Last post on Apr 03, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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#30 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [hpmctorque]
Oct 31, 2012 (7:27 pm)
OK I was at the dealership today and I mentioned something similar and the tech mentioned something interesting about the transmission. He said that in 2010 Audi redesigned the transmission and one of the things they did was make it so the transmission disengages from the engine when you are breaking. It is a fuel economy move. In my case I notice it most when I am driving, the slow the pick back up again (like over a road hump). He suggested I try it without breaking to see. Supposedly the car is supposed to learn your characteristics, but I doubt it because it has been 5000 miles.
That being said, I think it is design issue to improve fuel economy.
#31 of 32 Re: Adding oil between oil changes? [cuso1]
Nov 03, 2012 (12:40 am)
I recently had the oil light go off at 12K with q 2012 A4 Quattro. I've read on the forums and elsewhere that this is very common. I also have a vague memory of a consumer lawsuit moving forward on this issue. It was a bit of a nuisance but not a big deal for me. It's nice to open the hood and pour some oil into the car. But if it happened more often -- say every 2K - I would not be happy. Some people are very bothered by this. We'll see if it needs oil after the 15K service.
#32 of 32 Re: 2012 Audi A4 transmission not smooth [escortowner]
Apr 03, 2013 (11:53 am)
Here's an update on my transmission issues. The dealership performed a software update. The receipt noted: TSB 2032812/1 and TCM 37352599. The dealership said it would take between 200-300 for it to work through, during which time it may have funky shifts. That was accurate. More around 500 miles the abrupt and harsh shifting, primarily downshifting, seems to have pretty much fully gone away. I still get an occasional hard (vs. harsh) double down shift upon acceleration. It occurs maybe once / week vs. a couple of times / day and is not anywhere near as abrupt as it used to be. The hesitation coming off stop or yields is a tad better but not a lot. So, overall there is a decent improvement.