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    Thread: The "Unofficial" DSG Issues Thread

    1. 10-24-2008 10:03 PM #26
      2008 r32
      15,000mi
      interesting to see people having the same issues as me and having them actually fixed by replacing the mechatronics unit. I went to my dealer twice and they were like "its just a dsg characteristic." it pisses me off and makes me regret buying the car. I'm gonna go to another dealer and mention this to them and see if I can get mine fixed too. thanks a lot guys(and gals).
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    2. 10-27-2008 06:42 PM #27
      Just went to the dealership today. got my mechatronic ordered!! hopefully no more jerky shifts. I wonder if this problem continue, will it eventually kill the DSG or permanent damage to trans?

    3. 10-28-2008 04:45 PM #28
      2006 GTI
      32,000 miles
      Absolutely NO DSG problems to date. I love this transmission every time I drive the car. I am, however, not looking forward to the 40,000 mile service. I think the quote came to just shy of a Grand.
      On a side note, I see lots of posts of 6 S Manuals losing the clutch at less than 30,000, as well as a few busted slave cylinders. No transmission is totally problem free.

    4. 10-30-2008 11:05 PM #29
      Yeah, we're paying Mercedes service prices for our VW's service. Had I not chosen to have the DSG service done early at 35K miles (price: $380.00), my 40K service would have cost over $1500 since I needed new rear brakes at the same time. I've spent over $2000 for routine maintenance on my GLI in 2008 alone. Kinda detracts from the good gas mileage I get.

    5. 11-05-2008 06:46 PM #30
      Dropped my car off at the dealership to get the so called mechatronic change.. few hours later got a call saying that "the mechatronic they ordered for is somewat a faulty one and its the only one in the country right now." now i have to wait at least a week for the new one. any1 experience this kind of issue?

    6. 11-25-2008 07:13 PM #31
      08GTI
      14,000mi
      Mechatronics unit #2 (Had first one swapped out at 5000mi)

    7. 12-01-2008 09:23 AM #32
      2008 Gti DSG
      Cannot accelerate smoothly in reverse gear....almost like the cluth engages and disengages the whole time (looks like a new driver trying to drive a manual car )
      Forward gear are OK but I do have the odd hard shift...luckliy not often at all and only under very specific circumstances.

    8. 12-08-2008 08:45 AM #33
      2006 GTI DSG 35K
      Reverse feels like a monkey humping a football.
      PRNDS lights blink when a gear is selected (some times, not all the time).
      Hesitation to downshift when gratuitous throttle is applied in D mode. In fact, when you do this, it has the tendency to chose a gear so low, that I can cut the traction loose.
      In S mode the car will surge coming to a stop sign (my guess is that it's when the clutch disengages and the engine braking releases, not so much a power thing, but still a bit bizarre).

    9. 12-09-2008 02:36 PM #34
      Heres some pics from a customer car of the "DMF". Has about 1 1/8 inch play in it, he had the same issue stated above: noise emitting from DP area on the DSG at an idle, shuttering from a start, whinning noise in first. I had contacted techline (as is the protacall for trans issues w/ DSG) and they want me to chase fueling issue's with his TDI. Well the second time in i got my Service Manager to sign off on just pulling the trans, heres what i found.


      Putting in a new DMF today...

    10. 12-09-2008 03:31 PM #35
      My reverse is also particularly bad Other gears some fine with the odd rough shift. Will have it checked out at the next service as the car is still new.

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      12-11-2008 01:19 PM #36
      06' GTI
      60K mi
      Studdering, banging noises, and minor hp lunge when the DSG downshifts when the clutch disengages from 1rst coming to a stop. VW said it was normal but when they reset my MCU the problem dissappeared, now 15k mi later the symptoms are back and im **** outta warranty.
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      12-14-2008 02:31 AM #37
      So i've had this problem for a really long time and not sure if it's something that I should be concerned about, here it is.
      MKV R32, 10k miles
      1. During stop and go traffic, sometimes when I hit the gas, there will be a slight hesitation, the RPM will drop below idle to like 300 rpm, then jump back up to like 1000 rpm in an instant, you can hear clunking noise and the car has a big jerk
      2. The moment that I come to a complete stop, or right before a complete stop, the same would happen, drop below idle, spike back up a bit and the car jerks
      3. From R-D, same thing, drop below idle, spike back up a bit and the car jerks
      All 3 problems only happens occasionaly, like once or twice a week for each scenario. Took it to the dealer and they couldn't duplicate the problem....as always,
      Anyone else have the same problem or know what this might be?
      I drive in D most of the time if that helps.
      My own wildest guess is that since DSG is a twin clutch, it sometimes gets confused on which gear I am trying to get to next or should I be in neutral etc etc and hence the jerk cause it might placed me in somewhere that's not where I wanted it to be and then when it realized and changed the gear accordingly, the jerk happeend. Not a mechanic or anything, just my throwing possibilities out there, which I could be totally wrong

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      12-27-2008 11:26 PM #38
      (see my post in this forum)
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      58k
      Had a major DSG Cut (punch the gas, realize you have depressed the accelerator too far, let up on accelerator, the depress accelerator slightly, the DSG freezes briefly, not know if your stopping or accelerating).
      From my post in this forum, I have went from thinking the issue was ABS related to being DSG related.
      Last week I lower my tire pressure and now my short squeals at the shift points is all over the place (more traction with lower tire pressure?). At the higher tire pressure the short squeals happened under medium to WOT acceleration from a stop.
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    14. 12-31-2008 01:15 PM #39
      1. 2005 A3
      2. 39K
      Most of the time I experience a jerkiness going from gears 1-2-3 in D mode. Higher gears are smooth.
      Is this normal or is something not right? If I use the paddles and allow the engine higher revs before changing it seems to be smoother in the lower gears.
      I've only recently bought the car and it was serviced by Audi 4 months ago, which involved changing the trans fluid so I assume this is normal for DSG

