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Hello everyone. Our EOS has the dsg transmission. The question i have is about the roll back. Our car will roll back quite a bit on hills and they dont have to be big hills. Now is this normal or does it need to be adjusted ?

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I have wondered the same thing, not so much on hills, but just puting it in park on a slight incline, it rolls back more than I am used to. I have to take mine in for it's first recall in a week or two, I'll have a chat with them then. We have to drive 90 miles to the dealer, so we can't just pop in.

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;) Just saw your question...I too have noticed a slight roll back so I think it is normal, but if unsure talk to your VW dealer. The roll back is minimal and over the years I have noticed this with other cars.
 

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yes mine too

yup mine has the roll thing goin on. but i'm getting used to it. but this is the first car i've ever had that did this. now for all you smart drivers.... please help me understand my DSG. i've had a stick for along time before this and would have preffered it but none anywhere when i got my eos at the end of august. no one has really explained how it works. and what about the S drive. as my son would say i'm technology challeneged. give me something medical and i get the language.... :confused: help
 

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When in "D" the DSG behaves like a normal six-speed automatic. In "S" it changes the up-shift 700 RPM higher. Also, when you are in "S" and in a curve, the transmission holds whatever gear it is in because it thinks you are driving aggressivly and don't want an up-shift in the middle of the corner. When you move the shift lever into the manual position, the transmisson works like a manual without a clutch, with the exception that you move the lever forward to shift up and pull back to down shift. If your Eos has paddles on the steering wheel, then you can shift manually by pulling towards you on the right paddle to up shift and the left paddle to down shift. If, in the manual mode, you forget to shift up or down the transmission will do this for you when you exceed the RPM limit or drop the RPMs too low. Also, if you are in auto-mode and need to hold a gear, like on a steep road, just pull one of the paddles towards you and you will be in manual mode until you exceed the RPM limit.
 

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See the following links -

http://cars.about.com/od/thingsyouneedtoknow/a/ag_howDSGworks.htm

http://media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9753

I believe that the VW DSG system has minimal creep built into the system so you will experience "roll back" on an incline unless you apply some accelerator input to engage a clutch and get a gear engaged. :)
I live in a very hilly area and am not happy with the significant rollback. It's interesting you state that a DSG is not an automatic transmission. I meant to buy an automatic because that's what I want and that's how it was described by VW. I'll take a look at the links you posted.
 
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