I'm curious as to if this has happened to a standard RS 3 ?
Everything I've found to date with both the TTRS and RS3 with 7-speed S-Tronic and launch control (LC) suggests bolt failure across the threads in the 'fixed' coupling seat - as shown:
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Other failures have been both centre bearing and twisted cardan-shaft and that again is excessive torque; Nm and not PS. It does appear that where the bolts don't break then the shaft twists/distorts: gone are the days when you could SPIN the wheels to release all that lovely TORQUE; it now just GRIPS...
Excessive use of launch control (LC) needs to be avoided, something were were told authoritatively at an Audi Experience day at Silverstone (Frank Schmickler) earlier this year, and I think we now know why...
Yep have also heard of standard cars that it happened too, remember a chap with an rs3 that only had 300 odd miles on it. Same story with someone with a tt rs plus.
Audi talking b*llocks as usual, the tried to do the same thing when it came to the squealing brakes fix
Spot on billyali86 ,I'm another one that don't believe a word they say,as I've said in previous posts,problems with no solutions is par for the course with Audi Its just the tip of the iceberg the cases that are reported on forums .These propshaft issues are going to turn into the same fiasco as the squeaky brake syndrome did ,the worst part about it is lots of cars will be out of manufacturers warranty and could leave owners with a large bill.