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Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Jeffreyzed » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:29 pm

Release bearing packed up and damaged the "spigot" think that is what it is called. Apparently welding it up and machining is not very successful as it is part of the front gearbox casing.

Anybody else had similar issues?

Workshop is trying to source a gearbox, so far no luck.

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Mickey » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:10 pm

I have just read a lot of comments about this multitronic gearbox. I am pleased to know that I am not imagining this problem as the Audi dealers say I am. My car is a 2012 A4 and the problems started around 2 years ago, it is starting to get worse, I think I will investigate an ECU repair or get rid of it before I end up spending any more money on it. I would also agree that they Audi service centres are very poor and that applies to France (where I live) and UK where I bought the car which tells me that the problem is at source and I will never buy VAG group car again

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by automan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:24 pm

Great cars, but the gearbox on some of them does let them down :(

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Kevoh » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:11 am

To be fair on audi, only a small percentage of their gearboxes fail, people only complain when there are issues. In the US they were forced by a class action lawsuit to replace CVTs that had failed within the first 10 years.

BMW has had failures with the timing chains in their 2 litre diesel engines, and were forced to recall and replace the chains.

I've had 1 major problem with my car, the EGR failed at 52k miles. At first I thought it was the gearbox as the hesitation symptoms are common to both. My ex had accidentally put petrol instead of diesel a few months before that, so I'll put it down to that.

In August 2014, I noticed the car took longer to start when the engine is hot. It turns out that the DMF has started wearing out. I've managed to stop/slowdown the wear by reducing the number of times I start the engine when hot. During summer it takes longer for the engine to cool down so the issue is more evident then.

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Rick Wilson » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:28 am

The most worrying thing is that Audi will not publicly acknowledge their weak design fault in their gearboxes.

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Kenny » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:07 pm

Mine is a 2008, US spec is 2.0 liter 200HP turbocharged gasoline engine. It will be 10 years old pretty soon since the car was built in July 2007 (as a 2008 Year Model). Despite the iffy reliability issues we are still very fond of the brand. My suggestion is when you buy the car, also get the highest coverage extended service contract (warranty) available!

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Kevoh » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:56 pm

Mine is at 92k miles. Gearbox oil changed at 40k and 80k.... It is the 140bhp diesel 2.0 engine, hence the torque is only 320NM. It's the 2007 year, so it will be 10 years in September hence looking to change in the autumn or winter 2018....

I'll research more into their DSG or triptronic issues

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Kenny » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:52 pm

Audi transmissions are really weak if you don't baby or service them correctly. It doesn't matter whether it's CVT, DSG, or just plain Auto you will encounter issues one way or the other sooner or later. To be honest I love my CVT a lot. I am not an aggressive driver (no one should be). The thing is smooth as heck and it is good on fuel mileage for such a heavy car. Unfortunately my CVT started operating very roughly in its early stages of around 30K (US) miles before it went kaput at 39,000. Symptoms were heavy jerking, and kicking really hard from standstill. Its fluid has been changed only 10K prior but might I think it could be remedied with another service if done correctly (I suspect). Despite this, the dealer decided to replace the whole transmission and it has been running really nice ever since. The car is currently at 65,000 miles and I'm expecting it to surpass at least over 150K, but not before another fluid-change scheduled at around 80-90K.

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Kevoh » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:27 pm

It's been working all the time only for a few people, as I've been getting emails with other people's comments... For me it started working 2 weeks ago.

It's a shame that the audi CVT gearboxes don't work for everyone! I'm looking to getting the dual clutch DSG box in my next car... Audi did have reliability issues with the early models made before 2012

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Kenny » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:56 pm

Holy shyte, the site finally works!

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Zakria Humayoon » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:56 pm

Audi A4 Quattro 3.0 S-tronic diesel. Vehicle does not move in speed gear or reverse gear, revs also slow down when a gear is engaged. Revs behave normal in Parking and Neutral.

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

by Steve » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:55 pm

Audi A4 no pndr lights on dash, have to leave car running for 15 mins then light come on and all drives fine?? Help