Includes model range, engines, transmissions, safety equipment, crash testing, features and updates. Vw golf potential gearbox problem fuel whirlpool forums. You can stick with the standard manual transmission or opt for an automatic. We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the volkswagen golf in one spot to help you decide if its a smart buy. Still, it remains an energetic hatchback with a decent amount of power. Nov 14, 2017 with the update to the golf family comes a new transmission, straight from the skunkworks in wolfsburg. Secondly, i just love the additional control i get with the clutch.
What to look for when buying a volkswagen golf r 2016 present, covering common problems to check for and overall vehicle reliability. Owner of a manual mk7 gti thats manual and i absolutely love it. Id been fairly set on dsg if i did get one, but the cost would be significantly higher. Manual v dsg grapschknutsch 14th apr 2018 im very curious, why nobody compares acceleration with a certain rpm limit. See 129 results for golf 4 manual gearbox for sale at the best prices, with the cheapest used car starting from r 7 000. We see that vw has now extended its warranty on dsg in china autralia and. Mar 01, 2018 buying a hot hatch nowadays is not an easy choice. I live in the seattle area, and traffic here is a nightmare most of the time. Problems with my vw golf 2015 catastrophic transmission failure. Since the manual wont be available until 2016, volkswagen supplied us with eurospec golf r models with the big 19.
And never reappear during the day or when the car is hot. It doesnt stall, and is more that it doesnt go into gear at all, gets stuck and. Anyone regret buying a golf r in an auto vs manual. Volkswagen golf owners have reported 15 problems related to automatic transmission under the power train category. After driving a manual bmw, and again being left utterly disappointed with the gear shift, i think its about time we called on bmw to make a manual. Thats hardly a problem, given the sameness thats being expressed here. If golf manuals had the rifle bolt precision and feel of the civic type rs, then id agree, get the manual, but its awful. Mk 6 6 speed manual transmission fluid change diy vw. High miles arent a problem for the gti 11th july 2018. The car works fine most of the time but i have a strange feeling in in the morning. Some hot hatch buyers say you should always buy the manual gearbox because its more involving. Volkswagen australia recalls 25,000 cars over dsg defect. This is about the 12th golf r sold and unbelievably now have another customer who is convinced their is a fault with a golf r manual clutch.
Vw golf mk7 gear change problems manual gearbox fault. I love driving manual cars, however im left with nasty knee pain whenever i drive my boyfriends wrx in traffic. As an example, on the volkswagen golf mk5 gti, sixth gear will be engaged around 52. Vw had largely sorted out the most expensive of its dsg automatic gearbox problems before this generation of golf was launched, but there are still some early. We also had continuous electronic problems with the car, and to make matters worse the dealer didnt seem interested. Volkswagen, an international auto market chief, is a renowned brand that continues to highlight their quality driven vehicles, offering modern designs with extensive reliability. With the update to the golf family comes a new transmission, straight from the skunkworks in wolfsburg. Diagnosing symptoms of a bad manual transmission axleaddict.
Honda has the civic type r, fords focus rs is worth having a look at, then theres the renault megane r. Engine light comes back on after injector replacement, same problem with multiple misfire codes. I want to buy a dualclutch volkswagen golf, but will its. With normal care and use, manuals are virtually indestructible. The 2020 volkswagen golf is toned down from previous years, with a small turbocharged fourcylinder as its sole engine choice. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Car complaints, car problems and defect information. If i was to drive the car in manual mode for a while and shifted the gears. The talk is that it was only the 7speed dsg gearbox that had the falseneutral problem, but we also experienced it in the 2009 golf diesel with the hightorque 6speed we owned. Dont know about the mk5 and 6 but ive an audi tt mk 1 225 which they say is based on a golf gti and the 6 speed gearbox has the precision of a rifle bolt action. The golf r hatchback came with a choice of either a manual or automatic transmission, but the estate was offered in dsg auto form only.
The car goes well with 0100 klmhr in about 4 seconds. In simple terms, a dsg automates two separate manual gearboxes and clutches. The 5 things you need to know about the 2017 volkswagen golf. Aug 17, 2014 i have a new volkswagen golf with a dsg gearbox. Manual golf r races auto audi s3, reveals some kind of problem. Whats the fist thing a buyer asks when looking at a car is it reliable. Is the vw golf r better with a manual or automatic gearbox. On collecting the car i noticed it was failing to change gear at high revs but the selling dealer could find. A few weeks ago, the diff failed in the gearbox of our 3 year old vw golf an import which caused a hole in the gearbox casing we were left with a huge bill for a new gearbox and a new clutch were currently corresponding with vw, but so far no joy, but well keep battling on. See 28 results for golf 3 gearbox manual at the best prices, with the cheapest used car starting from r 23 000. Manual transmission problems can develop due to high mileage, abuse, or lack of proper maintenance. The reliability should not be worse than thatov a manual gearbox if it is maintained well.
Are you having p with gearbox and selecting gears in mk7 vw golf. Been having trouble shifting into 1st gear and revers for the last few weeks on my cars standard 6 gear manual transmission. However, it makes you slower too, as youll see in this drag race between the golf r. I am wondering if anyone regrets getting the automatic version of a golf r instead of the manual. Each morning starts, the car will kind of jerk while smoothly driving in first and 2nd gear. I read somewhere that they have the same gearbox and clutch as the gti. The dualclutch transmission is a wonderful option on the golf gti, but. If its not a transmission problem, could it have anything to do with the. Manual transmission problems vw gti mkvi forum vw golf r.
Removing gearbox, golf 20, golf estate 2014, golf sv 2015, vehicles with petrol engine. Vw golf automatic transmissions motoring discussion. Problems with my vw golf 2015 catastrophic transmission. Manual gear change problem australian vw golf forum.
