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PaulM

Accelerator on new A3

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I've just noticed on my new A3 something slightly odd at the end of the travel on the accelerator pedal.

Basically I push the pedal all the way down (or so it seems) but if I push a bit harder I seem to get an extra 1cm or so of travel (and associated power) after a slight clicking feeling. It feels like it's designed to be like that, rather than being broken, but it's the first time I've come across it on a car so wondered if it's normal or something weird with mine?

I thought maybe it's a safety feature, in that you have to consciously push past that point (which is probably about 90% throttle) to get 100%?

Anyone else noticed this.

Cheers!

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I think you will find it's the 'kick-down' feature. Try in D and I think you will find the DSG will go down to a lower gear as you accelerate. It works like a switch.

Dave R

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A3 2.0 TDI SE DSG

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I have noticed similar. I thought it was like I'd pressed fully down with little resistance, it had kicked down and fully accelerated into top gear and then the pedal "pushes" back up away from the floor and requires more pressure to floor it again. I'll have to try it again sometime.

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Every auto I have ever driven has this feature, it is as said above called "kick down".

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Yes, it's the manual kickdown. When driving in manual mode the car (quite rightly) won't kick down if you accelerate, but if you floor it and press the button, it will kick down.

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