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      01-14-2009 12:27 AM #40
      2008 GTI
      15,000mi
      On my 2nd Mechatronics unit which has been re-adapted 3 times. Bucking when accelerating slowly, looks like a n00b on a 6spd. Rough upshifts whether in Manual Mode or Drive. Rough downshifts all the time, sometimes causes the brakes to lock and ABS to kick in. Seems like the clutch doesn't want to disengage and makes a clunking noise when coming to a stop. When pulling away from a stop light/sign the car will SLOWLY accelerate into the middle of the intersection at which point decide it needs to do more downshifting (which causes the car to stop for about 3-5 seconds) then it catches and drives normally. The dealership now says my car works within spec and they won't repair it anymore - people who drive my car that I haven't mentioned the problem to ask me, "what's wrong with your car?"
      Am I alone here or are we starting to see a pattern?
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    16. 01-30-2009 05:30 PM #41


      1. 06 VW NEW GTI
      2. 36K
      3. I noticed that there was a bit of a delay when shifting from 3rd to 4th in Auto mode. Took it in last weekend and I was advised that the mechatronic had to be replaced. It's been ordered, however, I have a feeling It'll be a while before I see her again. Thank goodness for warranty!
      I must say I am a bit disappointed with the GTI in terms of quality. This is the 3rd time I've taken it in for a transmission related issue. I take care of my car quite well. Very rarely do I ever use manual mode (except when I'm on the highway, of course ). Performance-wise, it's one of the best cars I've ever driven...an absolute joy to drive! It's just sad that I may end up getting rid of the car before my warranty expires just to avoid any more costs due to faulty craftsmanship.

    17. 02-02-2009 07:56 AM #42


      1. 06 VW NEW GTI
      2. 36K
      3. I noticed that there was a bit of a delay when shifting from 3rd to 4th in Auto mode. Took it in last weekend and I was advised that the mechatronic had to be replaced. It's been ordered, however, I have a feeling It'll be a while before I see her again. Thank goodness for warranty!
      I must say I am a bit disappointed with the GTI in terms of quality. This is the 3rd time I've taken it in for a transmission related issue. I take care of my car quite well. Very rarely do I ever use manual mode (except when I'm on the highway, of course ). Performance-wise, it's one of the best cars I've ever driven...an absolute joy to drive! It's just sad that I may end up getting rid of the car before my warranty expires just to avoid any more costs due to faulty craftsmanship.

    18. 02-07-2009 08:12 PM #43
      im lookin at getin a 98.5 a4 i believe it has a dsg tranny. when driving it randomly revs up and jerks the car.
      what could be the problem?

    19. 02-08-2009 06:13 PM #44
      06 Passat TDI with 80.000km on the gearbox.
      No problems at all and pulling strong at all the 180 horses with 390Nm
      Altough the mechatronic was changed once about 60k ago because the RPM's were not quite stable at a constant speed on the cruise control.
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      02-08-2009 06:55 PM #45
      Quote, originally posted by southcountycustoms »
      im lookin at getin a 98.5 a4 i believe it has a dsg tranny. when driving it randomly revs up and jerks the car.
      what could be the problem?

      I dont' think it's possible for a 98.5 a4 to have dsg....unless it's custom work

    21. 02-10-2009 05:44 PM #46
      oh thats just what i was told i doubt it has it then the po isnt to car savvy . lol well thanks anyways

    22. 02-11-2009 05:56 PM #47
      First DSG issue.
      06 tdi bug
      34k Cracked case. Replaced whole tranny. No problems on that unit except fluid leak due to wrong bolt in the tranny mount bolt.
      09 TDT Jetta 1.5k and a bit more than 3 weeks on the clock. Clunking and crap from day one. At dealer for some diagnosis. No codes as of yet reported by the ECM or the TCM.
      After all the crap that went wrong with the 06 I'm requesting a new car. VW fit and finish sucked on the 06 bug. At this point I'm thinking so do their products. Second VW and second one with major mechanical problems.
      I might go back to Ford since they have 2 cars on the most reliable list. The Americans get it now what happened to the Germans??????

    23. 02-20-2009 01:38 PM #48
      2008 VW R32
      - Hesitation and stall at the light.
      - Hiccups on the highway
      Opened a case with VW Customer Care
      Filed reports with;
      - Consumer Protection Agency
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      - NHTSA
      http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/

    24. 02-23-2009 10:12 AM #49
      Try performing basic settings with gearbox @ 30c temp. In park with foot on brake, 04/61 hold brakes until test is done, caution: it will engage in several gears. Then 04/60 with foot on brakes.When basic is done shift into drive several times from park and then reverse several times. perform road test for approx 10 miles be sure to up-shift and downshift through all six gears at least six times. Over time the DSG gearbox may need to be re-adapted due to normal mechanical wear. Oil pressure,clutch engagement,shift fork travel,speed senders,ect. procedure can be done at dealer, or with vag com. this will fix some driveability concerns. check gearbox electronics for an implausible shift sequence fault.

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      02-23-2009 10:43 AM #50
      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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