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#12 of 32 Re: A4 transmission not smooth [cuso1]
Dec 15, 2011 (8:07 am)
You know what, I'm simply regretting that spent more that $42K for this car. The final reponse from the dealer was that transmission on their cars with turbo, should run this way. It sucks, and I need leave with it, as the Lemon law cannot be applied for such problem. Will never buy Audi anymore.
#13 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [rybalko]
Apr 26, 2012 (5:28 am)
I have a 2012 A4 Avant with just over 3,000 miles on it. From day one, I noticed the exact same sensations and performance (jerky shifts when starting from a stop and also the same type of jerky-ness when slowing to a stop). Does anyone who had this same problem have an update they can share? Any luck with getting dealers to acknowledge and correct the problem?
For me, it is quite bothersome to buy a 'luxury' auto and experience these issues right out of the starting block. For over $40K, I expect much better. Anyhow...I'd love to hear how folks handled the problem.
#14 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [ctjfw]
Apr 26, 2012 (8:11 am)
I brought the car in monthly to the dealer with the tranny issue. They could not find any problem. In November, the software was removed, reloaded, a forced adaptation was done, the service manager drove it, the factory rep rode in it and they could not find any issue.
In March, I was in for the 15k service and the service manager told me that he now knows exactly what I was talking about. He was given a 2012 A4 as a daily driver, and his car had the same characteristics. In addition, he found the issue on another customer's car. He said that Audi is fully aware of it but he didn't know what they will do or if they will do anything.
I also think this issue has an affect on the car's hesitation issues as slow speeds. It's all very annoying, especially when I read the reviews about how wonderful the 8 speed tranny operates.
Let's keep in touch about this.
#15 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [cuso1]
May 01, 2012 (5:10 am)
Thanks so much for sharing some more information about your experience. I am about to bring the vehicle in for its first service visit and I plan to raise the topic at that time. I'll let you know what the dealer says and/or decides to do.
Obviously, the March update is most interesting. In what state is your dealer/service manager?
One lingering question...do we think this is an occurrence only in Avants or are sedans suffering the same issue? Was your service manager's daily driver a wagon or sedan? As far as I know, the sedans and wagons get the same drivetrain. Seems the issue would crop up in all A4s. Anyhow...I'll stay in touch.
#16 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [ctjfw]
May 01, 2012 (5:41 am)
I am in NY, near Albany and my car is a 2011 sedan with 16k on it. I am taking the car in next week for excessive wind noise with the driver's window at highway speed, how it sounds like an old pickup truck when I start it in the morning, and to continue my record with the tranny bucking and slow speed hesitations. At that time, I'll ask the service manager which style he is driving - and if he has an update from Audi. He did say that it is showing up more frequently with the 2012's, now that they are into the second year with the 8 speed.
A HS friend picked up a 2012 sedan and has not had the the tranny issue. He does have the hesitation though.
I have signed on to a couple of other Audi Forums but haven't checked them in a while to see if this conversation is on there. I'll do that. I used to be on BMW forums (when I had a 5) and they were much more active.
#17 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [cuso1]
May 02, 2012 (6:38 am)
What are the names of the two other Audi forums. I'd like an additional information resource, as my wife drives a '07 A4. Thanks in advance.
#18 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [hpmctorque]
May 02, 2012 (8:24 am)
#19 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [cuso1]
May 04, 2012 (1:53 pm)
#20 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [cuso1]
May 23, 2012 (8:53 am)
Jim, thanks for the post, you just described my car exactly. I have a 2011 A4 Prestige S-Line. 18k miles and I have a noise on the driver side at noral speeds (hummming sound starts at 40mph), car sounds like a dump truck starting, and tranny has the exact same issue.
Please let us know what you find out.
#21 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [miboken]
May 25, 2012 (5:43 am)
The dealership reported that everything on the car (related to the tranny, hesitation and noisy starts) was normal and checked out within spec. With the wind noise, they had a bulletin from Audi America (I will get the bulletin number for you) and brought the car back in to put a seal on the mirrors. The work reduced the noise some. They insist that the startup noices are normal. I think they are too loud for too long. They reported that Audi, Inc. is receiving more and more reports on the tranny shift issue but there is no word yet on what will be done, if anything. There was a software update bulletin about this in 2011, but it was removed after 3 months, vs. updated. That is a clue that they are looking at the issue again, possibly more thoroughly.
I have just shy of 18k on my car. I commented that it has quirks similar to a TR7 I once owned.
Let's keep in touch on this.