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Audi TT, Coupe, Convertible
#33 of 70 Wacko sensors
Mar 24, 2008 (3:26 pm)
I bought my 2001 TT turbo roadster 96,000 miles ago in Ohio. I was "working on the road" for some of that time/miles, so got service in various states/dealerships. In 2005, the EPC warning light came on, along with a grating sound and feel. The local dealer's Audi diagnostic computer said defective YAW sensor, which was changed. Same problem reoccurred in 2006 +/- 13,000 miles later, with the grating/jerking of the car being so strong at times that it can pull the car left into the on-coming traffic==life-threatening problem!! For the SAME car problem, various Audi diagnostic computers have called for changing the yaw/rotation rate sensor 6 times (changed 4 times), MAF (changed twice), and control module (=central ABS brake computer, connected to Yaw and other sensors). Control module changed. All changes but one done at Audi dealers, I told all dealerships the same story, all claim top-quality work and parts, BUT THE PROBLEM CONTINUES. Audi corporate (AC) refuses to stand behind the dealership work done that has cost me thousands out of pocket, time, danger driving, frustration--"take it back to the last dealership if you think their workmanship was defective". I feel AC should accept that if all their computers/service techs/parts are top notch (yet fail quickly), then there must be something basically defective in this individual car that AC should correct or replace at their expense. We have spent HOURS on the phone with customer service people at AC--all to no avail. I'm open to options and advice.
#34 of 70 Re: Wacko sensors [heymike]
Apr 05, 2008 (9:22 am)
I feel for you man, I have a 2001 225 Coupe and thankfully nothing major with it yet but it has only 65000k on it, what I would do is do major search on the internet and see if other people are having the same problem that you are, if you can prove it is a problem with the manufactoring of the car Audi normally dose something eg: timing belt they will pay for half of the repair if your timing belt gose and takes out your engine. Mabey drive with the ESP off for a bit by doing that you it might minimise how much the computer is checking the yaw sensors tho I am not sure, but warning she has a good amount of understeer if you take a some turns wrong, Other than that man good luck, I will ask a couple of my friends at Audi if this a known problem.
#35 of 70 Occasionally the ABS warning and ! light up on dash
Apr 06, 2008 (4:50 am)
'01 Audi TT with 15K miles (sunshine only car) will start with the standard lights on the dashboard phase (eg everything's "OK") After driving for a while, though not everytime, those two lights pop up on dash. Basically I've ignored them but it just seems odd. I know there are no issues with the ABS for example, and suppose the car should be seen Audi. It's just pretty odd to me. Have heard the '01 models have electrical issues.
#36 of 70 Re: audi tt 2001 [abutler]
May 12, 2008 (9:09 pm)
Did you ever find out the cause of the battery drain problem with the TT?
#37 of 70 Re: Occasionally the ABS warning and ! light up on dash [kimvet]
May 13, 2008 (12:29 pm)
It might well be a computer component. As Audi uses many of the same components as VW my experience with my '00 Passat may be of help. I kept getting an error regarding my ABS and it turned out to be a chip that dealt with the ABS -- was told that I might not want to keep driving without fixing as it could affect the ABS when needed most. The darned chip was not cheap -- cost over $500 but that's what you get when driving VWs and Audi's -- great handling and idiosyncratic repairs (BTW have owned many VW's, currently own an '00 and '04 Passat and am looking seriously at an '08 TT 2.0).
Hope this helps
#38 of 70 Re: audi tt 2001 [rrtison]
May 15, 2008 (3:43 pm)
yes it was the altenetor was bad,
#39 of 70 Re: Trunk and Fuel door won't work [Mr_Shiftright]
May 30, 2008 (8:53 am)
Did you ever figure out what was wrong with it?
I have the same problem but bit more complicated.
The trunk, gas lid and the convertible top won't work as well as some of the inside lights.
I have had the alternator changed in the past and have had problems with the battery draining too fast.
#40 of 70 Forgot to check "Send me an email message when new messages are posted"
May 30, 2008 (8:54 am)
please reply here.
#41 of 70 Re: Trunk and Fuel door won't work [nospeakenglish]
May 30, 2008 (12:51 pm)
men i don't know the proble was the alternator tha it i'm sorry but i don't know what is
#42 of 70 Dashpod problems
Sep 24, 2008 (1:04 pm)
After fitting a new battery to my 2001 TT, the next morning when the key was turned the needles on the dashpod kept flickering for about two minutes and then stopped. After resetting the time etc. it was okay for the rest of the day but now this happens every morning.