Imagine this scenario. You've been driving a manual transmission vehicle for the last 15 years. You finally make a decision to get yourself in a NEW 2012 AUTO/DSG B7 Passat SEL. While Driving to you find yourself needing to downshift. You instinctively reach for the Shifter and attempt to throw it in 3rd gear while pressing a clutch pedal that is not there.
What I thought was 3rd gear was actually Reverse. Nothing really happened. The car just coasted as I immediately realized what I have done and shifted back into drive.
There was no loud clunk, explosion or what not. The car simply engaged back into drive and drove normally.
So before anyone beats me up over this. Yes it was a stupid idiot mistake. Aside from that my question is..
Is there any unforeseeable damage to the DSG Tranny that I am not seeing. My understanding after some reading is that most modern vehicles have an inhibitor for idiot mistakes such as this. But I found nothing related to the DSG.