DSG Transmission Shifting
Audi's DSG transmissions have multiple problems resulting in violent shaking as it shifts between gears. A class-action lawsuit says the problem is expecially prevelant while accelerating or slowing down through 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gear. Audi…Continue reading article "DSG Transmission Shifting"
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What S5 Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- transmission jerks in the 2011 S5
- steering went out in the 2013 S5
- engine mount failure in the 2008 S5
- power steering module in the 2013 S5
- a few leds on daytime running lights have stopped in the 2008 S5
What Breaks the Most
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The class action says the DSG transmissions cause sudden rough shaking and violent jerking when drivers accelerate and shift into 2nd, 3rd or 4th gear. The lawsuit also alleges the vehicles shudder and judder when a driver slows down
An Audi timing chain lawsuit alleges Audi and Volkswagen vehicles have defects that cause the timing chains to suddenly fail without warning, causing the engines to fail.
The case was voluntarily dismissed in November 2017 after a motion to dismiss by Audi was filed earlier that same month.
There's growing concern that more than 46,000 Audi vehicles can end up with misaligned rear axles.
The automaker recalled the vehicles after discovering a certain batch of lock nuts on the axle's trailing arm are more suceptible to snap because of corrosion.…keep reading article "Audi Recalls 46,000 Vehicles With Potentially Misaligned Rear Axles"
The lead plaintiff in Anzhelya Makaryan, et. al., v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. says a design defect in Audi's start-stop system allows vehicles to rollaway.
The rollaways happen because the start-stop system won't deactivate if the driver takes off their seat belt for any reason while the vehicle is stopped.
To make matters worse if that the system won't work even if the driver re-buckled their seat belts.keep reading article "Does Audi's Start-Stop Technology Allow Vehicles to Accidentally Roll Away?"
Step aside, diesel owners – a new class-action lawsuit with up to 100 plaintiffs says Audi also installed "defeat devices" on gas engines to mask CO2 emissions.
The lawsuit says illegal CO2 defeat devices were installed on Audi vehicles equipped with 8HP55 “AL 551” and DL 501-7Q “DL 501” transmissions, with the AL 551 transmissions manufactured by ZF Friedrichshafen.…keep reading article "Again? Lawsuit Says Audi Installed Defeat Devices on Gas Engines Too"
During a crash, a seat belt's pretensioner pulls in on the belt to help keep you safe.
"the micro-gas generator within the pretensioner could detach during a crash and become a dangerous projectile."
Seat belt missiles? That's a new one. The pretensioner recall is expected to begin in May 2017.keep reading article "Seat Belt Retractor Recall"
Manufacturers can sometimes drag their feet when it comes to issuing recalls.
But whenever there's reports of fuel leaking out of cars they start to move like someone lit a fire under their butt. That's because, well ... there might actually be real fires soon.…keep reading article "Gas Leaks Prompt Recall"
You know the old saying "what you don't know can't hurt you"?
It's one of my Uncle's favorites, along with "don't look a gift horse in the mouth." I still don't know what a gift horse is or why I'd look it in the mouth, but I digress. Anyway, it turns out some things you don't know can hurt you and here's one example.…keep reading article "Leaking Fuel Injectors Recalled"