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HELP.....A3 dsg gearbox problems

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ian ditch, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. ian ditch
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    ian ditch S-Line Lover

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    [Dec 31, 2009]
    can anyone help me with this???

    wife just brokedown in our audi a3 2L diesel (170bhp)

    the auto greabox "PRNDS" lights are flashing and the gearbox symbol is showing on the dash.

    anybody any idea what the problem could be or if anyone has the diagnostic software and local to me (warrington, cheshire) and a bit of festive cheer left.

    gutted!
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    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears

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    Could be anything. The flashing PRNDS indicates only that something bad happened. It doesn't say what.
    Could just be that the clutch is overheated. If after 10-15 minutes the flashing is still there, you should take the car to a service.
    Do not tow it because will further damage the gearbox (at least this is what is written in my car's manual).
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    ian ditch S-Line Lover

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    had it returned home by a breakdown service via greenflag on a flatbed recovery truck.

    just tried it around the block, engine symbol still showing on the dash but the PRNDS were not flashing, anyway, it changed up a few times to 3rd gear then without warning the "PRNDS" started again and wouldn't change up but would change down. then stuck in 1st after pulling away again.
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    How come you blokes hasn't have the DSG recalled? Here in the colonies, they recalled 07-10 DSGs due to faulty temp sensor giving false readings, resulting in the flashing PRNDS
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    VW UK don't recall cars, they just deny there are ever inherent problems in the products, and wait for them to break.
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    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears

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    ...and then take people's money to "fix" them :puke:
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    Only if you roll over and let them!
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    Hello ian the blinking PRNDS appear only when the gearbox enters the safety mode, this can happen due to some several reasons:
    - faulty temperature sensor
    - very low oil level
    - faulty electronic control module
    - faulty speed sensor
    - faulty rotatyional sensor

    If you don't want to bring the car to the audi dealer my advise is to get a vag com and perform a complete check and paste here the results. Also what is the millage of the car and when was the last time when the dsg has been serviced?

    Thanks!
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    [Jan 2, 2010]
    thanks influxsg,

    the car has a full audi service history so has had the gearbox oil changed 40k, it has now covered 56k and is 3 months out of warranty.

    there is a garage near me that is advertising 'audi diagnostics' , i'll give them a buzz and ask them to check it for us.

    i'll let you know the out-come.
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    didn't Audi recall the mk1 TT to fit the rear spoiler?
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    Gearbox temperature sensor gone faulty.
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