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Audi TT Problems and Solutions



  • Hi,

    I think I have a similar problem to you. I'm a UK owner of an early TT and find the car is extremely hesitant when it's cold and ticks over a bit lumpy for a few minutes. It also 'lurches' along slightly. This is only for the first mile and then as soon as is warms up things are fine. Audi delaer can't find out what is wrong, computer readings are fine. Have even left it with them for a cold start and they still can't trace it. Have had a new air mass meter and now a coolant temperature sensor all to no avail. Have you any more news on what your problem is?


    Jason Harris
  • ash4153ash4153 Posts: 3
    i've solved all my TT problems now.... i've sold it !!!
  • cvdbcvdb Posts: 1
    Can you tell me which non-OEM tires you used (the ones that lasted you 55K). After 2 expesive speeding tickets I will take it a bit easier and will therefore consider going with alternative tires :-) Please also let me know if you experienced any performance impacts.

  • jon_jon_ Posts: 5

    For the tires that went 55K miles, I was using Goodyear Eagle RS-A. But... They had a lower speed rating than the OEM tires and I wasn't using the stock size (225/45R17) that came with the car (and unfortunately, I don't remember the size anymore). I didn't notice any performance difference other than that the Goodyears were noisier on the road (and my speedometer wasn't totally accurate which may be a problem considering your prior tickets :) ). I now have Sumitomo HTR+ in the proper size. I bought these strictly because of price (<$500 total). I do notice a difference between them and the Goodyears. I don't know the technical way of describing this but when changing lanes (or just turning hard) I always felt an instant response with the Goodyears. With the Sumitomos, it feels like there is a small lag. I only noticed this for the first week or so and am assuming that its still there but I become used to it.

    Hope this helps,
  • I've had my 2000 TT for about 3 years now. Presently it's at 50K miles. Since getting the car this is the list of things that have gone wrong with the car.

    bad cluster, replaced twice (extended warranty)
    faulty radio, replaced (extended warranty)
    wrong fuel guage reading, fixed (extended waranty)
    peeling upholstery, fixed (not covered by warranty)
    burnt out headlight fixed (not covered by warranty)

    Things I still have but not fixed:

    rattling with interior moulding on rear window
    side view mirror that does not heat up (not covered by extended warranty)

    I have a "popping sound" too that's coming from underneath the car somewhere as I switch from first to second gear. Any ideas what this could be? I took to the dealership, but they had no idea. Thanks.
  • I have the same problem my air bag light is on on my audi tt . can any one tell me what to do ????/ :confuse:
  • Can anyone tell me if there is a way to turn out the airbag warning light on the dash ?
    according to my local Audi dealer there is no problem with the airbags, THANKS :confuse:
  • the only way to turn the airbag light out on the dash is to replace the ECU. depending on which one it is it will cost you £261.80 or £560 plus Audi dealer will charge £170 for fitting plus the VAT ! but any desent mechanic can fit it a lot cheaper than Audi. only other option is to live with it as it doesnt mean the airbags are necessarily faulty. but if you come to sell it you will have to get it done anyway..... as i did ! luckily mine was the £261.80 one
  • I currently own a 92 celica (love it - but toyota has discounted it) and am in desperate need of buying a new car. I finally have the means to afford a nice sports car and have looked into the TT. My main concern at this point is the tires. From what Ive been reading it comes with summer stock tires, which Id have to replace with All Season tires (I live in NY). Is this car worth the additional cost before I even pull off the lot? Any suggestions? Ive also looked at the cheaper 06 Eclipse but am reluctant to buy a new remodeled edition teh first year out.
    Any help would be appreciated!
  • I should probably count my blessings since I have had practically no problems with my 2001 180 Roadster. Recently, when closing the top the latch appears to not fully engage the "closed" sensor or micro-switch unless I grab the handle with two hands and really force it with all my strength. Unless I do this the dash light indicating a partially opened top stays on and the windows do not automatically roll up all the way. Anyone ever have this problem and how did you fix it? :confuse:

    David G.
  • bobdibobdi Posts: 1
    Can't say this car has been anything but reliable since I bought it new very soon after it hit showrooms. I did have the instrument cluster problem I see many others have experienced. Instrument cluster lights would quit working (not good) for no reason. Fixed under warranty on the third try when the whole cluster was replaced by the dealer. No problem since.
    My reason for visiting the forum is that I am currently having an overheating problem. My excellent repair shop has gone down the trouble resolution path replacing the sensor that activates the cooling fans and putting in a new thermostat. He was about to replace the water pump, when I started overheating and called on the owner who I have known for 15+ years. He worked on it and found hydrocarbons in the antifreeze. Looks like a had gasket or cracked head.
    Anyone else have this type of experience with their TT. If so, did you have a similar problem.
  • albyjalbyj Posts: 1
    Hey do you know how to adjust the time and date on an 01 audi tt? I changed my battery out of my keyless entry and now it wont lock or unlock what should i do?
  • I have been having a problem restarting my TT after driving for a while. If you cut it off, it will not immediately start. If you let it sit for a while and "cool off" it starts fine.

