Allroad Quattro

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter on Audi Allroad Quattro

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 114,980 (71,000–179,866)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
5 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005
24 people reported this problem
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My check engine light comes on intermittently with this code, but there seems to be no problem with the torque converter. The code is something like "torque converter stuck open no power being transferred." I have noticed no slippage or issues, so obviously it's a fault or very early warning.
This is preventing my smog check in CA. Mechanic quoted anywhere from $2500-$3500 including parts and labor.
Check engine lights is on.
Turns off when I am in dry areas at high speed
Will not smog in California with a light on.
There does not seem to be any problem with the torque converter.
I is not locking or slipping at all.
check engine light is on then off then on every 200+ miles, fault code indicates Transmission Torque converter. this is common. the cost to fix is $2-3000 for a new torque converter or $7000+ for new transmsission + torque converter.
Regular check engine light when accelerating. For now, cross my fingers and reset the check engine lamp. RPM's slowly increasing in low gears, don't plan to repair the car when the torque converter finally fails.
i have a 2001 audi allroad with 180k miles. problem began when i started having problems backing up my "up-hill" drive way. later my check engine light illuminates. i took it in to my mechanic (the motorworks" in winston salem NC and he advises me that the torque converter has lost some fluid due to a small leak and it causes the light. the only repair he offers is a replacement. parts and labor quote was $3,375.00. that's alot of $ for repairs to a 9 year old car.