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Hello All,

Im having difficulty working my Tiptronic system today.

As we had lots of snow, I engaged the low range and comfortably made my way out. No excessive speed - just careful driving of up to 40km/h.

After the conditions got better, I reverted back to the normal 'on road' mode (in neutral), but the low range transmission still feels as though it is partially engaged. It sometimes then reverts back to a mode of drive (with a 'D' in the dashboard & not the usual D1/D2/D3 etc), which feels like it is stuck in third gear, with take off very slow.

I asked a mechanic & he said that the system has a memory & it is detecting shifting conditions and automatically applying low range in these circumstances (?).

Has anyone heard of this ? or know how to revert my tiptronic settings back to original ?.

I never want to touch that low range button again :-(

Thanks

Joe

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The only thing I have heard is that the transfer case motor is responsible for switching between low range and high range and locks the transfer case into the range selected. Apparantly when they screw up it usually stays in the range that was last selected. It calls for motor replacement as the cure. I would get underneath and see if there is a chance that the heavy snowfall you have experienced hasn't somehow affected the connections for the transfer case motor and subsequent shifting issues (water entry, contamination). Maybe try switching back and forth as well (high range to low range)and letting everything travel, maybe it will help the issue? Good luck

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