Audi has announced that it is recalling certain models of the 2009 ans 2010 TT passenger cars manufactured between September 2008 and August 2009. They stated that the wiring harness of a temperature sensor in the direct shift gearbox (DSG) may have connector wires that were insufficiently crimped. With insufficiently crimped connector wires, a temperature sensor has the potential to falsely detect a high gearbox oil temperature, causing the transmission to abruptly shift into neutral. If this happens, the selector lever position indicator within the instrument panel will flash. In addition, the “Depress brake pedal” indicator light will be illuminated, alerting the driver to apply the brakes.
The abrupt shift to neutral could lead to a crash without warning. Volkswagen will notify owners, inspect the DSG and, if necessary, replace an affected DSG temperature sensor free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-80-822-8987.