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Check engine light is on with a lightning bolt. not

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check engine light is on with a lightning bolt. not flashing, just on. it is a 2008 A4 3.2L convt. reluctant to shift into reverse and will not shift out of 1st gear...seems to be limited to about 2K RPM and allof the "gear option lights" are are illuminated...any clue what to do.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

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A scan test is needed to see what faults are stored and most likely its the transmission is at issue here ?

can you get a scan and let me know what codes are stored?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am traveling(by plane ) and can get them Friday
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

that will be fine just post all codes prefer full body scan!!!! VAG COM preferred

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will get back to you Fri, thanks
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

my pleasure!!