Audi A4 Quattro Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter on Audi A4 Quattro

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

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Average mileage: 96,326 (30,000–142,000)
14 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
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Check engine light came on. Seems to be driving fine, no slippage or hesitation, but a minor vibration-like feel in pedal during acceleration. Dealer wants $4100 to fix the torque converter, local shop wants $2700 to install a used (85k miles) transmission. Audi forums report this as a common problem, but a lot of people seem to continue to drive the car without issue (other than the light). Not sure what to do.
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!!
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.
Purchased Audi 2001 Quattro. check engine light came on the way home. Also have check engine light on for catalytic converter. Dealer wants 4000 to replace torque converter. OUCH!!!
I was quoted 1000 dollars by an independent German shop to rebuild a torque converter. Instead I went to a shop to change the tranny fluid. Light went away after two weeks. Audi A4 1.8t 2003
Bought my 06 A4 Quattro from Audi two weeks later get the torque converter code and rpms bouncing. 1800 dollars later a rebuilt torque converter and runs like a champ. Always get it looked at by a specialty Audi shop before you buy it! (Not Audi them self they didn't know what it even was)
Vehicle started slipping in higher gears on inclines at speeds between 60-80. Engine light came I am so bummed out when I see potential cost to repair.
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. :(