How common is the 1.5 TFSI engine problem?

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andy.h
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Re: How common is the 1.5 TFSI engine problem?

Post by andy.h » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:32 pm

Jo67 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:40 am
I have an automatic and I hadn't noticed it until I read about it on this forum. Now, I'm aware of the issue, I notice mine surges slightly when cold, but I used to drive old bangers 30 years ago and they were always like that on choke so it doesn't bother me that much.

Yes that is much the same as mine, i probably would not have thought much about it if I had not read all the comments. Hopefully it won't get worse in the winter.
2019 Audi Q2 Black Edition, 35 TFSI, S tronic, Tango Red with 5 Arm Rotor Wheels.


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Re: How common is the 1.5 TFSI engine problem?

Post by Bugsy000 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:53 am

I have had my Q2 35 tfsi manual now for 3 weeks and approx. 700 miles. I have had absolutely no sign of Kangarooing. As smooth as silk.


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Re: How common is the 1.5 TFSI engine problem?

Post by Delstron » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:09 pm

Bugsy
I too have not seen kangarooing but have noticed significant issues at low speed. Most often seen (although I must now be self-programming not to do it) is where you would change down towards a traffic island ready to stop, perhaps doing 5mph, when the island becomes clear and you decide to go - the car will not pick up smoothly without the clutch being pressed and then extra throttle. Every car I ever has will pull away in 2nd at 5mph. Not this one.


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Re: How common is the 1.5 TFSI engine problem?

Post by Shaker » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:35 am

I got delivery of my Q2 in January. I noticed the kangarooing the day after. I thought maybe it was just tight being new.
It didn’t improve. I got onto Audi Assist, who have been out 3 times. They changed a fuel injector to no avail. They told me to put it back to the dealer who could investigate it further. This I did and was told a program update was imminent.
Totally frustrated I complained to Audi customer service. They promised to ring back. They didn’t. I rang again. In a nutshell they weren’t interested. I was asked if I wanted to escalate it. Well yes...... I got a call from someone else. I went through the whole thing again. He promised to look into it and he would ring back within 48 hours. I have now rung this guy to no avail 4 times. He is never there and never rings back. That’s another week gone.
I took it back to the dealer last week. They are as frustrated with Audi as I am.
The car is dangerous, unpleasant to drive and in 6 months I have restricted my driving to 2500 miles. I had a courtesy car last week with the same engine. Needless to say it was perfect....
Can someone tell me what I need to do to reject this car.


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Re: How common is the 1.5 TFSI engine problem?

Post by andy.h » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:51 am

Shaker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:35 am
I got delivery of my Q2 in January. I noticed the kangarooing the day after. I thought maybe it was just tight being new.
It didn’t improve. I got onto Audi Assist, who have been out 3 times. They changed a fuel injector to no avail. They told me to put it back to the dealer who could investigate it further. This I did and was told a program update was imminent.
Totally frustrated I complained to Audi customer service. They promised to ring back. They didn’t. I rang again. In a nutshell they weren’t interested. I was asked if I wanted to escalate it. Well yes...... I got a call from someone else. I went through the whole thing again. He promised to look into it and he would ring back within 48 hours. I have now rung this guy to no avail 4 times. He is never there and never rings back. That’s another week gone.
I took it back to the dealer last week. They are as frustrated with Audi as I am.
The car is dangerous, unpleasant to drive and in 6 months I have restricted my driving to 2500 miles. I had a courtesy car last week with the same engine. Needless to say it was perfect....
Can someone tell me what I need to do to reject this car.

I'm sorry to hear about your problems, it really is not how you expect to be treated by Audi, you have to feel that they are not returning your calls because they don't have an answer, but it is very poor customer service.
It is interesting that you say that the Kangarooing is not temp. related as some people are saying they only had the problem in the winter, also Skoda have an update so I don't know why all the other users of the engine don't also have the update!
It's also strange that there are no magazine tests of the car that mention the problem, I presume the test cars are hand picked to make sure they run properly.
2019 Audi Q2 Black Edition, 35 TFSI, S tronic, Tango Red with 5 Arm Rotor Wheels.


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Re: How common is the 1.5 TFSI engine problem?

Post by Rob_Wakey » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:20 pm

I posted this in a different thread but it is relevant here I think.



I ran an A3 saloon 1.4 tfsi s-line for four years as a company car until early this year.

Never had any problems with the car over 132k miles over which (according to the DIS) achieved 45 mpg overall, which I take as real world driving as it included motorways and town driving in my job as a civil engineer visiting sites across the UK.

I then took possession of a Q3 35 (1.5 tfsi) as a replacement as I wanted something a big higher, (elderly legs getting stiff etc).

I only had this about seven weeks before changing jobs but found the Q3’s engine nothing like as good as the A3’s. First start of the the day found me kangerooing off the drive and up the road, more often than not stalling at the junction with the main road unless I revved it up a bit.

The stop/start caught me out so many times dying at junctions, just when you wanted a smart getaway. On motorways the engine didn’t seem as perky or lively as the A3 had. Also over about the 7k miles I did, it only averaged 38mpg according to the DIS.

After changing jobs rather than take a car as I retire in a couple of years, I decided to buy one and after looking around bought an ex-demo Q2 1.4 tfsi S-Line from the local Audi dealer.

Well what a revelation, it is just like driving the A3 but sitting higher up. Perky responsive engine, comfortable, slightly elevated diving position, lots of space for the two of us.

We have just got back from a drive abroad, ferry to Spain then drive back through France to Zeebrugge. Mixture of rural roads and a few motorways (last day rush for ferry so 300 miles at Mway limit) keeping to speed limits and over a total of 1500 miles achieved 45mpg.

Oh and all three cars were/are manual by the way

I have to say that didn’t think the new engine would be so different but I am so glad that I changed back, the 1.4 in my opinion, is a far better engine than the new 1.5. Smoother, perkier, no hesitation and more economical.


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