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#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!
#86 of 128 Re: DSG Issues: Hard shifting / lurching while trying to park in garage [marlaur]
Aug 11, 2010 (9:13 pm)
Hi I have a 08 A3 and i have it since new. I had this problem with my transmition. After a complete stop when i released the brake the car jerked / jumped forward a bit at the same time if you look at the cluster panel at the gear indicator i saw a change in display from D (regular Drive mode indication ) to something else ( for just a split of a second ) i cant tell you what it was couldn't see too fast. But i was going to my dealer about this issue couple of times and at the beginning they did not want to admit there is a problem UNTILL i showed them the instrument cluster gear indication "phenomenon" at this point they took a closer look at this issue and replaced a TEKTRONIC or TEKTRONIX module in the transmition. and it is driving flawlessly till today. I can dig through my papers and find what is the correct description of the part they have replaced if it will help You. Center console latch did brake in my car as well. and one more thing witch is recent my battery died on me today. it is a 2 year old battery and it just stopped charging. in the middle of summer. Dealer states that the battery of an 08 model is not under warranty ??? I bought a new Interstate. But what is making me think is. The ORIGINAL battery installed in my car was smaller then all directories of battery manufactures specifications indicate. So at the beginning i thought they are wrong because it will not fit but to my surprise it fits PERFECTLY. My original battery was to small ??? the battery i got is MTP-48-H6 Mega-Tron Plus - 85 Months - 640 CCA ? what kind of battery is in Yours ? MOLL ?
#87 of 128 car bucking between 2d and 3rd gear
Sep 05, 2010 (8:49 pm)
I have a 2008 A3 2.0T. About a year and a half ago the transmission starting bucking between 2nd and third gear when i did a hard accelerate from a stop. It would hesitate and then sort of slam into gear. First Audi said nothing was wrong. Then they said it was the mechatronic, which they replaced a year ago. It didn't fix it. November 2009 they replaced the entire transmission. It helped for a couple months then started doing it again. They just replaced the entire transmission again and when they did a final test drive before giving it back to me they said it was doing it again. So they are "trying to figure it out." Anyone have this problem? It's a lease and has been in the shop for 70 days so far.
#88 of 128 Re: 2008 A3 DSG Transmission [beeemannn]
Sep 06, 2010 (10:56 am)
While on my road trip this summer, got a call from my Audi dealer to tell me there was a recall that included my A3 which (possibly) dealt with the transmission related issues I have been experiencing. Upon returning from my trip a couple of weeks ago, I brought the car in to have the work taken care of (free of charge), which involved something that controls the shifting of the gears in the transmission.
I haven't had a chance to educate myself about it yet, but what I understand they did was replace the "Megatronic" unit (?).
Like I said, I don't know anything about this (yet), but I immediately noticed a COMPLETE difference to the transmission's behavior upon picking up the vehicle and driving it off the lot.
It's been a couple of weeks now, and I can honestly say that I have not (yet?) felt any of the problems I was experiencing in the past like I have explained at stops, in traffic, or even backing up my driveway. The car, specifically the transmission, handles just the way I'd expect it should, especially with the feel of a manual transmission's characteristics.
The only thing I find odd, and I'm not trying to come down hard on anybody, is that the car reacts COMPLETELY and NOTICEABLY different than it did at any time in the past. So it leaves me wondering about the motives behind those who test drove the car were really feeling. I mean, to constantly suggest that the car was always handling as it should before is preposterous at this point. The difference now is clear as day...crystal clear.
Don't get me wrong, I am elated and grateful for how the dealer and Audi finally came through for me, how my service manager delved into this manner to get to the bottom of it, and to anyone else over there who was involved in resolving this matter. And I look forward to my dealer's continued involvement with it's customers in this manner.
Oh yeah, I also hope this problem doesn't ressurect itself in the future like it has for some of you. May you find relief at some point.
#89 of 128 Re: car bucking between 2d and 3rd gear [kopp2it]
Nov 03, 2010 (3:37 am)
Was just told by dealership that my 2006 A3 with only 5,500 mi and purchased 2 months ago needs a new transmission, so it looks like I'm going down your path. Will sell it as soon as I get it fixed (have been quoted $6,000)! Out of warranty since it's over 4yrs. Will never touch another Audi and will post on every site I can find to warn people.
#90 of 128 Re: DSG Issues: Hard shifting / lurching while trying to park in garage [paperclip]
Nov 03, 2010 (3:42 am)
Exactly what mine did with only 5,500 miles, now being told I need to buy a new transmission since I'm out of warranty on an 2006.