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Q: Audi stuck in first gear.

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My Audi A4 is stuck in first gear. It only has 50,000 miles on it and all maintenance is up to date. After looking online, many owners say it is a common issue with the A4 and is related to a brake light, or brake sensor issue.

A: Your transmission needs a vehicle speed sen...

Your transmission needs a vehicle speed sensor signal in order for it to shift. A bad sensor may be the cause of your problem and would need to be properly diagnosed by a qualified mechanic to scan for codes in the engine and transmission along with the antilock brake system.

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