    Anyone with those problems?
  • flannflann Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 225BHP TT and in the last 6 months it's REALLY started to bug me. The latest problem is with the power steering - when turning hard left or right it feels like the wheels are rubbing the wheel-arches. The steering also feels like it has too much play in that I seem to be turning the wheel a lot more than I should have to! The dealer says that the Haldex unit is not working and needs to be replaced - has anybody any thoughts?

  • hey what is the temp fix for the glove box...
  • mareemaree Posts: 1
    I'm trying to make a decision here regarding the RACK system for my 2001 TT Roadster. I wondered if ANYONE out there has used the EXPENSIVE - $1000.00 trunk rack that Audi sells? It's nice looking, good for luggage and skis. But the Audi dealer here in Portland has only sold 1 or 2 since the Roadster came out!!! So, no real history or advice as to how well it works. I'm not worried about permanency on my car, just something nice looking and functional to haul my [non-permissible content removed] and my skis to the mountain!

    Thank you!!
    ~ maree
  • robm4robm4 Posts: 2
    My handle on my glove box came off. How I got into the box was by opening the door and removing the side cover on the dash. Should hard, but it comes right off and pops back on. There is a hole and if your use a small screwdriver and place it in the hold it will push in the rod on the glove box.
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  • jeeyoungjeeyoung Posts: 3
    I have the same problem. I got it when I lived in California. I got a job in new york so I shipped it to my parents so that they can drive around. I didn't want to sell it. I love the car. I have 2003 convertible midnight blue and it is beautiful. Anyways, during the winter, when my mom pulls away from the drive way, it stalls and feels like it is going to stop. When the car slows down at the traffic light, there is a hiccup. Took the car to the dealer and asked and they said when car changes gears, there is this gap and it feels like a hiccup. But even my civic didn't do that. How can I fix this?
  • jeeyoungjeeyoung Posts: 3
    Please call AUDI Advocate immediately 1-800-822-2834 (AUDI) with your problem. We need to let AUDI know these issues. I am so frustrated.
  • vealboyvealboy Posts: 10
    I was really thinking about getting a 2001 Audi TT Quattro Coupe. Now after reading this, I may reconsider. I really, really like the way the car looks. I am going to test drive it today...
  • tjack1tjack1 Posts: 4
    Just Wait!!!!
  • brugrebrugre Posts: 4
    My 2003 fwd auto roadster has had a wierd problem since new. When going slow and suddenly having to step down on it, as in pulling into traffic off a driveway, the car feels like it stalls. I have to let up with traffic closing in to get it going, very hairy! I've read that this condition has shown up in many 1.8T's in audi and volkswagen. My onboard shows no record even though the dealer says I describe the problem perfectly. They won't fix it without the readout. Hundreds of maf's have been replaced but they claim there is no recall or service bulletin. Anyone have any info or has gotten audi to fix this on warranty?
  • David,
    I have an 2002 audi tt. I am having problems with the top engage light. The top is latched and the light stays on. How did you fix yours? red13
  • I had the same problem with the top engaged light staying on and the solution was to replace the instrument cluster. This was done by the dealership under warranty. The new cluster also repaired s few other problems ie: DIC LCD's were being cut in half, doors would lock eratically and gas door would not always open, had to do it from inside the trunk on a couple of occasions. Also, the driver's side window would not drop when the door was opened....passenger side worked fine. Hope this helps, the cluster was the culprit.
  • I have a 2000 TT 1.8. As with many people posting, I have a series of problems with the car.

    Currently (last 3 months) the engine runs rough and has power loss problems. 2 issues:

    1. When I start the car in the morning it runs rough, makes popping noises and I can not just drive off, it will only go about 5 miles per hr and if I try to accelerate it starts hopping and jolting violently - again with little power.

    2. After it warms up in the driveway, I can go faster, but still have power problems and it runs rough - all day.

    When I go to accelerate, if I push slowly on the peddle, the car will jolt and bounce roughly..also exhibiting power loss problems. SO, to be able to merge with traffic, I have to floor it and then it hesitates for a second or two and then (it seems) the gas flows properly - because the engine lets the car accelerate smoothly - but fast. I have to floor it through all the gears until I get to cruising speed.

    When running a consistent speed, it will also sometimes jump a little. Seems like the fuel flow is not consistent and I thought it might be a fuel filter, but then figured, if it was clogged, it would be clogged when I floor it too - right?

    I have the typical electrical instrument problems as well, but have had them for 2 yrs and live with it. So they are not part of this issue.

    the Engine light came on about 3 weeks before this problem started.

    Anyone have any ideas
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 1,221
    You've probably noticed new discussions appearing all over the forums. What's happening is that we are closing generic, everything-in-one pile discussions like this and creating smaller discussions that deal with specific areas of interest. You'll find a number of discussions listed at the top level of this group: Audi TT

    When you're ready to post, please check the discussion list there for the appropriate discussion to post in. If you don't see a discussion that fits your question or problem, feel free to create one. We can deal with accidental duplication of topics as things progress.

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