Called the Audi hotline on the press release and spoke to Antoine.
Gave him my vin, he know all about the dsg recall and that the parameters haven't been released yet. He asked if I was experienced symtoms and I gave my run down. He took my number and said he would schedule a call back and let me know thursday or friday when he finds out. He was very helpfull, so we'll see what happens.
I deposited my car for service today and told the service rep about my problems, the mech-u service program, gave him my log of problems I had kept...
After they diagnosed it he called me and said that they did a reset of all the values in the Mech-u. They also check my temp sensor and declared it "ok". I asked if he knew anything more about the mech-u recall that isn't a recall and gave me an interesting explanation:
He said Audi and VW will issue a re-call and sometimes the first they hear about it is in the news. Sometimes they will get a notice and a shipment of parts to deal with an issue and then VW/Audi will send out letters to vehicle owners and it all works out smoothly. Other times a customer will show up with a letter and they will be completely blindsided and not know about the recall and have no parts on hand to deal.
What I got is that patience is a virtue and I'm thinking we wont get any word of true action until VW/Audi can confirm they have enough mech-u's to smoothly cover this action, but this has most likely already been mentioned here.
Also he said they have 2 a3's in the shop now and 1 has been waiting 6 weeks now for a new Mech-u (that old chestnut)
Anyway, just thought I would share my experience. Hopefully all my car needed was a re-set, but I think I will be in the exact same situation in a few hundred or thousand miles.
***Update*** Got the promised call back. Still no word if my particular vin is in the dsg customer service program. they will call me again Thursday with any other info they might have.
***Update again*** They just called back and said their is a campaign
'J8' available for my car and that I just need to schedule a service with a dealer and they'll replace the Mech unit.
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