People who own or lease certain Audi models and had problems with their car’s transmission.
What Kind of Problems?
Sudden shaking and violent “juddering,” hesitation from the car when pressing the gas pedal, a “surge” forward that feels like the car has been rear-ended, and hard downshifting or clunking when slowing down or driving at slow speeds.
2010-2014 Audi S4, 2010-2014 Audi S5, 2010-2014 Audi S6, 2010-2014 Audi S7, 2010-2014 Audi RS5
What’s Being Done About It?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action can be filed over the issue. But first, they need to speak to drivers of the cars to learn more about the problem.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit could require Audi to notify all drivers about the issue and offer money for repairs.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with anyone who owned or leased the following Audi models and had issues with their transmissions:
2010-2014 Audi S4
2010-2014 Audi S5
2010-2014 Audi S6
2010-2014 Audi S7
2010-2014 Audi RS5
The attorneys are investigating whether a defect is in the transmissions is causing a number of issues in the cars, including “juddering,” “clunking,” and trouble shifting gears. If so, they may be able to file a class action lawsuit against Audi.
If a class action is filed and is successful, drivers may be able to get their money back for repairs.
What Signs or Symptoms Could Indicate a Problem with the Transmission?
In general, drivers have described their problems as “juddering,” “hesitation” when accelerating, “surging” and “clunking” when selecting gears and coming to a stop.
More specific problems noted in complaints submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include the following:
Information displays showing the message: “Gearbox malfunction: you can continue driving”
The cars going into “limp mode”
The cars lunging forward when coming to a stop – a feeling that has been described as “being rear-ended”
A feeling like the clutch is not engaging properly
“Bouncing,” “bucking” or “jerking” when accelerating
“Jumpy” reversing or an inability to reverse
“Vibrating” and deceleration as if the car had a flat tire
Slipping between gears
When Do Drivers Say the Issue Occurs?
Drivers have complained that these problems were more likely to occur when:
Trying to accelerate from a stop
Merging into traffic on the highway
Attempting to drive uphill
Shifting gears at low speeds
Consumers have expressed concern about the reported issue as it could increase the likelihood of a crash. One NHTSA complaint submitted by a 2011 Audi S4 driver noted that “the car shut off on me” while driving on the highway and that he “could have been hit/killed the first time it happened.”
How a Class Action Lawsuit Can Help
Drivers have reportedly paid $3,000 or more to have issues with their transmissions fixed. If a class action lawsuit is filed and is successful, the court may require Audi to disclose the problem and perform the work necessary to correct the issue. Furthermore, those who have already paid to have their cars fixed may be able to get their money back.