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#1 of 46 Known issues with the A6 CVT Transmission ?
Jun 03, 2008 (2:55 pm)
I currently own a 2003 Audi A6 "CVT", which I love but I've been having some intermittent issues with what I can only describe as transmission issues.
It happens here and there but when accelerating, mostly from a stop my car will periodically, jerk as if it's slipping a gear or something ???
The dealer has already told me, while they cannot figure out the problem, that on average they replace more CVT transmissions than others.
Does anyone have ANY insight into this as an experience and/or a known issue ?
My car is well maintained (oil changes, maint., etc) by the book
#2 of 46 Re: Known issues with the A6 CVT Transmission ? [texasrider]
Jun 04, 2008 (6:19 pm)
I also own an A6 with exactly the same problems...60,000 miles 3.0 FWD...is that your model?
I just got back from the dealer and they tried to update the trans computer but it did not work for me...try that first
Let me know what you discover if we have the same model
#3 of 46 Re: Known issues with the A6 CVT Transmission ? [william29]
Jun 11, 2008 (9:58 am)
Sorry about your luck - I am now on my fourth transmission, and it is starting again. Dealer has been helpful, Audi has not. I am so fed up with Audi. A6 3.0
#5 of 46 Re: Known issues with the A6 CVT Transmission ? [texasrider]
Jul 12, 2008 (6:36 am)
Audi's Quattro and tip is very reliable.
CVT is another ballgame. Lots of quirks with this tranny. CVT does not have a torque convertor. It feels a bit weird off the line and people complain about the lag and jerky nature of the starts. Very smooth on the highway, but stop and go is irritating to some.
I would never own a CVT out of warranty or Audi Certified.
#8 of 46 Re: Known issues with the A6 CVT Transmission ? [rjlaero]
Mar 28, 2009 (6:06 am)
hi i have audi a6 2.5 tdi cvt 2001/02,and have clutch lag before it eng...but on the move no probs,do you think oil and filter is the prob,do you no how you check the oil levels on this for the cvt box,can you just empty it change the filter and fill it up with oil,and do you no the kind of oil i will need for this many thanks porscha
#9 of 46 A6 CVT TRANSMISSION
Apr 13, 2009 (1:31 am)
Hello, we also have a6 2003. and also had trouble but Audi have been great they replaced it once but I am now having trouble on hills got to use the hand brake like an old vw. any tips thanks donmargo
#10 of 46 AUDI A6 3.0 cvt FWD-MIAMI FL----TRANNY BEEPS
Apr 15, 2009 (9:31 pm)
HI , I have 03 Audi a6 3.0 cvt fwd , have engine light is on , went to euro mechanic , they sad its catalic converter , reset the computer , light went off for like 2 weeks , went one more time to mechanic shop , same thing. I guessing it might be true , BUT , now some times when i START THE CAR And SWITCHING GEAR TO REVERSE , on the middle of the dash board it says SERVICE! and Car BEEPS , same thing when i put it on DRIVE it BEEPS ONE TIME . But Engine and tranny works pirfectly .
And when it says SERVICE on the top is shows "OK"...very strange to me ....Please HELP....Mechanic never mantioned anything about tranny failure.