Q: My Audi A4 has a bad transmission range sensor and when accelerating the car shakes, I don't know if it's the sensor?

asked by on

My car has a bad transmission range sensor and when accelerating the car shakes and struggles to pick speed. After this the car runs fine.is it because of the sensor or something else?

My car has 123000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A faulty transmission range selector switch/sensor could have some negative effects on vehicle performance and consequently the switch should be replaced prior to a diagnostic for the acceleration problem you are describing. After the sensor/switch is replaced, if the acceleration problem remains, that problem would be identified and resolved during a slow acceleration diagnostic. To obtain replacement of the range selector component, please use YourMechanic’s transmission range selector service page and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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. My Audi A4 has a bad transmission range sensor and when accelerating the car shakes, I don't know if it's the sensor?

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: Why does my power steering warning light come on in my 2013 VW GLI

Hi there. Most of the time when this occurs it is due to a lack of voltage. It can be from a failing battery or alternator. Most of the time the issue is the battery. If the voltage is dropping...

Q: Freeze plug popped out. Anti-freeze mixed with oil what should I do. Scared not sure if I should change the head gasket

Hi there. It really depends on how quickly you noticed the freeze plug issue and how long the anti-freeze and oil have been mixed. If it's been more than a few days since the initial issue occurred, it's possible that...

Q: code reader -engine coolant flow low/performance

Hello. The trouble codes you have listed do not appear to be in the typical format for automotive trouble codes. Trouble codes are listed with a letter P followed by four digits. If your EPC light is on that indicates...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...