3 Common Volkswagen Transmission Problems


3 Common Volkswagen Transmission ProblemsVolkswagen has long been a favorite import of American drivers, starting with the classic Beetle, which remains as a stable in the VW lineup. But as with any vehicle manufacturer there are often problems that become apparent after vehicles hit the street. On late model Jettas, GTIs and Eos the following transmission issues have been repeatedly documented by drivers, so it is important to be aware of these issues in order to have them repairs before they become a burden that may lead to a breakdown or in some cases, an auto accident. If you suffer any of these issues or believe the be experiencing symptoms of another problem be sure to speak with Volkswagen mechanic right away to have VW transmission repair performed.

Fault Clutch Component

There is a part in the clutch system within the Mechtronic unit that has been noted to cause sudden and unnecessary downshifts. If you experience odd shifting from your transmission don't hesitate to contact a VW mechanic right away as this can cause control and safety issues for your vehicle.

Solenoid Failure

There is a solenoid in affected transmissions called the N89 solenoid that has been known to fail, resulting in unnecessary shifting. The most common problem is the transmission shifting into gear 1 when it is trying to shift into gear 4. The failed solenoid causes the transmission to get stuck when shifting into 4th gear, and so it moves into 1st as a default. This causes a sudden and dangerous deceleration, which feel as if the brakes were quickly engaged.

Faulty Temperature Sensor

Volkswagens using the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) system have been found to have a faulty temperature sensor that illuminates a warning light on the dashboard. In some instances the sensor results in the transmission unexpectedly shifting into neutral causing a loss in power which can be very dangerous while traveling down the road.

While many of Volkswagen's systems are cutting edge, like any car, truck or SUV problems do arise. If you need Volkswagen transmission repair in Upper Saddle River or throughout Bergen County head to Gold Seal Transmissions. We service all makes and models of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs. Give our ASE certified technicians a call at (201) 746-4201 to make an appointment for expert transmissions service in Upper Saddle River.

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Written By Brian Corey

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