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Audi A4 Multitronic Gearbox

I drive an Audi A4 2.0 (2004)
I have 95 000Km on the clock. At the last service the technicians mentioned that the A4 2004 models all develop major problems later with their gearboxes and transmission etc. They suggested that I sell my car before I pick up problems. Is there reason to be worried? Should I seriously consider selling a car that is giving me NO problems right now?


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  • koukides Mar 15, 2009

    i have an audi 1.8t 2004 av with 105,000km and the mechanic also told me the same thing? $6500 aus for refurb

  • dmoulton Apr 24, 2009

    2004 A4 Cabriolet The clutch is not engaging in reverse, only sometime, also the gear indicator on the dash often says S (sport mode) instead of D for Audi wants 8K to replace the transmission...

  • anthony skidmore May 11, 2010

    I have my own workshop , repairing automatic transmissions and i would seriously take what the technicians said as true. Believe me, VW automatic transmissions are one of the worst on the market. They do fail, its only a matter of time, and then its best to replace it than repair, I have been BITTEN by these gearboxes , trying to repair them,and so , now i dont touch them.

    Replacement or repairs are very costly, so it would be advisable to sell it whilst its still driving.

    Hope this helps

  • Paolo May 04, 2013

    Yes sure. It is a famous weakpoint in Audi gearbox


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SELL SELL SELL!!! I have owned various audi's over my lifetime and have always loved the quality and drive that they offer but when i bought my first auto which was multitronic i had nothing but big problems! costly problems which ended in a replacement gearbox and surfing the internet has brought to my attention that i aint the only one!

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Make sure the multitronic fluid changes were done every 40k miles, as if they wern't, this can cause problems

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