It almost sounds like something it would do in 'sport' mode - i.e.,
downshift to provide engine braking.... Does the Tiptronic have a
I also wonder if it could be related to the adaptive-ness of the
Tiptronic? You know, how it supposedly adapts to the driver's habits?
There is probably some way to reset it, like you can with the
drive-by-wire throttle system (which is also adaptive, apparently).
Perhaps a search on AudiWorld would turn something up along those
lines. Also, doesn't the transmission generate trouble codes like the
engine would? If that's the case, you could certainly go to AutoZone
and have them pull the codes - I understand they do that for free. Or
try calling another dealer, see what they say.
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA