Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter on Audi A8 Quattro

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

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Average mileage: 155,500 (140,000–189,000)
14 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro 140,000 mi,
After car is driven for about 10 minutes transmission starts to have problems engaging from a stop. Eventually it ceases to move until it sits still for several hours.
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 189,000 mi,
Torque converter needs replacing.