2012 Audi A8L: Der Kofferraum Ist Kaputt (Updated)
June 04, 2012
The automatic opening trunk lid of our A8L has stopped functioning. Pull on the rear trunk release, push the key fob button or lift up on the interior button release -- none of these work. The only way to retrieve your goods is the old-fashioned way. Yes, a key, which is stowed in the fob.
Unfortunately, this happened just after we were at the dealer for the 15,000-mile service. (It would seem trunk operation was not one of the items on the checklist.) Of course, I didn't notice it until it was too late, either.
Update: Commenter phennighausen made a good point in that the trunk might not be opening because the MMI valet mode is activated.
I'll check on this and update as soon as a I can. We've since confirmed that this is indeed the case. Valet mode was on, is now off. Trunk is fine. I get the dunce cap for the day.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor