definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,497 miles

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2007 Volkswagen GTI transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Jul 032009


  • 23,000 miles


2007 VW Gti with dsg transmission. The transmission slams into gear when slowing down and then accelerating again, this could lead to accidents and or serious mechanical failure due to the stress on the drivetrain components, brought it up at a service appt and technician said it was normal, I do not believe having a transmission making a loud bang sound and slamming into gear, jerking the car forward is normal.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012007

GTI 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Regarding the dsg auto. Transmission in the 2006 and 2007 VW Gti: Under some conditions the car will hesitate about 1 to 2 seconds when quickly switching between the gas pedal and the brake pedal, such as when making a quick left turn to beat the oncoming traffic. VW simply says that "they all do that". this could be a dangerous problem and should be set up as a recall by VW.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 012006

GTI 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This is a continuation from chris dunn 2007 VW Gti after the most "fix" for the transmission problems - one week ago - the car has developed another serious safety problem. When starting the car and pressing on the gas, you hear a loud thunk and feel hard hit and the car jerks (lunges?) forward about 5 feet. Since this fix, one week ago, the car not only does the lunging forward but now is also nearly stalling. After being at a stop and you depress the gas the car shakes and has the feeling it will stall unless you give it more gas. It then begins to accelerate slowly at about 1/3 regular power. This recently happened as I was crossing at a four-way stop and because of the hesitation I nearly got hit again. They also replaced the instrument panel for electrical issues caused every time it was hot that caused lack of instrument panel lights and all display info would not be visible. You didn't know what gear you were in, no radio, miles per gallon, or any warnings, etc. However, this was an unrelated problem not the trans problem which will get me killed. I have exhausted my options, have received no cooperation from dealership that serviced the car which is closer than the dealer I purchased from. The first time I had the transmission problem, I took to where I bought it. There was a major delay between throttle input and vehicle acceleration. They drove the car and duplicated the transmission problem of throttle delay. They said the car shifted at 1000-1500 RPM's past redline and asked if I had done performance enhancing tuning to the ECU. ---- I had not, ----this was a brand new car. They had me sign a paper to that effect, which I have. They said there was probably transmission damage to the car or there "would be future transmission damage" and sent me on my way. I called vwof America and got a "too bad goodbye". since then the car in for repair at least 8-10 times, several days at a time ---and I am afraid to drive it. I am getting no help.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012006

GTI 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
My 2007 VW Gti dsg has transmission safety problems that have caused me to nearly get hit numerous times. The problems began when the car was less than 4 months old. Without warning the car slips out of gear, lags, then grabs gear again and has to re-accelerate causing loss of control of vehicle speed. This has happened in traffic at speeds of 65 as well as in city 30-45 mph. This has happened when pulling out onto a busy turnpike and suddenly having the car have no acceleration power almost causing me to get hit by oncoming traffic. When going at highway speeds it has happened with no warning and suddenly the car decelerates and there is a several second lag before it grabs and decides to go again. This can happen several times consecutively which is a very serious safety issue. I have had the car into the dealer at least 8-10 times and everytime they tell me it is fixed and then I pull out and it slips out of gear again. They have replaced the mecatronic unit, reflashed the ECM, added in a missing launch control program and replaced intake flap motor. These problem have taken all my faith out of the vehicle. Everytime I drive I am afraid. You don't know when it will slip out of gear and lose power. I hear a loud thunk from the engine and it feels like the car has been hit from under the hood. I have to continue this on another complaint form B/C of length, pls. See page 2 of chris dunn 2007 VW Gti

- Richmond, VA, USA

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