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MY17/18 S3 Gearbox software update (S-tronic)

Mark_86 Jun 14, 2018

  1. Mark_86

    Mark_86 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 Black Edition quattro DSG

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    Hi all,

    Just a heads up, I've been moaning about my S-tronic box for some time and finally, Audi have released a software update for MY17/18 S3's... so just a heads up that if you are having issues with jerky changes or judder from pulling away, this update should fix it.

    I'll get the update reference when the cars back next week. (They're also replacing my drivers seat and passenger seat back because they squeak lol).
     
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  3. Ian66

    Ian66 Active Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    Thanks that is great we have the Same issues car in next week for its first service will ask about it when we are in cheers again
     
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  4. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Audi A3 quattro Sportback DSG

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    Interested to here how u get on with that at Stirling Audi. I just thought this was a characteristic of the DSG box

    Spotted your good lady in Stirling today again around 4ish heading out the town.
    5 cars behind her was an RS3 also in Ara blue.


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  5. Bells

    Bells Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    Interesting you mentioned this, I cancelled my appointment for Audi to look at my car for this intermittent juddering due to work commitments last week. I’ll get it rebooked once I hear about the reference number for the update, thanks :grinning:
     
  6. Ian66

    Ian66 Active Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    She says hi didn’t remember the post about your car being changed Barry g :icon thumright:
     
  7. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Audi A3 quattro Sportback DSG

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    Still got the white S3 lol



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  8. Ian66

    Ian66 Active Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    Oh cool no worries
     
  9. alpesh26

    alpesh26 Active Member TeamMisano Navarra Blue Classic

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    What were the symptoms you had? Mine seems to have a snatchy change when going into 3rd (doesn't matter if its an upshift or a downshift)
     
  10. Mark_86

    Mark_86 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 Black Edition quattro DSG

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    I had jerky changes and juddering when pulling away. Almost like if you let of the clutch too quick if it was a manual.
     
  11. Supa Koopa

    Supa Koopa Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    Mine just seems to be doing this as well. It seems to snatch changing gears and isn't very smooth. Sometimes it's almost like you're riding the clutch a bit as it makes a bit more noise but its not really moving more (not easy to explain). The weirdest part is its only seemed to have started doing it since I disconnected the battery for a few hours. I removed the battery to charge it and since putting it back on the gear box seems much snatchier than before. Not sure if this is linked or if I'm only just noticing more. I'd be really interested in the software update you get as I think I'll be booking mine in soon. :(
     
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    Daz4311 Well-Known Member

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    Keep us all updated on this please....will get mine booked in once there's more info....cheers
     
  14. alpesh26

    alpesh26 Active Member TeamMisano Navarra Blue Classic

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    Exactly how mine feels but only in 3rd and its done it once going into 5th. I thought one of the clutches was dodgy. I will speak to Audi and get this booked in
     
  15. Mark_86

    Mark_86 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 Black Edition quattro DSG

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    Will do, it's still with Audi at the moment...
     
  16. Mark_86

    Mark_86 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 Black Edition quattro DSG

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    So, got the car back, only for Audi to turn around and say... couldn't find anything wrong with it. To which, I said, so what about the software update you explained you were going to do? Answer... lots of blank faces. And... why did you need my car from Thursday to Monday if there was no issue? More blank faces. Something very a-miss here... So, sorry for those who have got their hopes up, but I need to do some investigating here. On a side note, it drives exactly the same.
     
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  17. Ian66

    Ian66 Active Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    Are you going to contact Audi uk to see if there is an updated software?? I would sounds a bit fishy thanks again
     
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  18. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Audi S3

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    The Audi dealership network doesn’t seem adequate to support the amount of Audi’s on the road anymore. I had to wait 4 weeks to get a service appointment and would have been 6 if wanted a courtesy car.
     
  19. 4K

    4K Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 DSG

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    I'm willing to bet they didn't do the update then.

    Mine's had two software updates on the S-Tronic in the past 6 months as a result of two different bulletins that have been out on the car. Granted mine is as PFL 6spd S-Tronic, but I would imagine same applies to teh newer boxes as well. Go back in, give the manager **** and get your car sorted. It's under warranty, you're paying for it!
     
  20. 4K

    4K Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 DSG

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    Oh and forgot to say. The update did make a huge difference to mine.
     
  21. Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev.

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    Updates have been around from the factory for a while, I do it when I tune the gearbox software.

    Rick
     
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  22. dadracer55

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    I checked with a main dealer yesterday and they said there were no updates for my car which is a 2017 S3 with the 7 speed DSG box.
     

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