I have about 6000 miles on my 2011 TDI with DSG. The DSG has been working fine with no real issues yet. About 1 month ago I went to the dealer to get the 37G2 – DSG Software Update. Shortly after I got that update, it was suspended for some reason. Now a new update is out to replace that update, which I am scheduled to get Jan 7th.
Shortly after I got the 37G2 update, I have starting a very faint whining noise in the DSG. It is always under 2000 rpm, and usually when you are in a high gear for your speed, and either coasting or lightly accelerating. I have confirmed it happening in 2nd 5th and 6th, but I wouldn't be surprised if it happen in 3rd and 4th as well. It is so faint that you really can't hear it unless the radio is off. You would also have to be very attentive, and in tune with the car to hear it. I have tried having several people listen for it, and they can't hear it. It is pretty intermittent, but happens several times during my 50 mile daily commute.
I am not sure if this noise is normal or not, and it wouldn't bother me if it was normal. I am worried if I take it into VW, they won't be able to detect it and fix it. My biggest worry is that it is just the beginning of something big, and that it will fail out of warranty. I hope that driving this long on that 37G2 update that was suspended didn't cause any perm damage to the DSG.
Also on a side note, Do the clutches on DSGs wear out like they do on Manual Transmissions. If you are moving very slowly with your foot on the brake (Like in heavy traffic) does the DSG "Ride the Clutch" like you would do in a manual transmission and create additional ware?