Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

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Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by Jesse » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:50 am

Best Gearbox for Audi to make money with. Some in South Africa are converting from Auto to manual . Great engine but the worst gearbox ever and AUDI knows about it but does not realize once bitten twice shy. AUDI A6 2.4 multitronic


Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by Deej » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:16 am

Recently bought a 2006 (56) plate A6 2.7 multitronic on 79k. Reading these horror stories is scary. The car had fluid change at 40k and i've just booked in to have it done again.

Most tales of woe seem to be about cars made before 2005.......not seen much on the internet about cars made after this point. Is 2005 when they started fitting the 7 plate clutch or did they improve reliability in some other way.

Wish I'd bought a quattro now with tip tronic!

N Chamsine

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by N Chamsine » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:15 pm

These g.boxes are totally crap,audi knows it and we all have to scream loud if action is not taken by what is claimed to be reliable engineering by AUDI. i have A4 Cabrio 03 having done less than 70k, box is on its way out. i would ask anyone to follow our steps by raising the issue.


Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by Craig » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:08 pm

Thankyou very much

I experienced an issue with rattling coming from my car. I was quoted £3,500 to get the gearbox replaced..

After reading your post, i visited a local garage and got my flywheel checked out. It was faulty, got it replaced and car now drives much better but the jerk when setting off from drive is still there. Audi not willing to help.

I have logged a complaint with Watch Dog. Hope they do something about this matter. It's obviously a common fault.

Thanks once again


Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by al » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:19 pm

I had my Audi A4 automatic gearbox diagnose just a week ago as being faulty. I have already written two letters one in Germany and one in the main distributors in England. I also have written an email to service department in Germany. I still have had no reply. I cannot believe that this failed when I had only done 53000 miles and is a six year old car. And the cost to repair is approximately the same as the cost of the car. As for not knowing this fault is a lot of rubbish as a simple internet search will prove. I am now in contact with my solicitor.
The option that I have found is to replace my gearbox ECU only. I checked the gearbox oil to see how clean it is. As long as it is clean there should not be a need to change the whole gearbox. I found a mechanic that would take the ECU off in order to send it at:

Tony Manzur

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by Tony Manzur » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:12 pm

We have a 55 plate 1.8t Cab with multitronic. Only 20k miles and the gearbox is gone. Audi refuse to contribute because one of the services was done by an audi specialist, not main dealer. £4k bill and we have no way to pay, so will have to loan money and then sell the car.
Will try every possible means to recover costs from audi and try to publicise audi for producing a shockingly unreliable and dangerous vehicle. Will never EVER touch an audi again.


Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by J.Sparrow » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:29 pm

A4 multitronic jumping and lack of drive cured with software update as per tpi 1672301 and adaptions to gearbox £220 + oil change £200. will try head office to get some money back.

Alan Beersford

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by Alan Beersford » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:49 am

Wow I have just read all this after googling Audi gearbox and can't believe what I am reading!I live in France and bought a 4month old 1.9tdi estate from an Audi dealer in Germany and brought it to France although it continually juddered when I started it then was ok so thought little of it.
The car is now 7 years old and yesterday I was told by the Audi dealer that the multitronic box had gone and it would cost 1900 euros to fix.I'm gutted a being retired I'm stuck for cash.Should I complain to Audi de or is the car too old now.

john crow

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by john crow » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:13 pm

Hi, thanks for info on blog. I am having similar probs, have replaced the ecu and now getting slight shudder on gearbox Audi A6 Multi. How long may the gearbox last if driven carefully. Also how much to repair in Cleckheaton.

I am in Ireland & was wondering if any good gearbox experts here that could do a good job cheaply. I will log a complaint.


Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by Willie » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:36 pm

I own 2002 audi 3.0 v6. (multitronic box)its jerks as you put it on drive, have taken to Audi dealers and cant help. please assisit.

stephen fenny

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by stephen fenny » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:10 pm

I am gob smacked i thought i was the only one who had a a4 cab with a judder from the box its a 52 reg with 109k on it, Now i do battle with Audi and report to watchdog thank you guys for all this info, i also have a w12 a8 audi that seems fine though

Alex D

Re: Audi MultiTronic Gearbox Problems

Post by Alex D » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:10 pm

I also have a 2004 multitronic that needs to go in for £1000 'upgrade' to the 7 plate clutch. I'm contacting Audi to see if they will supply the parts if I pay for the labour as some people have had some luck asking. Already paid £120 to have that diagnosed...

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