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    Default Audi A1, A3 and TT recalled for transmission fault, 10,000 cars affected

    [COLOR=#4A4A4A][FONT=&amp]Audi Australia has issued a recall for 10,373 examples of its A1, A3 and TT sports coupe.

    This is due to potentially faulty seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions that were previously dismissed as not requiring repairs.

    Affected models include 2011-2016 model-year A1 small hatchback (pictured below), 2008-2016 model-year A3 mid size car (pictured above) and the 2012-2016 model-year TT sports car.

    Audi says the vehicles were included in a previous recall for the same issue that was lodged on 20 October 2019.

    However, due to an updated assessment criteria in the new recall, vehicles that were previously inspected and deemed to not need repair may now require replacement parts.

    The recall notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the defect relates to a faulty pressure accumulator fitted inside the transmission that may be susceptible to cracking.

    Audi says if the pressure accumulator – a part necessary for proper engagement of the transmission’s clutches – cracks, hydraulic pressure may be reduced inside the gearbox, resulting in interrupted function and a loss of drive to the wheels.


    In the ACCC lodgement Audi compares the lack of function to “depressing the clutch in a vehicle fitted with a manual transmission”.
    The brand says a loss of function in the transmission – such as a sudden loss of speed – may increase the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.

    Drive has contacted Audi Australia regarding any known failures or incidents on Australian delivered cars and will update this story with the response.

    Audi Australia is contacting all known owners of affected vehicles for inspection and repair of the faulty part.

    A full list of the vehicle identification numbers of the 10,373 affected vehicles can be found here.

    To check if your vehicle is affected, please contact Audi Australia on 1800 502 834.

    [source: drive.com.au]

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    Yeh I saw this the other day.
    Made me put a smile on my face when I saw the manual gear shift on my A1
    Those dry clutch DSG’s are hunks of junk


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