Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Emergency release operation

When driving
Fig. 85 Emergency release at the lower left

When driving
Fig. 86 Emergency release at the upper right

Depending on the version, the emergency release will be located under the shifter boot, either to the lower left or to the upper right.

The procedure differs depending on the version.

Emergency release at the lower left

  • Press and hold the yellow release button on the side with a screwdriver.
  • Now press the unlock button on the selector lever and move the selector lever to the "N" position.

Emergency release at the upper right

  • Insert the screwdriver into the opening of the yellow release lever.
  • Using the screwdriver, carefully pull the release lever all the way back and hold it in this position.
  • Now press the unlock button on the selector lever and move the selector lever to the "N" position.

Messages

The following messages may appear depending on the vehicle equipment:

Transmission: malfunction! Safely stop vehicle

Do not continue driving. Stop the vehicle as soon as possible in a safe location and secure it so it does not roll. See an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.

Transmission: too hot. Please stop vehicle

Do not continue driving. Select "P" and contact an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.

Transmission: too hot. Please adapt driving style

The transmission temperature has increased significantly.

Drive very cautiously or take a break from driving until the temperature returns to the normal range and the indicator light turns off.

Transmission: malfunction! You can continue driving. See owner's manual

There is a system malfunction in the transmission.

You may continue driving. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility soon to have the malfunction corrected.

Transmission: malfunction! You can continue driving with limited function. Please contact Service

There is a system malfunction in the transmission.

The transmission is switching to emergency mode. This mode only shifts into certain gears or may no longer shift at all. The engine may stall.

Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

Transmission: malfunction! You can continue driving with limited function. No reverse gear

There is a system malfunction in the transmission.

The transmission is switching to emergency mode. This mode only shifts into certain gears or may no longer shift at all. The engine may stall.

You cannot engage the reverse gear. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

Transmission: malfunction! You can continue driving in D until engine is off

There is a system malfunction in the transmission.

The transmission is switching to emergency mode. If you turn the engine off, you will not be able to select any other gears after restarting the engine. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

Danger of rolling away! P not possible.

Please apply parking brake

  • The parking lock was released using the emergency release. Or
  • The parking lock can no longer be engaged.

    Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected. Secure the vehicle against rolling before exiting the vehicle.

Clutch: malfunction! Please contact service

There is an ongoing malfunction in the clutch.

The engine torque that can be transferred is reduced.

You may continue driving. Avoid using the clutch in any way that will place a heavy load on it. Do not let the clutch rub for a long time. Drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

Clutch: temperature too high. Adapt driving style

There is a malfunction in the clutch. The engine torque that can be transferred is reduced. You may continue driving. Avoid using the clutch in the future in any way that will place a heavy load on it. Do not let the clutch rub for a long time.

The indicator light turns off once the clutch is fully operable again.

Clutch: check pedal. You can continue driving

The clutch is not transferring all of the engine torque. If necessary, remove your foot from the clutch pedal.

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