Twin clutching at straws
I amthinking of buying a used Vwgolf diesel or petrol DSG auto, but I have heard that they had a problem with their DSG autos. What years are affected, what models, and is there any guarantee to cover this?
Craig, email Having fielded many reports of the DSG gearbox playing up, we have reservations about it. Owners have reported clunky shifting, selection of the wrong gears, even selecting neutral. We also have a copy of a service alert to dealers about oil penetrating the gearbox wiring loom and affecting the operation of the gearbox. The alert notes the following possible problems: Gearbox does not change correctly and intermittently jumps between gears; gearbox changes are hard and jerky; gearbox jerks in overrun during a gear change. We have also had more than one report of the gearbox going into neutral, in one case when a driver was making a right turn, leaving him exposed to oncoming traffic. It’s not possible to say whether a car will develop these issues but you should carefully assess the operation of the gearbox when you test drive a car and quiz sellers on
Jack in the gearbox: The Vwgolf