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    Thread: The "Unofficial" DSG Issues Thread

    1. Member Kid Hobo's Avatar
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      03-09-2009 07:51 PM #51
      Quote, originally posted by Mikes72sb »
      1. 08 GTI
      2. approx 8200 miles
      3. About a week ago, the trans started to slam into gear from a dead stop (all modes). All other gears are smooth. Reverse is OK. Bringing the car to the dealer tomorrow after work.

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      03-14-2009 10:05 PM #52
      08 gti 27k on it
      lurches from stop
      hard up shifts
      hard downshifts when coming to stop
      reverse is incredibly lurchy
      reading this thread makes me regret opting for the dsg so bad
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      03-16-2009 12:53 PM #53
      I had planed to get a MKIV GTI. But after reading through this posting, I may have to consider something other than the GTI.
      Is anyone having good luck with the DSG transmission?
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    4. 03-17-2009 06:29 AM #54
      1. 2008 Passat 2.0 TDI 170PS
      2. 9,000 miles
      3. Jerk when pulling away in 1st gear, lurching in reverse, slow gearchanges when at low speed, rolling back on anything steeper than a slight incline when still in gear, car jerky and rev counter fluctuating when in cruise control going down slight incline on motorway.
      Been to 2 dealers. Both apparently 'flash updated' the software, but no solution. Issue now with VW Customer Service in UK.
      30th March 2009. Took it into the third dealer and they have ordered a new Mechatronic Unit. 10 days to 3 weeks for the part, but my fingers are crossed that this will solve the problem.


      Modified by lozzer at 7:20 AM 3-30-2009

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      03-18-2009 11:53 AM #55
      Quote, originally posted by tagsvags »
      Is anyone having good luck with the DSG transmission?

      You do realize that this thread is specifically for people who have had or are currently having PROBLEMS with their DSG, right?
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      03-18-2009 11:55 AM #56
      After a 3rd trip to the dealer, they have diagnosed my car as having a bad mechatronics unit. 7-14 days to get here. I they gave me the car back and I will return to VW when the unit gets in.
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    7. 03-19-2009 11:11 AM #57
      My dealer didn't even know what a DSG was or a Beetle, apparently. I had to tell him everything that was wrong, how to fix it, and that he had to order it. He kept saying there weren't any in the world. I told him order it and they'll make one. He replaced the alternator hoping that would fix it. I told him it wasn't the problem. So I'm waiting. I don't think it will be as quick as two weeks, though. Everyone that has had one changed out says 3 weeks minimum. We will see. Guess I didn't need the 3000 bucks anyways, right?

    8. 03-19-2009 12:46 PM #58
      Quote, originally posted by tagsvags »
      Is anyone having good luck with the DSG transmission?

      Lots of us, though we typically don't post in the 'issues thread'.

    9. 03-23-2009 02:32 PM #59
      1. GTI - 2007
      2. 15,000 miles
      3. Faulty Mechatronics - Driving from a dead stop the engine will surge. Driving in reverse will also surge pretty badly. Dealer in Sunrise VW says they will replace the part. 2-3 day delivery from Germany.

    10. 03-23-2009 03:02 PM #60
      2-3 Days if they have them and that's fast shipping. They are all backordered, or so my dealer says. Everyone on here who's had a new mechatronics unit has had to wait 3 weeks minimum. I'm on week 2 now. Good luck.

    11. 03-24-2009 12:34 PM #61
      I'll post a follow up when or if it will happen in a few days.

    12. 03-25-2009 02:59 PM #62

      After reading this thread, I'm not sure if I should reconsider the purchase of a DSG GTI ?

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      03-26-2009 12:16 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by luciano136 »
      After reading this thread, I'm not sure if I should reconsider the purchase of a DSG GTI ?

      Well, you ARE reading a thread dedicated entirely to people having problems with their DSG. I would still buy a car with the DSG trans, and I plan on it, too.
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    14. 03-26-2009 12:27 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by Mikes72sb »
      Well, you ARE reading a thread dedicated entirely to people having problems with their DSG. I would still buy a car with the DSG trans, and I plan on it, too.

