Q: Car lunges forward when gear is engaged

asked by on

When the gear engaged, without warning my car lunged forward. It was reported to me by the dealer that the mechatronics was defective and needed to be replaced. They repaired it, but it did not help. My vehicle still has the same problem with lunging forward when I engage the gear. I returned the car to them two more times and the technician said the transmission needed to be replaced. I am hesitant to have this repair performed since their first diagnosis did not correct the problem. In your viewpoint, what will permanently fix my car’s problem?

Hi there, thank you for writing about your 2010 Audi S5. There is a software update for the transmission/clutch controller that is supposed to correct this problem. Check with your Audi dealer for this fix. If you want to have this problem checked by a certified mechanic, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect your car jerking problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car lunges forward when gear is engaged

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What do you think about the reliability of this the 2013 Audi Q5?

Hi, thanks for writing in. As you may already know, the reliability of most vehicles depends largely on how well the car is maintained as well as the owner's driving habits, vehicle driving conditions, etc. This is especially important when...

Q: How Long Does a Transmission Filter Last?

Most transmission filters are designed to filter the transmission fluid of metal particles from normal wear of a transmission. The filter is made from a paper filter media or a fine metal mesh screen. Some filters are an external screw-on...

Q: My car is W210 E200. I want to ask about somthing in the gearbox

Hey there. When you are in 'S' mode, the transmission starts out in 1st gear normally, but when you select 'W' mode, the transmission will start out in 2nd gear to help reduce wheel slip on slippery surfaces. Where...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.