I have Audi A4 2.5TDI avant, I bought it new last December from a UK dealer. For about the last month the clutch has been juddering when pulling away when cold ( only for about the first few minutes of the journey, the car is then fine for the rest of the day even if it has been standing for over 5 hours). The car has only covered 8,800 miles. I took it to Southampton Audi who stripped the clutch and told me I had been slipping or riding the clutch and over heated the flywheel which had put a high spot on it!! So therefore my fault and not covered by warranty..
I pointed out to the that I had a S4 prior to this which when I sold it, it had 71,000 miles on the clock with the original clutch - no joy. Phoned Audi UK, they also said it was my fault and that I would have to pay £800 for the replacement parts, Southampton Audi and Adui UK would pay the labour of £550. I have made it quite clear to them that I am not going to pay for the repair of what I consider to be a fault with the car not my driving style.
I have been looking on ther internet and there seeems to be some history of VAG cars having the same type of problem which seems to be connected to the dual mass flywheel.
Can you give me any pointers in how to proceed with this, Southampton Audi have told me I can collect the parts and have them independantly tested.
Any advise would be appreciated.