Audi Australia Recalls A3 and TT Due to Faulty DSG

Even premium manufacturers make mistakes. And as to any mistake, it’s really hard to come clean and take the blame for any faulty system they might have decided to put on their cars. As people seem to remember mistakes, as no one forgot the A-Class fiasco back in 1997, when all the sold units were recalled due to flipping over during the traditional “moose test” performed by the Swedish automobile publication Teknikens Värld. The problem was solved by adding electronic stability control and modifying the suspension.

No need to panic though. Audi’s problem is not about to put your life at risk. Audi Australia’s recall of it’s (8P-series) A3 hatchback and (8J-series) TT coupe and roadster is due to a faulty automatic transmission control unit. 420 vehicles could malfunction if they are left unrectified.

Audi’s recall notice said “There is a possibility that the control unit in the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) can cause a false temperature signal indicating that the clutch is overloaded. If this should happen, the control unit will open the clutch in order to protect the gearbox."

"As a consequence, the clutch protection function is activated, resulting in flashing gear-change indicator, uneven transmission of power, reduced engine torque and release of clutch.

If you live in Australia and you bought one of this cars recently, you might just get a notice from Audi. If you already have one, visit your local dealer. Might save you some headaches.
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