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#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.
#91 of 128 Re: DSG Issues: Hard shifting / lurching while trying to park in garage [tmyers1]
Nov 03, 2010 (7:51 am)
I bought a new 2006 Audi A3 in March 2006, and I've had to replace the transmission under warranty, and now am looking at a second replacement out of warranty. I love the car, but this is extremely frustrating, so much so that I probably won't buy another Audi. My first Audi was a 100LS back in the '70s - I guess I should have learned my lesson. On a contrasting note, my wife bought a new 2006 Hyundai Sonata in May 2006, and not one single problem anywhere since purchase. Where's the justice?
#92 of 128 Audi A3 Clutch / Gearbox issue?
Dec 07, 2010 (4:38 pm)
Been having a problem with my 54 plate A3 2.TDI.
Particularly when hot, I really have to push hard to get into 1st gear when stationary. Same with Reverse. Once in, its wanting to pull very slightly, even with clutch fully down. Its also hard to pull it out of gear, but if I raise the Revs to around 2000, it takes the pressure off and theres no resistance. Theres no problem when its moving - only when stationary. Does anyone have any suggestions? Many thanks. Adrian
#93 of 128 Re: Audi A3 Clutch / Gearbox issue? [allah2kk]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 07, 2010 (5:59 pm)
Have you checked your hydraulic clutch fluid level?
have you ever accidentally over-revved this car by shifting into too low a gear (downshifting and accidentally picking say 2 instead of 4?)
The clutch is self-adjusting so no remedy there.
I guess I'd check the fluid and then have the clutch system bled and see how that goes. If it's still doing it, it may be clutch time down the line a bit.
#94 of 128 S tronic Direct Shift Gearbox(DSG) recall '07,'08,'09
Dec 11, 2010 (7:54 am)
If your car was built within the production date range of vehicles, ask Audi if your car- VIN number- is included in their Customer Satisfaction Campaign 35B1/J8 to replace the Mechatronic Unit
Audi notified me January 2010 and again in September 2010 to book an appointment with a no-charge loaner car included.
You an also call 1-800-253-2834 to inquire, ref 35B1/J8
Hope that this helps someone.
#95 of 128 Re: car bucking between 2d and 3rd gear [kopp2it]
Dec 13, 2010 (3:34 am)
#96 of 128 Faulty Mechatronic problem
Dec 13, 2010 (4:37 am)
Having replaced Mechatronic unit of my a3, i realized that so many audi car's having Faulty Mechatronic. I think audi should recall all car's having Mechatronic problem or at least discount should be applied. Since i'm out of guarranty (2004, 2.0 fsi ) i paid good deal of money for Mechatronic unit.