Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Hesitation during high speeds - 2016 Audi A7 Quattro

asked by on

I have a Certified PreOwned Audi with 5500 miles. I’ve been driving it for a month and I've noticed that it doesn’t respond to a small amount of pressure on the gas pedal. It has low rpms. After I press down, it gives the car a jolt. At 40 to 75 mph I get a hesitating feel while driving rather than a fluid feel. I went to the dealership and they gave me some new front tires. But I feel it is related to the engine. Do you have any ideas on this? What do you think?

A: This is the first year for the supercharged...

This is the first year for the supercharged engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. Throttle sensitivity (to your foot!) is not as smooth as you might expect. You’re most likely correct - this is a driveability problem, not a tire problem. Keep after the dealer.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: Car runs lean, check engine light on

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2009 Audi A5 Quattro. If you are having a lean condition, then the fuel pressure needs to be checked. The most common cause of a lean code on this car is either low...

Q: Rattling noise as I change gears and accelerate

Random rattles are difficult to pinpoint without actually hearing it but I can list a common cause or two. Considering the age and mileage of the vehicle, the exhaust system is a good place to look. Exhaust systems are commonly...

Q: Engine tries to start, but then makes a grinding sound instead of starting.

From your description it sounds like your starter and/or flexplate (flyhwheel if you have a manual transmission) may be damaged. A professional technician, such as the ones at YourMechanic, will be able to give you a definitive answer when they...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...