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#1012 of 2367 2002 A4 transmission
Nov 18, 2005 (6:56 pm)
I purchased a 2002 Audi A4 in March that was just off lease. It had 50,000 miles on it The used car dealer provided (at my request) a clean service record that he got from the local Audi dealer. The Audi dealers name was clearly printed on the fax. I started to experience "funny" things with the transmission & scheduled a service visit with the local dealer---there was a 3 week wait. They recommended replacing the transmission at a cost of $9,213.32. I paid $18,000 for the car. I appealed to the GM at the dealer for some help in getting a replacement transmission but all he could so was "Sorry, the warranty is over" I will NEVER again invest in an Audi.
#1013 of 2367 car shimmy + gas pedal vibration
Nov 18, 2005 (9:39 pm)
I have a 96 A4. Just bought it a month ago (and already had an engine light go on - $1,000 already given to the repairman). At the time the light came on - i started to feel small vibrations periodically in the gas pedal. This still is here - Any ideas? Also - now - every once in a while at around 40 - 45 mph, in 4th gear - i get a car vibration (like suspension problem) that occurs for maybe 10 - 15 seconds, then disappears. Has happened maybe a few times also at higher speeds. Doesn't occur all the time, but at least a few times a day. Shaking can be subtle, or can be very noticeable (and worrisome).
#1014 of 2367 Re: Used Audi 2000 A4 [audi_2000]
Nov 19, 2005 (7:49 am)
Don't. I bought a 2002 Audi just off lease and it lasted until 61,000 miles. Audi of American and the Audi dealer don't want to have ANYTHING to do with it with the exception of charging me $9,213.32 for a new transmission that has a technical service bulletin out on it. Their service is, without a doubt, the worst available. It took months to get a spare key made because their computer was down. Takes 3 weeks to get a service appointment.
#1015 of 2367 Re: car shimmy + gas pedal vibration [fast_eddy]
Nov 19, 2005 (7:51 am)
Is it an automatic tranmission? I am in the process of getting mine replace for a cost of $9,213.32. Audi controls the market on their replacement transmissions and it sounds like you may have a transmission that isn't shifting properly. Sell it while you can!!
#1016 of 2367 Re: ABS & Brakes - my 99 A4 1.8TQ [pvphan]
Nov 19, 2005 (2:07 pm)
I am having the same problems with the ABS light on my 2000 A4 Quattro. Brakes work fine but that damn light is still flashing! Did you come to any resolution with your car? Did you use the refurbished Bosh module ?
Any info would be much appreciated !
Thanks in advance!
#1017 of 2367 Re: car shimmy + gas pedal vibration [btenek]
Nov 20, 2005 (12:02 pm)
no its a manual. Transmission seems good. I suspect somethign on the sterring / suspension. I shodu l add - the steerign wheel has a lot of play in it as well.
#1018 of 2367 Re: Oil sludge - Now on to my 3rd engine at 58K miles [jjy]
Nov 21, 2005 (9:42 am)
I also have a 2003 A4 1.8T with the CVT transmission. I have already had it in once for work on the trans and it is in today with another problem. I only have 150 miles left on my warranty so I am concerned as well.
#1019 of 2367 Remote Key Replacement
Nov 21, 2005 (4:24 pm)
Any idea how to install a replacement key in an 2000 A4 remote ? I'm talking about the metal piece that flips out when you press the button. The local Audi dealership will order the part for me ($95 without the remote, ouch!), but I'm not sure they'll put it into the old remote (which I got from a relative who used to own an Audi) without charging me a technician's time (another $50 at least).
I can get the remote apart to replace the battery, but I can't seem to take apart the part with the physical key...
Nov 22, 2005 (12:21 am)
I'm just wondering if I'm alone. I have a 2003 A4 Avant 1.8 T, approximately 51,000 miles. I love the way the car handles, but I have never had a car that's spent so much time in the shop or that has stranded me so frequently on the road--twice to date. The manual tranny went in the 30Ks, and there have been air conditioning problems, many "minor" glitches, and a recurrent "check engine" light. I just had it in today for inspection, and was charged for the dealer running the diagnostic to get the engine light check to disappear, even though they didn't find anything. And to top it off, it came on again three hours after I left the shop. To think I bought the Audi because I was told it was so much better built than the Japanese cars I had been considering! My husband has had several problems with his TT also, though not as major. Where's that quality German engineering?
#1021 of 2367 Re: Used Audi 2000 A4 [btenek]
Nov 23, 2005 (10:36 am)
You are really shelling out $9213.32 for a rebuilt tiptronic transmission?