By YOUCANIC on Feb 28, 2019
Audi owners may complain that the transmission is not shifting properly or is not very responsive when you press the gas pedal. In some cases, your Audi may even go into limp mode and no longer change gears.
If your Audi automatic transmission has been having problems changing gears or never seems to not know which gear it should be in, you should try to reset the transmission setting to factory defaults.
If your Audi is an older model year, disconnecting the battery will reset the ECU and Transmission modules. This method will no longer work on newer Audi vehicles.
The next simple step is to reset Audi by pressing the gas pedal.
If the method above does not work on your Audi, the only way to reset the transmission would be with a diagnostic scanner. Below you will find instructions on how to reset Audi transmission settings using various tools.
The best way to reset Audi transmission adaptation values is to use an OBD2 scanner designed for Audi / VW vehicles. Below you will find instructions on how to reset Audi transmission using VAG-COM and VCDS software. Make sure there are no fault codes stored in the ECU or transmission module. Under Engine  and Transmission  go to Basic Settings and reset both Kick Down Alignment and Throttle Body Alignment.
Once the Audi adaptation reset procedure has been completed, drive your Audi carefully for the next few miles.
In some cases, you may still experience problems after the transmission has been reset to factory settings. If that is the case consider updating the software for the transmission control module may resolve erratic shifting. If the problem persists have a mechanic diagnose your Audi automatic transmission.
These instructions work on varius Audi models including A1 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 Q3 Q5 Q7 TT.