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RATTLE FRONT NEARSIDE WHEEL - ESPECIALLY IF EXITING A JUNCTION AND ACCELERATING WHILST ALSO HAVING STEERING AT FULL LOCK - EITHE LEFT OR RIGHT Car is auto transmission - the multifunction display normally shows which gear is in use D4321RNP or if in tiptronic mode will indicate whic gear 54321 - this part of the display is now permanently highlighted and does not change.

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  • colinmcmulla Sep 13, 2010

    very helpful thank you

  • colinmcmulla Sep 13, 2010

    thanks Suzman - good advice

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The rattle would seem to be a failed CV joint. This would be most noticeable when cornerinig under power. In severe cases it will happen on straightline accelleration.
Multifunction display lit indicates safe mode. Tiptronic is probably not available as well. Have the transmission code cleared with a VAG-COM to see if this resolves the problem.
If not replace the multifunction switch on the drivers side of the transmission. You can DIY this job if you dont mind getting under the car. You'll need a jack, axle stands, socket set, hex set(allenkeys), Torx set (just the T-25 or T30), a VAG-COM and a new switch of course. Shop around for the switch, prices vary hugely.
When replacing the switch note the orientation of the toothed inner bit and set the new switch the same.

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