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DSG Fail

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Taroni, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Taroni
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    well just got told my DSG control unit is beyond repair and I need a whole new metatronic unit £1500 inc vat for the part , its such bull that these DSG units are so bad 57k and full Audi history and its stuffed , my 740 BMW had over 160k on its tip box and no problems
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    Ouch! With full Audi history, can't you make an Insurance claim?
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    Off who mate ?
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    Your car insurance co.

    With some, you can claim for mechanical failures as well as accidents.
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    Ive never heard of that , might have to look at that
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    I've heard of it, but never actually done it myself. As you say, it has to be worth looking into.
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    Hi Mate
    Check out ECU testing .com ,they are based in Heanor Derbyshire .Good luck.
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    never known anyone claim for a repair from car insurance
    unless they take a warrenty out
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    I knew someone claim for a blown engine - threw a rod when he drove through a pool of water IIRC! but that was many moons ago.
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    yeah flood damage is included in policy
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    Even so, maybe the insurance co can get Audi to pay out? They're the ones that gave it a clean bill of health.

    I'd certainly be exploring the possibility anyway. :)
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    That where I sent it to be rebuilt and tested mate
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    What did ECU testing say about it? What was the reason it was unable to be fixed?
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    Waiting for the paperwork but that its beyond repair and they will ship it back to me with the report
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    What model is your car?
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    A3 3.2 Quattro , 04 reg
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    just crash it into a ditch? lol. pref downhil if the car wont move blame the crash damage on it not working ;)
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    Nice top range a3. Shame to hear it go on such low ks. No recalls on this model from back then?
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    I would have no idea how to check mate
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    Phone audi, they should tell you if your car has, had or requires any recalls.

    Cheers Dan
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    [Feb 25, 2014]
    Enter your Vehicle details HERE.
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    thks will have a look
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    DSG Mechatron unit replaced and im up and running again
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    Bought or on insurance?
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    Warranty Paid £1000 towards it I done the rest
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    Not bad. At least you're up n running again. Hopefully it's a revised unit they replaced it with.
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    Not bad
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