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I have a 2019 Audi Q3 35 TDI S tronic and it's a great car, but with an annoying trait, especially in heavy traffic in Galway, Dublin etc. The gearbox is hesitant and dim-witted and changes into second gear in about five metres after take off, even going uphill, which leaves it very lethargic. It seems to hesitate for 1 to 1.5 seconds, which means it's hard to nip into gaps in traffic. Have you heard of any cure or is this a trait of this gearbox?
Pat Higgins, Galway
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Pat Higgins (Galway) - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:47
Just found out my 2012 Volvo S60 needs a new gearbox. Will I be at a loss if I use an independent garage rather than a main dealer when I come to sell it?
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Dylan Poole (Kildare) - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 10:27
Are there any known problems with the BMW M3 gearboxes (2002-2006)?
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Paul Kernaghan (Monaghan) - Thu, 16 May 2013 09:51
Bought an Audi A6 from a dealer in Dublin last Monday; on Wednesday a fault appeared on the dash about the gearbox fault code 17090; rang the dealer on Thursday and told he will not fix the car; took it the main Audi dealer and did a diagnostic check and was told the car is not safe to drive.
What do I do now?
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Damien Oconnell (Clonee Dublin) - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:58
Does clutch wear when it is fully engaged, but the gas isn't pressed going down hill? It's like gear is engaged while going down the hill I fully press my clutch then slightly press the brakes: will my clutch still wear?
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Chita Man (Towntown) - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:19
When I push in the clutch on my 2008 Volkswagen Golf petrol, the car does not go into gear. Why?
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Paddy Lynch (Ramelton) - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:35
What is your view on the practicality of six-speed manual cars versus five-speed? On normal national roads - non motorways - six-speed seems to equate to a never ending need to change gear at every bump and bend. Or did I have a bad experience with a particular car?
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Patrick Mc Loughlin (Dublin) - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:09
Are there any inherent problems in the gearbox of the Toyota Corolla 1.4 diesel?
Virginia, Co Cavan
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Brian Tolan (Virginia Co Cavan) - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:11
I am wondering what the difference is between the quattro four-wheel drive systems Audi use and the 4Motion system Volkswagen uses on its cars and SUVs. Also is there any difference between the four-wheel drive system used by Skoda and the two above? As they are manufactured by the Volkswagen Group I am interested to see if there are any differences other than marketing terminology.
Thanks, David (County Kildare)
Filed under gearbox - Asked by David Carney (Moone) - Fri, 13 May 2016 16:37
I have a 2010 A6 2.0 TDI. My clutch pedal is only coming out half way when I change gear. Does it need to be replaced? Or what else could be the problem?
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Pat Power (Cork) - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:02