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Volkswagen GTI, Transmission
#1 of 33 Problem with DSG what to do?
May 04, 2007 (7:16 am)
I'm the proud owner of a Red GLI (GTI clone) with the DSG transmission. I love everything about this car including the power, the looks, the turbo, the color, the seats, the suspension, the steering wheel, the leather, the satelite radio, the 17" wheels and of course the DSG with paddles. But since new it felt "funny" while changing gears, the shifiting RPMs would be different at different days. One day it was stuck on 2nd for a few minutes while the numbers in the dashboard flashed, and I always felt it would fail at any given moment. Eventualy it did and about 8 months ago at only 6 thou miles it would not go into reverse, and make terrible sounds while jumping from 2nd to 4th and then back to 3rd. with a terrible thomping noise and judder at start up.
The dealer replaced the DSG (after 3 weeks) and it has been mostly O.K. but still hunts for gears in a funny manner every now and then. The dealer says it is O.K. but i'm really scared if it fails again out of guarrantee and I will be stuck with a repair bill in excess of $6,000. I love the car more and more but I do not like living with this bad gutt feeling everytime I drive it, BUT I would hate to sell the car and find out it lived many years without problems. Besides I do not know what to replace it with. It now has 15K miles and It will be out of the guarrantee in three months. Any suggestions or similar problems?
#2 of 33 DSG problems
Jun 04, 2007 (12:31 pm)
I will recomend to get the extended warranty from VW. If the already replace the bad one the chances you get another bad one are prity slim. However, have your dealer flash and update your ECU software with the latest from VW. This should fix the jerking.
#3 of 33 Re: DSG problems [mapssi]
Jul 04, 2007 (9:31 am)
Hi, I, too,am having some transmission problems with my 1996 GTI, automatic transmission. Could someone advise me? The garage is telling me that after 1000 miles my car will "reset" itself and correct the thumping I am getting between first and second. I just had this transmission replaced and I am worried that the garage is simply trying to pass the buck. I am afraid I now have another bad transmission and should perhaps request another one instead of messing around with this new "replaced" one. I was also told by VW that the 1996 GTI's cannot be "flashed". Is this true? I was hoping to get it reset at the dealership. It just seems like I am getting the run around. What is your advise, please?
#4 of 33 Transmission run around for my 1996 GTI automatic
Jul 04, 2007 (9:35 am)
Hi, I am having some real problems with my recently purchased 1996 GTI. I just had my transmission replaced with a used transmission; now I have a serious thump between first and second. I am being told that after 1000 miles of driving that my car will "reset" itself and this will be eliminated. Is this true? I was also told that a 1996 GTI cannot be "flashed". I took my car to the VW dealer and was told that this year car cannot be flashed. Is this accurate? Should I get another transmission? Is someone trying to snowball me? What do you suggest....anyone? How much is a new transmission?
Jul 05, 2007 (8:01 am)
vw vortex and post away. you'll def get some help there.
#6 of 33 Re: go to: [eldaino]
Jul 05, 2007 (12:01 pm)
Thanks so much; I will see what they have to say! I sure hope I can get some solid advice soon.
#7 of 33 Re: go to: [kathy97]
Jul 06, 2007 (5:43 am)
good i hope it goes well! sometimes you get some rude peeps on there, but for the most part, there are some pretty educated vee dubbers. Best wishes!
#8 of 33 97 gti automatic
Jul 31, 2007 (12:47 pm)
When i put mt 1997 gti automatic in drive it will not take off in first gear,it will only take off in first when i put it in first and the indacater lights that are in the dash that show what gear you are in, all of them light up.And i just replaced the trans,help me before i blow it up.lol
#9 of 33 DSG maintenence cost?
Nov 07, 2007 (10:31 am)
Does anyone have any experience in the extra cost in maintenance and repair for the DSG transmission?
Is it significantly higher than a standard automatic?
#10 of 33 Re: Problem with DSG what to do? [renruz]
Apr 21, 2008 (4:22 pm)
I own a 2008 GTI with DSG and have very rough shifting between gears 1, 2, and 3 frequently.
Was the advice you were given about flashing the ECU fix the problem?