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#76 of 128 AUDI A3 2.0 T 2008 JERKING PROBLEMS
May 11, 2010 (5:01 am)
We own an A4 2008 and an A3 2008, the A3(automatic) at 28k is doing the same thing that everyone describes here, the moving forward in park + an annoying jerking reaction everytime the car is seating in traffic and you press the gas to take off, the cars seems and act like a manual car taking off, the cars is not able to pass first gear and jerks and then goes. The other day I rode with a friend in the car and she looked at me like"You dont know how to drive 5 speed?" and I have to explained her that it is automatic and it is doing this jumping jerking thing to take off in first.
I have to take it to the dealer, but I know what they will say "We can't find anything", but I will waste my time anyways.
We had a lot of issues with a Jim Ellis audi in Marietta Ga, and now we are dealing with Nalley Roswell, they are much better, but unfortunately having 2 audis can be a pain, specially when they are due for service one after the other, since we bought then a couple weeks apart.
Nice car!!! still in love with it and I can't picture myself trading it in, but I know eventually I will for the cost of keeping running.
I hope my comments can guide someone or can get me answers.
Jun 02, 2010 (6:37 am)
Just want to chime in, as for the Jerking complaints its impossible to diagnose through a forum, some jerking is normal, some can be excessive. Would have to drive the car to know for fact.
But a couple of things the DSG technically is a manual transmission internally so the rolling when in park like a manual is actually normal. Even with traditional automatic cars it is good habit to always use the parking brake rather then use the transmission to support the weight of the car, but its more obvious in a DSG equipped car as it really is a manual trans internally. Same for the comment that it takes off like a 5 speed, thats probably right cause the car is operating clutches like you normally would just you don't see it or have to do it. And it is more apparent at low speeds cause like a manual low speed maneuvering requires more work clutch pedal wise then just cruising along and going through the gears. I wish sales people would take more time and explain the difference from a DSG and a traditional automatic car, it's confusing because they look the same for everyone but are night and day internally.
#79 of 128 DSG is the BEST
Jun 08, 2010 (9:24 am)
I believe dual clutch auto-manual trnasmissions to be the very best available today on the market. It doesn't get any better in my view. I have a 2006 Audi A3 with it.
I like it more than the R8's R-Tronic, and more than any CVT by 100X.
I haven't driven the 7 speed DSG in the new S4, but I bet it's the best yet. (yes, I was lucky enough to get a chance to drive the R8 with Rtronic.)
#80 of 128 Re: DSG is the BEST [andres3]
Jun 08, 2010 (10:57 am)
DSGs are second best only to a true manual transmission with three pedals under the dash.
#81 of 128 2008 A3 DSG Transmission
Jun 08, 2010 (1:05 pm)
I'm new here so let me first say that I love my Audi A3! So much car in what really is a little package...it's fast, fun to drive, handles awesomely, gets great gas milage (no joke...up to 34 mpg at high highway speeds), it's roomy (I'm 6'-0" and can stertch out), and I can go on and on.
However, I've been experiencing similar transmission quirkiness you all have been explaining in here for a year now... ...and yesterday (for the second time now in 6 months) I brought it in to the dealer to be looked at. Yet unfortunately I got a similar response many of you have received...basically I'm told I'm experiencing characteristics of the transmission.
I'm not trying to find something wrong with my car. The transmission seems to lurch, skip, and/or slip like you all have experienced. The occurences can be felt at a stop or when I begin to accelerate from one. And they seem to persist more in heavy traffic or when I back up my slightly inclined driveway.
I like my dealer too, but I cannot shake the feeling of doubt I have about what is or isn't going on. And you would at least think they might acknowledge that, although there may have been some problems with the DSG transmission in the past that we are aware of, this is not the case with my car right now. You'd think a bell would go off or something, but they don't seem to act or respond as though there has been a problem in the past.
Maybe the fact that I have noticed this issue for a year now, and nothing serious has happend, is proof that this is just how the DSG acts. Maybe it's getting worse and something will happen in the future, like when my warranty expires. I just hope nothing happens while I'm on an upcoming long road trip with my family (over 2K miles).
For now I will hope for the best, and know that I'm in good company!
#82 of 128 My DSG is nearing 65K miles
Jun 08, 2010 (2:22 pm)
and it appears to be just fine! I don't see it quitting on me anytime soon.
#83 of 128 Re: 2008 A3 DSG Transmission [beeemannn]
Jun 22, 2010 (9:33 pm)
Here is my 2 cents on this matter.
I was skimming through all the replies trying to find a solution for my transmission DSG jerking issue in my 2008 Audi A3, actually been having this issue for 1.5 yrs now roughly a couple of months after buying it brand new. I believe my odometer is at 33k now, but I notice the jerking issue back when it was around 10k. At first i didnt think too much about it until it started to happen more often. However, everytime i bought it to the dealer they claim it was a "ghost issue" and could not replicate the problem.
Luckily for me earlier this year Audi Corporate sent me a letter saying that enough owners had complained about it and they went ahead and extended my transmission warranty to 10yrs or 100k miles, whichever comes first. In addtion, they stated they would fix this issue sometime around June-July 2010 when they got enough parts. In their words they said it was a bushing inside the mechatronic unit has the potential to wear out prematurely.
Similar to your responses my problem only happens after a long drive for about 40 mins when my car engine is hot, then the issue happens when i'm accelerating from a complete stop and also when i'm coming to a slow stop.
Well, to cut this short as of today my Audi is at the dealership having this and other issues fixed. They seem to be well aware of this issue now along with some other ones. So if you guys own a 2007-2009 model with the DSG transmission give your dealer a call. Good luck!
oh ya, the other known issues is the center glove box has a plastic locking handle that tends to break off, i guess because of cheap plastic. Also, there is a stripe on the roof of the driver side that tends to pop out. I cant really discribe it, but for those of you that have these issues you know what i'm talking about.
#84 of 128 Re: DSG Issues: Hard shifting / lurching while trying to park in garage [a3driver]
Aug 06, 2010 (6:58 pm)
i see you posted this about a year ago i was wondering if the problem was ever resolved. i recent ly bought the '06 a3 quattro 3.2t and discovered this amazing lurching problem. i plan on taking oit in asap and wanted to know if there is a solution
#85 of 128 Re: DSG Issues: Hard shifting / lurching while trying to park in garage [marlaur]
Aug 07, 2010 (1:08 am)
Yes I solved the issue by selling the car!!! I recently went on a long journey and pulled up at lights whilst the car was in drive - the lights were on a hill and my car started rolling back! The gear box lurching just kept getting worse whether it was a long or short journey and then the key would not remove from the ignition - I explained to my dealer that it seemed as if it was another gearbox issue as the car obvioulsy was not recognising that the car was in park however after two hours of looking they told me there was no fault and that I was turning my car off too quickly - can you believe that! By this time I had just had enough of the car and sold it - my new automatic just pulls away from the drive without having to use the handbrake to stop it lurching forward - most dealers did not seem to want to know of any problems so I would recommend taking the other guys reply in with you and maybe writing to Audi head office to see if you get more joy - Good luck!