Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
700 miles

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2011 Audi A3 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2011 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 062011


  • 700 miles


Purchased a new 2011 Audi A3 tdi last Saturday. The following Friday while pulling out into an intersection the dsg transmission briefly went into neutral and I saw the tachometer needle shoot up and heard the engine whine. I was in manual mode at the time. I down shifted and let off the gas and it re-engaged. The following day (today) the same thing happened again. This time I was also in manual mode and was again pulling out into traffic from an almost complete stop. I will be calling the dealer Monday, but in the meantime I have since learned that this is an ongoing and known issue with VW / Audi dsg transmissions.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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