These transmissions have what vw calls a lifetime fluid, so you will not find any scheduled maintenance for these fluids in your book. Manual golf r races auto audi s3, reveals some kind of. This is my 2015 vw golf tsi i bought just under two. We see that vw has now extended its warranty on dsg in. Its a perfect all weather mode of transportation with the all wheel drive, and depending on your driving style, it can be quite. Feb 15, 2019 before getting into the reliability issues of dsg gearbox lets know what actually the dsg gearbox is.
A new golf is always big news but, given the transmission problems that beset the mk6, the arrival of the mk7 early in 20 was even more anticipated. It seems that second gear engagement seems a bit bulky. See 38 results for vw golf 1 gearbox at the best prices, with the cheapest used car starting from r 9 000. Ill be changing my clutch, flywheel, throwout, slave cylinder and i want to also replace my trans fluid. No automatic gearbox, twin clutch, cvt or tq converter is ever as durable or as reliable as a manual gearbox, and probably never will be. First off, i have add so driving a manual keeps me much more focused. It was specced with a sixspeed manual gearbox, something that was more of a. There are two points where i feel my car is extremely jerky and will actually lunge forwardbackward. It seems pretty worrying the clutch hasnt lasted very long. I need to make a concerted effort to get it into that gear. Vw gti, golf r and sportwagen have high manual take rates. On collecting the car i noticed it was failing to change gear at high revs but the selling dealer could find nothing wrong.
I have a 14 plate golf r with just over 12k miles on it and ive started to notice some pretty bad clutch slip in higher gears. Long the darling of the brand, the golf r walks the line between premium. The ideal replacement car for my wife would be a vw golf automatic but having read so many horror stories from owners about the problems encountered with dsg transmissions we decided to locate and drive one ourselves and, yes, there was hesitation then kangaroo jump etc. Vw has had three of their makes on the top 10bestseller list and are still manufacturing them presently. Jan 21, 2019 manual transmission problems can develop due to high mileage, abuse, or lack of proper maintenance. I just want to use the correct fluid to keep my trans well. Common faults in the 6speed dsg automatic transmission. The gti and r now get the dq380381, but initially they had the dq 250. Used volkswagen golf with manual transmission for sale. Manual gearbox fault diagnosed vw golf r mk7 chat vwroc. The 5 things you need to know about the 2017 volkswagen golf 7.
Read our full instrumented test of the volkswagen golf r, an allwheeldrive turbocharged hoot of a hatchback. Hi i have a brandnew golf r 2017 with manual transmission. But can it hold a candle to the manual transmission. This should apply to any 2009 or newer vw with a 6 speed manual transmission, including but not limited to. Vw has had three of their makes on the top 10bestseller list. Volkswagen golf problems and reliability issues carsguide. The appeal and practicality of that spec, plus barely believable finance deals earlier in the rs life. Got the option on a cheap golf r with the manual box.
Or are they glad they picked the automatic over the manual. Volkswagen golf owners have reported 7 problems related to manual transmission under the power train category. It happens more often when the engine is cold, its hard to get the car into 1st and revers, and also out of those gears. For right now, only one car in all of north america can be purchased with vws sevenspeed, dualclutch dsg transmission and it is, of course, the golf r. Some other companies are trying to fix this by using a torque converter to. My car has 53,000mi and i know people say its lifetime but i dont believe in that. However, it makes you slower too, as youll see in this drag race between the golf r and audi s3.
Vw mk7 golf r manual page 1 general gassing pistonheads. Most manual transmission issues originate not with the transmission itself, but from related components like the clutch assembly, linkage, or driveline. Anyways, for a car that isnt going to be driven very hard, should i expect to replace the clutch pretty early or is that just a problem for people who drive the car. Apr 07, 2018 some hot hatch buyers say you should always buy the manual gearbox because its more involving. We drove the new sevenspeed golf r and heres what we. The worst complaints are downshifts at random, power train.
Can the hottest volkswagen golf gti ignite the passion and reclaim its crown now. Direkt, commonly abbreviated to dsg, is an electronically. Volkswagen has recalled more than 25,000 cars in australia to correct a potential defect with the vehicles dualclutch automatic dsg transmissions. The change from 1st to 2nd in my gti vii is notchy at best and when cold, it can rarely be achieved without grating.
Hey all, figured id ask for your opinions about the dsg problems ive been having with my 2015 mk7 gti. A few weeks ago, the diff failed in the gearbox of our 3 year old vw golf an import which caused a hole in the gearbox casing we were left with a huge bill for a new gearbox and a new clutch were currently corresponding with vw. The volkswagen golf r is quick, fun, and practical but were not sure its worth the extra expense over the standard golf gti. Vw manual transmission take rates reveal gti and golf r hot hatchbacks have the highest percentage of manual sales, but the golf sportwagen models sell many manuals, too. But the 6speed manual gearbox is the same, and all i can think is how much id rather have the dsg. Anyone heard of problems with clutch failure on this model. There is not a lot of give aka none in manual boxes so the gearbox sees the full amount of torque the engine is creating till either the wheels spin or the clutch slips. Failed gearbox in vw golf technical matters back room. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of volkswagen golf based on all problems reported for the golf. Why does the dsg from volkswagen suffer from reliability.
We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the volkswagen golf. The electric clutch is very well done and the gearbox feels great in my opinion. I know vw will put it down to wear and tear meaning i have to pay but i was wondering if anyone else has come across issues with the clutch on the manual r. Stick big fat sticky tyres on the car and you are relying on the clutch slipping to save the manual gearbox.615 47 1360 739 1494 1101 1011 956 1381 290 1436 833 139 926 761 1208 225 462 458 669 1414 806 273 569 1099 358 1143 21 1019 931 879 603