Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen GTI High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems
Volkswagen GTI Problem
Average Mileage: 130,491 mi (72,450 mi - 219,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen GTI, 125,000 mi
would not go into reverse had to rebuild tramsmissions
Visitor, 2005 Volkswagen GTI
At 30-35mph car sometimes feels as though iits down shifting from a high gear no check Eng light. Ever comes on. Drives OK in Manuela
Visitor, 2005 Volkswagen GTI, 72,450 mi
Car seems to downshift around 35 mph in auto or manual. Anyone resolve this issue?
my car downshifts at about 35 miles per hr. Feels like its going from 5th gear to first. Doesn't matter if it's in automatic or manual.
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen GTI, 219,000 mi
After service work by local dealer. after a 1200 mile plus trip. Transmission now on occation shifts to neutral.
Fault codes come back
Transmission flid temperatur sensor:
Implausible signal- intermittent
Shift Lock Solenoid:
Open circuit/short circuit to groung-intermittent
Implausible signal- intermittent.
Tranmsion has no noise,no slip evidence, got 28 1/2 MPG
last trip of 1200 miles plus.
Dealer says is not authorized by VW to work on transmission
and is not able to get part from VW.
The bootom line is, the valve body,temprature and gear monotoring sensors are most likely are contaminated with
normal wear ferrus dust from the oil which comes from normal
wear of any turning gears.So replacement of valve body and
temperatur sensor would most likely take care of the problem.
But VW want's to change the transmission to the tune of
aprox, $5231.00.00 for an exchange unit (including labor)so they can turn around and replace these components and sell the transmission to an other sucker for $ 3798.29 plus labor. 80% of my driving is long distances with very little stop and go.
My old Mercedes has in excess of 600,000 miles on the transmission withnormal interval service and has no Problems.
Conclusion is VW's quality stinks to high heaven.
Visitor, 1998 Volkswagen GTI, 103,000 mi
My GTI shifts really late - 4000 to 4500 rpms late, if I don't lift off the accelerator and allow it to shift.
Visitor, 2006 Volkswagen GTI, 170,000 mi
reverse fails noise during shifting
Visitor, 2001 Volkswagen GTI, 119,000 mi
Second time automatic transmission failed. Was rebuilt 2 months ago and failed again...
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen GTI, 133,745 mi
code for solinoide 6 and the car bangs 1st 3rd and 5th gear when the car is cold
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen GTI, 145,200 mi
I have a 2002 VW GTI 337 edition base, when i put it in drive it does a clunk and a jerk when it shifts from 2nd to 3rd gear does the same.