      I know, I just want one anyway . I've decided to buy the minimum extended warranty that covers everything related to DSG. If it does break during that time, which will be sometime before 100k mi, I'll sell it before the warranty is over. If it doesn't break, it probably won't and I might keep the car past the extended warranty time.
      That's my new plan

    15. 03-28-2009 09:29 PM #65
      Heh, this sucks.
      I've been having the same problem with my DSG. Hard shifts, big problems with lurching, especially in reverse. People asking what the hell's wrong with my driving, etc.
      Guess after reading this thread and this http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4072270, I'm taking it in for the long process of hoping it gets fixed.

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      04-06-2009 04:11 PM #66
      Update: Since having my Mech unit replaced at 5k miles I have now put on about 5k more miles. Everything is working perfect as operation is smooth as butta. Hopefully this thread has helped people resolve their issues. Good luck guys [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    17. 04-06-2009 04:42 PM #67
      Quote, originally posted by Akira »
      Update: Since having my Mech unit replaced at 5k miles I have now put on about 5k more miles. Everything is working perfect as operation is smooth as butta. Hopefully this thread has helped people resolve their issues. Good luck guys [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      My dealer ordered a new mech unit for me too. Hasn't come in yet, but hey, hopefully that will solve the problem.

    18. 04-06-2009 04:56 PM #68
      TOmorrow is 3 weeks since my dealer ordered my mechatronics unit. Probably won't come in for another 3 but I'm trying to be patient. I can't wait to get it back all smooth running like everyone says!

    19. 04-07-2009 01:31 PM #69
      i've been having the same issues as everyone else is on here. lurching forward when coming to a stop and then the jerky start from a dead stop. i brought it to the dealer and they could not reproduce the issue even though i drove 30 minutes or so to get there (engine was warm). the service manager told me it was "vw's way of conserving gas when slowing down"
      I scheduled an appointment with the head mechanic there tomorrow to go for a ride with him. should i just tell them up from that they should check the mech unit or go through the motions and see what they eventually come up with?

    20. 04-07-2009 01:37 PM #70
      Quote, originally posted by crabbedcarp »
      i've been having the same issues as everyone else is on here. lurching forward when coming to a stop and then the jerky start from a dead stop. i brought it to the dealer and they could not reproduce the issue even though i drove 30 minutes or so to get there (engine was warm). the service manager told me it was "vw's way of conserving gas when slowing down"
      I scheduled an appointment with the head mechanic there tomorrow to go for a ride with him. should i just tell them up from that they should check the mech unit or go through the motions and see what they eventually come up with?

      Find a hill. It's very hard to reproduce the problem on flat ground depending on how you drive. But it's REALLY obvious when you are going up a hill forwards or backwards. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      04-07-2009 05:53 PM #71
      Quote, originally posted by 334lif3 »
      Find a hill. It's very hard to reproduce the problem on flat ground depending on how you drive. But it's REALLY obvious when you are going up a hill forwards or backwards. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Great advice, definitely have them test it on an incline with slight pedal pressure at slow speeds for the surging issue. Keep us posted!

    22. 04-07-2009 07:49 PM #72
      Quote, originally posted by Akira »
      Great advice, definitely have them test it on an incline with slight pedal pressure at slow speeds for the surging issue. Keep us posted!


      Thanks, I definitely will. Hopefully, I'll have this issue resolved tomorrow.

    23. 04-08-2009 01:11 PM #73
      Well just got back from the dealer. We were able to replicate the issues I've been experiencing, however once they popped the hood they noticed an intake. They told me the issues are due to the tab I ended up breaking on the maf sensor that the cable attaches to. I told them I was skeptical of this, and asked what happens when I still have the issues after it's replaced and they replied "well, you won't get your money back for the maf sensor. But we will go from there if that's the case". Either way, I was going to get it replaced in the future, but would this be the culprit?

    24. 04-08-2009 01:17 PM #74

      An intake issue like a bad MAF sensor would mess up the air-fuel mixture and the Check Engine Light would come on. I have my doubts this would cause a jerky transmission...

    25. 04-08-2009 01:25 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by luciano136 »
      An intake issue like a bad MAF sensor would mess up the air-fuel mixture and the Check Engine Light would come on. I have my doubts this would cause a jerky transmission...

      so where do i go from here? i pick up my car in about an hour since they're doing the 10k service.

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