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Hi there, read your comment about the extended warranty VW offered for the DSG tranny as I am having trouble with mine. The indicator flashed on 3 occasions when I tried to use reverse and by accident I discovered that shutting the engine off would stop the flashing and reverse would then work. The other day it started flashing as I was driving down the road.
Anyway, I contacted the local dealer and inquired about the ext. warranty and he said I was covered. Yeah!! He said it was probably the medtronic unit was bad and that it was normally about a $2,700.00 repair!! Wow!! It goes in the shop this afternoon.
I've only had the car about 6 weeks and it's the first VW I've ever owned, so I hope like heck I don't have any more trouble from it!!
It's a 1 owner 09 Lux with only 36k miles on it.
 

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As I mentioned in another thread, the Mechatronics in my 2012 Eos was recently replaced. It made a huge difference in the cars driveability. One thing that I've been noticing over the past few months is a shudder when releasing the break and about to accelerate. It feels like a clutch grabbing. DOes this seam normal?

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As an update to my earlier post, the shudder has gotten a worse over time. I purchased this car as a certified used and I'm convinced that the first owner drove it hard. Originally the dealer said it was normal, but then acquiesced and replaced the clutch pack. So far, so good and it drives great. I'm hoping that it stays this way. They also reset the DSG adaptation, which has improved the drive-ability in the past, so I'm hoping for the best.
On to an oil consumption problem now. They are presently doing a consumption test...
 

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I bought a 2012 EOS in April 2017. I drove it for 5 months, has 64,000 miles. At this time, I noticed that the automatic shifting was "slipping" then would "clunk" into gear. I took it to the VW dealership in Daytona Beach. After looking at the transmission they told me that they saw "metal shavings in the fluid". Told me that it would cost $7100 for it to be repaired. They don't know how it got there, blah blah blah. I have a loan on this car! I called headquarters and they "looked" into it. They responded "there is nothing we can do for you". I'm like "SERIOUSLY??"
I'm am soooooooooooooooo disgusted. I have owned Toyotas all my life and now I decided to buy a Volkswagen, this???? They can't stand behind their product???
 

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That sounds like my car, PNRD flashing, gears not engaging, engine light on. I love this Eos but I'm tired of spending money at a mechanic that tells me nothing is wrong with the transmission. Should've checked here first and used my money on a new car.
 

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Transmission problems like this are not good when you have no warranty. :( Even with warranty it should not be relied on for serious transmission problems. What to do? Dealer repairs with no warranty will cost plenty. IMHO I would see if there is an independent DSG specialist who can help, at least confirm why they fail to make sure any replacement part isn't going to have the same problem. If V.W give100k miles warranty on their replacement units you can suspect they have changed or fixed something? You may be able to get your unit repaired or replaced with a repaired (upgraded/modified) unit. - but you won't get that from a V.W stealer :confused: I guess trying to transplant a used stick change unit would be too complicated?
 

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Transmission problems like this are not good when you have no warranty. :( Even with warranty it should not be relied on for serious transmission problems. What to do? Dealer repairs with no warranty will cost plenty. IMHO I would see if there is an independent DSG specialist who can help, at least confirm why they fail to make sure any replacement part isn't going to have the same problem. If V.W give100k miles warranty on their replacement units you can suspect they have changed or fixed something? You may be able to get your unit repaired or replaced with a repaired (upgraded/modified) unit. - but you won't get that from a V.W stealer :confused: I guess trying to transplant a used stick change unit would be too complicated?


AFAIK VW don’t supply any spares for their DSG boxes other than mechatronic units, clutch kits, DMF,s, and service items. Luckily most DSG,s are very reliable on the whole, it’s usually the mechatronic unit which fails first as the rubber solenoid seals harden with age. The early 1.4 engines fitted with the 7 speed wet clutch had problems with clutch pack shims failing, that was sorted by 2013?.

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Our reciently aquired 2010 EOS with DSG has this chuga chuga chuga when starting off from a standing start. The transmission functions perfectly as long as I don't come to a complete stop. The dealer we purchased it from says, "they all do that." but I find it very uncomfortable to drive in traffic. Should I be finding an independent VW mechanic?
 

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Our reciently aquired 2010 EOS with DSG has this chuga chuga chuga when starting off from a standing start. The transmission functions perfectly as long as I don't come to a complete stop. The dealer we purchased it from says, "they all do that." but I find it very uncomfortable to drive in traffic. Should I be finding an independent VW mechanic?


Your DSG gear box should be smooth as silk, if there is a judder it could be the clutches and if you can feel the gear changes in normal driving mode it’s probably the mechatronic unit playing up IMHO.

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Thanks Mick,

I think I knew the answer before I asked. I made an appointment with a local transmission shop to have a look at it.
I have a feeling this is going to be selling a kidney on flea bay expensive.

Jeff
 

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Good news, the transmission shop put it on their machine and checked the function of the transmission and it is functioning normally. However I've got a bad coil pack, the engine is shuddering causing confusion within the transmission. It is only doing this just off idle. Booked it in for a tune up and having the bad coil replaced. yipee
 

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Good news, the transmission shop put it on their machine and checked the function of the transmission and it is functioning normally. However I've got a bad coil pack, the engine is shuddering causing confusion within the transmission. It is only doing this just off idle. Booked it in for a tune up and having the bad coil replaced. yipee


Nice one glad your problem is being sorted much more cheaper than a new gearbox.

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It gets even better. It was 2 injectors causing the misfire not the coil pack and they are covered by an extended warranty from VW. Total Cost, Zero
 

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It gets even better. It was 2 injectors causing the misfire not the coil pack and they are covered by an extended warranty from VW. Total Cost, Zero





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Update, The chugging upon take off came back the next day. I couldn't find an independent transmission shop that would touch the DSG so I ended up back at the dealer. They told me this morning (they had the car 3 weeks) the mechatronic unit was replaced and it "runs like a dream" now. Time will tell. repair was just shy of $2500
 
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