Reverse Gear Failures and/or Noise From Manual Transmission on Volkswagen Passat

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 157,463 (99,927–215,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
11 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2010
12 people reported this problem
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Gears don't shift. Really just the reverse gear. Have to cut car on and off to act right.
Reverse gear slipping . No contact.
replaced entire transmission with used one.
cost $1500 + $950 rebuild
the 1st gear goes in but it goes to 2 only if it passes 4,000 rpm or els it will stay in 1st gear and 2 gear is the same and my revers is not going i have to press the gas alot so it could berly move and thats always and the gears 12345 they do go in normal sometimes