Hello. This is my first access to this group, so be kind!
I just bought a 2001 A4 2.8 Quattro with 14,000 miles on it. I'm pretty
happy with the car in general, but one thing is ruining the driving
enjoyment. The car has very erratic and unpredictable throttle response,
especially from a stop with (attempted) gentle acceleration. It seems
impossible to predict the result when the gas pedal is depressed gently.
Often nothing happens until it is depressed a bit, and then the car jumps
abruptly. Occasionally, one gets a decent, smooth acceleration, but not
usually. Then, during acceleration and shifting, the acceleration is
erratic also. I almost always get complaints from passengers, and I hate
I took the car to the dealer, and they said it was "normal" and a result of
the "drive-by-wire" throttle system. The technician did do something,
however, because it seemed a little better for a day or two. I think the
service writer said something about resetting the throttle, or something.
Maybe he reset the "adaptive" system -- I don't know.
Anyway, I'm really desperate to get his fixed. It's uncomfortable, and
Anybody know what to do about this problem??? Can the computer be
reprogrammed, does the throttle servo need replacing or cleaning, is the
pedal position sensor bad, is there an air bypass at the throttle valve that
is misadjusted, is there an after-market chip available, etc???
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