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- Apr 13, 2015
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SFD blocks some diagnostic functionality in some modules of Mk.8 and MEB cars. I'm not familiar enough with EU repairability rules to make any comments. But then I don't understand how they've gotten away with CP for the last 10-15 years either, or even their immobilizer nonsense for the last 20 or so. I suspect the excuse is than any independent workshop can jump through a bunch of hoops and get a GeKo/Fazit account and then do all these things.I would have thought SFD was in breach of the EU repair-ability rules if its aim is to stop third party repairs. How are VW getting around this such that it requires a new VCDS edition to access the new cars now?
I do remember. Some of the cars that were destroyed because of that program damn near made me cry.Remember the "cash for clunkers" program ; lets hope that doesn't return.
A3 8Y starts in germany nearly same like Golf 8.... And all the other models are just facelifted MQBevo cars which are compared to MQB facelift doesent use SFDI do remember. Some of the cars that were destroyed because of that program damn near made me cry.
However, it will be a while before any car with SFD is a "clunker". Right now, there is exactly one car in the NAR market that has SFD; the ID.4. Next up will be the Mk.8 GTI and Golf R; we should be seeing those here later this year, I think.
I'm actually kinda surprised this SFD stuff didn't start with Audi. In the past, Audi was at the forefront with new generations of Immo, with CP, and with the "you gotta have the hood open to have write access to modules".