[A4] A4 Tiptronic won't shift out of park

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Tue Mar 4 10:09:16 PST 2008

Tyson Varosyan wrote:
> I have never taken apart your year/model car in this area, but the way
> these things work is pretty simple.

I think you mean "mysteriously".

At lunch, I went out to my car to check it out. Started the engine, put my foot 
on brake pedal, the "foot" light on console went from being off to being lit, 
pressed in the shift button, and, unlike the other day, this time the shift 
lever easy slid into reverse, just like it has always done. ?!?

It's 45F here. On Sunday it was below freezing. Maybe something got wet and 
froze, preventing the shift lever from moving. Or maybe the Audi gods were just 
having some fun at my expense.

Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I'll keep them close at hand.

Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic, :)
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'91 200 TQA #1, undecided
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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