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Audi Q5, Transmission, SUV
#98 of 128 Re: 2006 A6 3.2 has had same problem! [tigam]
Mar 12, 2010 (6:34 am)
I read somewhere that in 2011 the q5 and other Audi models would come out with an 8-gear ZF automatic gearbox. Well, might just be a rumour.
By the way: I recently test drove a 2.0 FSI here in Mexico City (high altitude as at about 7000 ft). I was surprised at how responsive the rather small engine was (a lot better than a Alhambra/Sharan (Seat/Volkswagen) with a 6 cylinder engine.
As to the "gap" when accelerating from a stop: yes, I felt it, too, and was less in S-mode, but I guess one can indeed get used to it. What probably annoys users (in this as well as in similar German forums) is the following: as the immediate response is the lack of a "kick", one steps on the gas pedal, therefore, once the clutch has fully engaged and the turbo "bites", the engine is getting more gas than it normally would and the car accelerates strongly, thus making the initial "lag" even more evident. Mind you, it is not that the car was not moving at all after accelerating from a stop, just the irregular pace of acceleration is what may drive people crazy.
I hope to be able to test a 3.0 TDI these days and see if the same occurs.
By the way: the car I tested (owned by a colleague, with 5000 k on the odometer) had no problem whatsoever between 1st and 2nd gear (I did all the forum-recommended tests) - shifting was incredibly smooth.
Hope this helps.
#99 of 128 New incidence, my experience
Mar 22, 2010 (8:39 am)
2010 Q5, 800 miles, purchased at Keyes Audi (Van Nuys)
I started experiencing the 2-->1 bump at around 400 miles, only then did I find this thread, unfortunate.
Went to the local Santa Monica service center this morning without an appointment. My goal was to see how it was handled. Foreman went around the block and we replicated the problem, at which point he pretty much said:
1. This is how this car works
2. Audi corporate is aware of the issue, but it is not considered a problem
3. You should keep on driving to see if things break in and Audi makes updates all the time
So basically not help at all, they would not accept the car for service. I will be going back to Keyes where I bought it, this time with all of the forum posts printed. Any further advice on successful tactics?
#100 of 128 Re: New incidence, my experience [oz10]
Mar 22, 2010 (10:28 am)
facebook, myspace, and all social networks, its incredible how afraid they are of this cause you reach a lot of people easy! ANY transmission problem it's consider dangerours, make a claim at highway safety asoc. it takes 5 minutes. know that there is a safety recall on the 2009s for the exact same problem, I got the brochure, but I had made Audi repurchase by then. van nuys are also a-holes. ask to talk to senior management, AND call Audi customer service line, they'll take a claim and more likely ask you to write a letter to coorporate, don't waiste much time with dealers if they are a-holes, coorporate has the decissions.
#101 of 128 Re: New incidence, my experience [oz10]
Mar 22, 2010 (2:39 pm)
I am too a member of the "infamous transmission buyback club", state that it is a safety issue as it was in my case, if the vehicle hesitates and lurches, it is not safe too drive, be pushy and do not be afraid of " stepping on toes or egos" , push the dealership to take the car and not just use the excuse ' they all do that"
#102 of 128 Re: New incidence, my experience [oz10]
Apr 26, 2010 (1:36 pm)
I wanted to follow up on this and share the resolution. I had basically surmised from reading all of the posts that I had 2 options 1) live with it 2) fight very hard to get a repurchase.
I had spoken to the service department and they gave me some hogwash about the car breaking in. My wife was enamored with the car and I didn't have the time to pick up a fight so I decided to live with it.
The good news, the hard downshift completely went away at around 1400 miles and has been clean for the last month or so. Not sure what caused it, whether I got lucky, or whether there is truly a break-in period in this regards but wanted to share my experience. I think maybe there were other people in this situation that never came back with an update.
#103 of 128 Re: New incidence, my experience [oz10]
Apr 26, 2010 (7:39 pm)
..or..you work for Audi posting messages in forums like this to obfuscate the truth.
#105 of 128 Q5 Shudder of entire vehicle
Jul 02, 2010 (8:11 am)
I took delivery of my Q5 in the last few months; it has less than 3,000 miles on it. The check engine light has been on 3 times, the transmission clunks when shifting into gears (which I'm told is "normal"), the steering wheel vibrates at slow speeds sometimes when turning, but best of all, the whole vehicle shudders at times while driving. I mean the entire car. It is somewhat frightening to experice this. Appearently there may be a fix, but I'm not sure. This Q5 has been in the shop more than outof the shop. I am frustrated and trying to figure out how to proceed. Any suggestions? I wish I would have read all of these posts before deciding on the Q5. it's a nice looking SUV, but who needs all these problems with a BRAND NEW car?
#106 of 128 Re: Q5 Shudder of entire vehicle [q5_frustrated]
Jul 03, 2010 (7:18 am)
search,it has been discussed quit a bit previously,same symptoms you talk about. My 2010 model did the downshift "clunking" until the dealer did a software update and it went away. I've heard of others with the same problem stopping after several thousand miles on the odometer. No problems now at all...love the Q5. I hope you get it sorted out because it is a great car.
#107 of 128 Re: Q5 Shudder of entire vehicle [q5_frustrated]
Jul 03, 2010 (8:42 am)
I disagree, the Q5 it's not a good car, safety it's your best argument, decide what you want, and it is not normal all that's going on, they got tougher to fight with, report it to highway safety in order to push for a nation recall, n read all this posts, we all had diferent experiences and solve them in diferent ways according to our patience. go directly to managment at your dealer n to Audi coorpirate for a formal claim, don't waste time n energy arguing with mechanics m floor or service managers, they'll report up, so cut to the chase. good luck!!!