In November 2010 the car started to knock and shake when accelerating and decelerating. I took it to Audi service (with 62,262 miles) and was told the transmission needed to be replaced. The total cost to repair was around $6,500. The dealer and Audi picked up $5,500 of the repair and I had to pay the balance of $1,000. I argued that the car was only 12K miles beyond the warranty and expected such an expensive car not to have such a major repair only after 62K miles. Try as I may, I could not get Audi to pick up the entire bill. After the repair I wrote the General Manager of the Audi dealership to find out the root cause of the transmission failure who said that the Germans do not divulge such information.
This past February the engine light came on and Audi Service said that one oxygen sensor and fuel injector cylinder six were faulty. I had the fuel injector replaced ($627.28) and decided to hold off replacing the oxygen sensor (approx $550 to replace). The Audi service rep told me that he doesn’t see many failed fuel injectors.
Question - is it unusual that the transmission fail after only 62K miles and does the fuel injector cylinder six failure an indication of potential problems with the transmission?