Just got this letter in the mail from VW saying that the warranty on the transmission valve body has been extended to 7 years / 100k miles.
The letter says...
"Volkswagen has received customer complaints of affected vehicles that may experience a hard shift from first to second gear, and also from second to third gear."
This is exactly the problem that has been really irritating me, as well as others, ever since I bought my car back in July of 2007. Though I seem to also have the problem when downshifting in lower gears also, but I assume that its probably also related to the transmission valve body.
Further down the letter it says...
"Additionally, the transmission in your vehicle must have been maintained in accordance with the maintenence requirements found in your vehicle owner's manual."
This second part bothers me a little because even though my car only has 27k miles on it, I've had it for 3.5 years and have never taken it in to have it serviced at the dealership. I have always done the servicing myself. I hope any type of servicing on the transmission hasnt been required up till now. I havent done anything to the transmission yet so I hope that helps.
Did anyone else get this letter? Do you think I would have a problem getting the problem fixed under warranty or would they look at how I have never taken the car in for scheduled maintenence as a problem?