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MY10 GTi 6 speed DSG jumping out of gear

KB1

New member
Hi, lots of threads over the internet but wanted to ask for others experience.

If i'm driving around 10/15kph in D1 or slowing down from D3-> D2 ->D1, sometime it pops out of gear and just flashes 'D' on the dash. I still have drive but only one gear so have to stop and turn off ignition and start again to *fix*. it doesn't happen all that often and I have taken it to the VW garage, and there response was.....needs a new gearbox (so about $7k). Now, i'm not saying they are advising me incorrectly, but, I fail to see how the whole gearbox needs changing if the actual gearbox works in terms of drive. Once i get past the speeds where this jump happens, I never have a problem (in D or S, up/downshift, anything). I've seen the mechatronic pack been mentioned a few times for a lot of the issues people have reported. I didn't ask VW what error they were seeing on the report from the car (no dash warnings come up). If (when) this issue happens and I restart the car, does the memory of the fault get lost (as we've rebooted the car effectively)? I was going to take it to a local specialist but didn't want to hand the car over and them spend 3 days driving it around and it not fail, I just want to know if I can drive it nearby, let it happen, then go to them and get them to plug in and see any error.

Any experience greatly received.

KB
 

Grabbit

Go Kart Newbie
Weird issue for sure. I've not heard of this. Unfortunately without any fault codes or data logs you wont get much help here. It sounds like it could be a Mechatronics issue or a syncro issue. I would advise spending a few hundred on a scan tool or app like VAG-Com/VCDS or OBDEleven. The VAG-Com is the most robust system and they have extensive support and user forums that may be of some help. You might also want to check out these guys in Denmark: http://evosoft.dk/DSGRepair.html
 

KB1

New member
Thanks guys, I'll take it to the specialist nearby and get them to check it over. Anything better than the $7k for a new gearbox fix will be ok 👍

KB
 
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