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Old 21 August 2006, 12:10   #1
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Audi A3 2.0Tdi DSG, S-Line

I know this is completely un Rib related, but we're getting p*****d off with Audi, we have a 2004 Audi A3 with 23k miles, 2.0 TDI DSG Gearbox, we have a problem with the Gear Box I believe, sometimes when you pull away it stalls, now I thought it impossible to stall and automatic car, obiously not, also sometimes it kangaroos away from T-Junctions. Has anyone else had similar faults. Audi have re-mapped/programmed the gear box and new oil and say problem is sorted, but it isn't and they think it's the way we drive. (Both of us that is, after all how difficult is it to drive an automatic car, first auto I've driven that behaves like this). Any ideas?
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Old 21 August 2006, 12:32   #2
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Dont blame you. I had an A6 for a couple of years and wasn't too impressed
with the quality. Much overated for what it is. My carpet wore out - drivers feet and underneath was just frigolite. The other gripe was I had to drive my mother in law home , and to ensure that her door was next to her doorstep- did a u turn - but went over the kerb and the front fell down on to a drain cover- cost over 1000 quid just in parts ( support- bumber- new intercooler, new ect) -

Anyway- like Mercedes Sprinter drivers- Audi owners are always having to prove that they are superior to others( As far as I know Codders doesnt own
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went over the kerb and the front fell down on to a drain cover
Wasn't really the car's fault was it
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Old 21 August 2006, 12:58   #4
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Wasn't really the car's fault was it

Of course you are right... BUT the fall wasnt more than 10 inches - yet the whole underside -offside front was damaged and I was only doing 5 mph- it seems that the cost to put it right was out of all proportion.

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I'm not doing to well with Audis this month, mines been in for a service now for 11 days and still waiting on a part on back order from germany. In the meantime I've had an a6 2.0 tdi dsg as a courtesy car - brand new with 14 miles on the clock when handed over to me - now fcked and got an A3 2.0T.

I cant tell if these two things are related or helpful to you, but in the week and a half of having the A6, I probably stalled it 6/7 times - like you, I thought this was impossible. Then on Friday on the M27 the "coil" warning light came on and I started to slowly lose power and depressing the accelerator just made it worse...so pulled over, turned ignitiion off and re-started her...all fine until 2 miles down the road same symptoms, pull over re-start. Did this half a dozen times until home...Not a happy chap. Saturday morning, Audi mobile technician arrives and tells me that the turbo is knackered, as is the engine management system. Talking about the stalling, the technician said it was probably the ems - the dealer should be able to tweak this with some computer gadgetery.

eupa, if you think your bill was mental, try a 40,000 mile service and a cambelt change on an rs6 and you'll fall off your chair.
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IVE GOT A 2004 AUDI 1.9 TDI MULTITRONIC, crap is the best word i can find,
gearbox 2 , input shaft slips, juddering when pull away, and stalling,
gearbox 3, ecu goes and tell the gearbox to stop working, new ecu fitted, then gearbox 3 decides it doesnt want to work anymore,

Cardiff Audi have been great!! always lent me decent cars,
its coming up for change, so drove a dsg boxed car and was great, maybe not so great as there are more issues,
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eupa, if you think your bill was mental, try a 40,000 mile service and a cambelt change on an rs6 and you'll fall off your chair.


Yep ...this is again one my gripes. When a garage ( especially audi/vw) sells you a new car- they are lucky to make 2% clear. They get it back from you by excesseive maintenance charges- and unless you stay with an authorised agent- the guarantee is void.
I have had VW passats and we do about 300.000 kms a year/vehicle.The passat is a good car and well built but you have to change the belts every 80000 kms.The belts costs about 25 quid but the whole job will set you back some 800 quid!!!!!!!!. Why? because they must also change the water-pump,-the tensioner and associated pulleys and this takes 6 hours labour. They change the pump and tensioner- because they have a nasty habit of seizing up, breaking the belt and voila no more engine.So in order not to supply you a new engine under guarantee- they would prefer that you pay water-pumps, tensioners ect.

Not exactly an honest policy to make up for a fundamental design fault.
I am surprised that master of all things mechanical ( codders) hasn't added his pennyworth

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So don't buy Audi then.

Are skoda's just as bad then? I was looking at an Octavia 1.8T 4X4 Est. Basicly the same running gear as all Audi, VW and Seat.
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They get it back from you by excesseive maintenance charges- and unless you stay with an authorised agent- the guarantee is void.
not any more in the UK. the Office of Fair Trading has declared this unfair and forced the industry to allow non main dealers to do servicing.
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On my 5th Audi and bar the and bar the hassle I had with the head gasket on the RS2 all have been 100% spot on. The problem is the more electronics you stick in a thing the more opportunity for hassle you have. And yes I know I am starting to sound like some one talking about Land Rovers.
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