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Multitronic fault "gearbox malfunction you can continue driving limited functionality "

Daniel-be Aug 19, 2018

  1. Daniel-be

    Daniel-be New Member

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    Today after 50km of usual driving I went shopping,but when I came back I got a nasty surprise on the dashboard :

    gearbox malfunction you can continue driving limited functionality

    I couldn't start the engine - after starting the ignition it was starting to crank to motor but immediately it was cutting off.

    The gear lever was stuck in P,I couldn't move it into another position. There was a clicking multiple sound coming from the gear selector area.

    Morever, there was a glow plugs warning on the dashboard flashing,as well as the check engine light.
    After waiting some time I was able to start the car again. I went for a test drive,no problems at all. After few minutes when I stopped again I had all the warnings back,but this time I could move the gear selector ( with the engine running),the difference was that the car didn't see in which position the selector was - it was asking to put it on P even though it was in P or D/S.

    Again I stopped the engine. After 30 min I started the car with no problem this time and I was able to drive to the service 100km on highway with absolutely no problems (I left the car there as they are closed today,so I need to wait until Monday).It was an usual,smooth ride,no power loss,no other problems.

    When the error was present on the dashboard and I was able to put a reverse car was jerking at the time of going from P to R. When the error was gone that jerk was gone too.

    Car has 140000 km done,always serviced at the dealer and multitronic oil replaced as it should be. Never had any problems with the car,ride is always smooth,without any difference if it's cold or warm,it holds on the hill strongly. Only thing I sometimes observe is a tiny,tiny jerking when driving on R on a parking. But no big thing,not during the changing between P to R or from D to R.

    Could it be,that this is a problem with the gear selector sensor? Or maybe brake pedal sensor ( I had it almost the same in my previous A6 C5 multitronic).

    Many thanks for help
     
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  3. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if you ever found a solution to your issue?

    I'm having a similar problem with my A6. Tiptronic

    Thanks

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  4. Daniel-be

    Daniel-be New Member

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    Not sure what could it be in tiptronic gearbox,in mine multitronic it was the gearbox controller ecu which I needed to replace for a new one.
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate. Did Audi diagnose that ?

    Mine is going in for a service in the next couple of weeks so will ask them to read the fault codes

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    Daniel-be New Member

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    Yes indeed they did. It was a typical error code. Anyway I replaced the part in a vag-specialist garage,as dealer wanted to charge me 1000 euro more for replacing the same part. I paid about 2000e in total as I remember,1500e for an gearbox ecu and rest for the gearbox oil and garage work. Although in tiptronic it can be something else. Error codes should tell you more
     
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    Thanks

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  8. quattrov6tdi

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    Hi Guys, I have a similar issue. I have my car 2013 A6 all-road 3.0tdi (270 bhp ? ) about 6 months now and had no issue till Saturday. I was took the wrong turn and had to reverse up an incline (first time) and not a very steep one, more gradual. Anyway it was very slow and then I got a gearbox warning light with no fault recognised and also said limited driving. Eventually i made it up and with in to drive but it would not change out of D1. I switched off the engine and restarted it and all was okay drove home perfectly, didn't try reversing on an incline although it is okay reversing on the flat and in and out of parking spaces. Sorry I don't know if the gearbox is multitronic, tip tronic or s s tronic , Tonight I did a scan and got the following .......

    Address 01: Engine (J623-CDUD) Labels:. 059-907-401-V2.clb
    Part No SW: 4G0 907 401 Q HW: 4G0 907 401
    Component: 3.0TDI EDC17 H40 0002
    Revision: 53H40---
    Coding: 32254012052609020000
    Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
    ASAM Dataset: EV_ECM30TDI0114G0907401Q 001003
    ROD: EV_ECM30TDI0114G0907401Q.rod
    VCID: 313EE3CDE1ABE18FCEA-8064
    1 Fault Found:
    2937 - Please Check Fault Codes in Transmission Control Module
    0-7: 161

    Readiness: 0 0 0 0 0
    Fault Priority: 2
    Fault Frequency: 1
    Mileage: 151666 km
    Date: 2019.03.16
    Time: 13:34:24
    Engine speed: 1702.00 /min
    Normed load value: 99.2 %
    Vehicle speed: 11 km/h
    Coolant temperature: 90 ∞C
    Intake air temperature: 23 ∞C
    Ambient air pressure: 980 mbar
    Voltage terminal 30: 14.540 V
    Unlearning counter according OBD: 37
    Accelerator pedal travel: 33.92 %
    Accelerator pedal: sensor voltage 1: 1822.8 mV
    Accelerator pedal: sensor voltage 2: 913.8 mV
    Accelerator pedal: switch positions-Bits 0-7: 64
    Starter control: Interlock- or P/N-signal-Bits
    Limitation: torque: 281.5 Nm
    Control Module temperature: 28.9 ∞C
    U1026 00 [032] - -
    [Transmission control moduleplease read DTC]
    Intermittent - Not Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 00000001
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
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    Address 02: Auto Trans (J217) Labels:| 0B5-927-156.clb
    PartNoSW:4G2927156E HW:0B5927156J Component: 0B5 30 TDIRdW H01 0004
    Revision: --H01---
    Coding: 000001

    Shop #: WSC 02311 785 00200
    ASAM Dataset: EV_TCMDL501021 001010
    ROD: EV_TCMDL501021.rod
    VCID: 3038E6C9EAA1E887C14-8064
    1 Fault Found:
    18051 - Shift Fork 2
    P284A 00 [096] - Stuck
    Intermittent - Not Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 00000001
    Fault Priority: 2
    Fault Frequency: 1
    Reset counter: 37
    Mileage: 151666 km
    Date: 2019.03.16
    Time: 13:34:24
    Engine speed: 1221 /min
    Transmission input speed: 1221 /min
    Transmission output speed: 90 /min
    Engine torque: 188 Nm
    Transmission fluid temperature: 90 ∞C
    Accelerator position: 40.8 %
    Clutch status: Kupplung 2 kann Moment ̧bertragen
    Unlearning counter according OBD: 37

    Cleared the fault codes, ran the scan again and they are gone although I didn't drive the car. Any help would be very much appreciated as I have googled the codes and some of the replies I got are frightening.
    Cheers lads.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
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  9. Buxton2901

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    Hi mate. Mine has been to a Audi who couldn't find a fault then to a gearbox specialist who after diagnostic checks and test drive. Also ZF salesperson drove it they couldn't fault it and days it drives really well.
    I paid for a gearbox service, atf oil and filter change and the gear changes are much smoother now. Fingers crossed the fault was just a glitch and won't come back.

    I would get yours to a gearbox specialist to read the codes etc. Don't take to Audi as they reset the codes so the gearbox guy couldn't even find them.

    Good luck

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