Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter on Volkswagen Passat

A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Average mileage: 85,400 (38,000–144,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
13 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
22 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
started with 2nd to 3rd gear and has become more common in 3 to 4 and 4 to 6 gear changes.
L hear a clunking noise when I let up on the gas or step on it.
check engine light on due to faulty torque converter
TCC open and check engine light on. Dealer says only solution re and re TC and gaskets and such
2003 Volkswagen Passat- 2WD60,000
Felt like a hard miss at 30-40 mph; could have been engine or transmission. Had it hooked up to read codes...."TCC".. torque converter clutch..ouch..this is gonna be expensive, but check engine light never came on.
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