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Audi A4 Quattro Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter

Audi A4 Quattro Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 75,375 mi (30,000 mi - 138,000 mi)


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

  • Check engine light came on. Had vehicle checked code P0741 and 17125 bad torque converter. I have been given a total $4654.73 to fix this problem. WOW, imagine my horror! Why would such a repair cost so much money? Would it be cheaper to have a new transmission installed? I love my car.......but this repair is making me THINK, maybe an AUDI is not for me. Car is great.....repairs are COSTLY!!

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  • Visitor, , 66,000 mi

    in dispute with audi for $1,000 repair

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    Dash Warning light was on for several months, after reading of possible trans overheating due to slippage of Torque converter, I had an Audi local technician remove the Torque Converter, have it rebuilt and put it in again, replace trans fluid, filter and gasket. Althought I think it no longer locks, It has been driving great for a year, I just found out the 4th gear is reporting a problem on the Dealer VAG. :(

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  •  Rookie

    OBD II code P0741.

    The torque converter does lock up at times so I'm wondering if it could be a solenoid or switch and not the seals.

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    Check engine light came on because on problem with torque converter

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