations and ISED regulations.

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