Body shop and auto repair Audi A3 2.0 SE 2013

2013 Audi A3

My car was stationary and it was hit at roughly 30mph, it moved roughly 12 inches across.
I have had it repaired externally (new bumper) after the incident and before it went in for repair. I drove it a short distance to check for any internal damage. As soon as I started it up a warning came on the dashboard ‘Engine start system:system fault! Please contact workshop’ I also noticed the engine does not turn off unless the key is removed from the ignition. There were no faults showing prior to the accident. The repair center said it had nothing to do with the accident. I have my car booked in to the Audi dealership on the 4th Of April. I wanted advice as it seems a bit coincidental that the fault was not there prior to the accident.

This is something that would need to be addressed with your insurance company. Body shops are not generally equipped to handle auto repair and therefore do not look at such things. Most either farm out the work or don’t even look at it. You are doing the right thing by having an auto repair shop examine it. However without approval from your insurance company you may be stuck with the bill. So make sure they are brought up to speed.