Major Cause No.1 – DSG Clutch Issue
Your DSG gearbox has two clutch packs, one for the odd-numbered gears and one for the even-numbered gears. If either clutch pack fails or is worn you will have issues. Basically, just like a normal gearbox, you need a new clutch.
The problem is that these clutches are not quite as simple as a standard gearbox and require specialist equipment and knowledge to fit them. Plus specialist equipment to program and adapt the new clutch.
On smaller engine cars these DSG clutches are dry clutches with an estimated range of 60 – 70,000 miles. On larger engine cars the DSG gearbox clutches are ‘wet’ which means they live in an oil-based environment. This does improve the clutch wear but creates a problem with contaminated oil. If your car is a 2 litre or above then the DSG clutch oil should be serviced regularly.
Call CCM and book in a fixed price full diagnostic as you don’t want to be rushing into a clutch kit if that is not really the problem.
Major Cause No.2 – Failed Mechatronics Unit
Your gear selection is handled by an electrohydraulic robot called a mechatronics unit.
Mechatronics units fail pretty much as often as the clutches so they are a common failure. The mechatronics units are replaceable, but just like the clutch, we need to be sure which part has failed.
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