I am a new passat owner, infact never had a VW before except an old beetle whhen i was a teenager .
I bought a 2000 passat last week that seemed to be in pretty good shape with 240K on it, Drives nice , rides like its on rails actuallly.
On about the second day i reversed out of a parking space and shifted into D a little to quick while rolling, back a little bit (just coming from driving a standard for a few years) it made a little bang and nothing major, But the gear indicater lights all went red. I Shut the car off , let it sit for a min and then restarted it and lights were normal again, and for 2 or 3 days they never went red again. Then yesterday morning after about an hour of driving, they did it again , but ujmthis time i didnt do anything to cause it. Now over the day of driving alot, whenever i shut down the lights would be normal for a bit, then change , or sometime change as soon as you put it im gear. The car sat for a couple hours at supper time , and when i went back out and drove away , it was acting normal , but after a bout a 7 to 10 K drive at around 60 km/h , they all changed to red again while runnning down he road . Today the car sat untill 7 or 8 pm, and when i started it the lights went red as soon as put in gear.
SO I am totally lost here as I dont know these cars at all , especially this type of tranny.
I am not positive that the incident of a rolling reverse into D did anything to damage the trannny, as when it does light up notrmal the tranny shifts smooth as butter and runs great.
I also went down a dirt road a couple days beofre the iussue and went through a couple puddles , very slwly, that were quite deep i would say,Those couple days leadsing up to the proble,m it also rained alot and I have ben diving the car almost non stop since i owned it , and dont have alot of money for repairs at the moment.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my post and I do apprietiatte any help that I can get on the problem