Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
TB-35-11-0106/06/201110041250Ready09/21/2011
TB-35-11-0106/06/201110041250Volkswagen: the gear box has a momentarily delay while accelerating. *rm09/21/2011

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
03/05/2012480001
 Vehicle rolls freely when put in park. vehicle not stationary when gear shifter put in park. vw say it is not wear and tear but a faulty mechanism. crtical safety defect. *tr
03/05/201248000
 Vehicle rolls freely when put in park. vehicle not stationary when gear shifter put in park. vw say it is not wear and tear but a faulty mechanism. crtical safety defect.
03/05/201248000
 Vehicle rolls freely when put in park. vehicle not stationary when gear shifter put in park. vw say it is not wear and tear but a faulty mechanism. crtical safety defect.
06/01/201160000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact was not the driver. the contact stated that the driver was driving 45 mph and attempted to accelerate to avoid a deer on the road. the vehicle did not respond and would not accelerate. there was a repid increase in the engine rpms, but the vehicle did not accelerate. as a result, the driver crashed into the deer. the driver did not sustain any injuries. the police were notified and a report was available. the vehicle was driven to the dealer, where they stated that they were unable to duplicate failure. the dealer stated that the failure related to the megatronic unit in the transmission. the failure recurred whenever the vehicle was driven approximately thirty miles. the failure had since become more severe. the failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 90,000.
06/01/201160000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact was not the driver. the contact stated that the driver was driving 45 mph and attempted to accelerate to avoid a deer on the road. the vehicle did not respond and would not accelerate. there was a repid increase in the engine rpms, but the vehicle did not accelerate. as a result, the driver crashed into the deer. the driver did not sustain any injuries. the police were notified and a report was available. the vehicle was driven to the dealer, where they stated that they were unable to duplicate failure. the dealer stated that the failure related to the megatronic unit in the transmission. the failure recurred whenever the vehicle was driven approximately thirty miles. the failure had since become more severe. the failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 90,000. sm.
06/01/201160000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact was not the driver. the contact stated that the driver was driving 45 mph and attempted to accelerate to avoid a deer on the road. the vehicle did not respond and would not accelerate. there was a repid increase in the engine rpms, but the vehicle did not accelerate. as a result, the driver crashed into the deer. the driver did not sustain any injuries. the police were notified and a report was available. the vehicle was driven to the dealer, where they stated that they were unable to duplicate failure. the dealer stated that the failure related to the megatronic unit in the transmission. the failure recurred whenever the vehicle was driven approximately thirty miles. the failure had since become more severe. the failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 90,000. sm.
06/01/201160000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact was not the driver. the contact stated that the driver was driving 45 mph and attempted to accelerate to avoid a deer on the road. the vehicle did not respond and would not accelerate. there was a repid increase in the engine rpms, but the vehicle did not accelerate. as a result, the driver crashed into the deer. the driver did not sustain any injuries. the police were notified and a report was available. the vehicle was driven to the dealer, where they stated that they were unable to duplicate failure. the dealer stated that the failure related to the megatronic unit in the transmission. the failure recurred whenever the vehicle was driven approximately thirty miles. the failure had since become more severe. the failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 90,000. sm.
06/01/201160000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact was not the driver. the contact stated while driving at 45 mph the driver attempted to accelerate to avoid a deer on the road, however the vehicle failed to respond. the driver depressed the acceleration pedal; vehicle missed a gear and did not accelerate. the revolutions per minute on tachometer increased rapidly. the driver crashed against the deer. the driver did not sustain any injuries. the police was notified and a report was available. the vehicle was driven to dealer where they stated they were unable to duplicate failure, however stated failure related to megatronic unit in the transmission. the failure recurred every time, after vehicle was driven for approximately thirty miles. the failure became more severe. the current mileage was 90,000. the failure mileage was 60,000.yn
04/02/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact stated that the transmission down-shifted independently, causing the vehicle to rapidly decelerate without warning. the contact stated that the failure had been experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 96,000. kmj
04/02/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact stated that the transmission down-shifted independently, causing the vehicle to rapidly decelerate without warning. the contact stated that the failure had been experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 96,000. kmj
04/02/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact stated that the transmission down-shifted independently, causing the vehicle to rapidly decelerate without warning. the contact stated that the failure had been experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 96,000. kmj
04/02/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle at highway speed the transmission shifted down into a lower gear causing the vehicle to repidly slow down. the contact stated the failure occurred without warning. the contact stated the failure had happened on more then one occasion. the vehicle had not been to the dealer. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 96,000.rl
04/02/2012
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 volkswagen beetle. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle at highway speed the transmission shifted down into a lower gear causing the vehicle to repidly slow down. the contact stated the failure occurred without warning. the contact stated the failure had happened on more then one occasion. the vehicle had not been to the dealer. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 96,000.rl
08/15/2011750001
 Car transmission dis-engages and then hard shifts between 2nd and 3rd gears as well as between 4th and 5th gears. the most dangerous incident involved my daughter starting through a signalized intersection, and when the transmission dis-engaged, she was almost rearended. i've taken the car to the dealership twice and were advised both times that the transmission needed replacement at a cost of ~$5,500. at the most recent trip to the mechanic, the car had approximately 80,000 miles. i received a service bulletin from vw dated nov 2010 (a year ago) indicating that the valve body may be the problem. the mechanic advised me that my problem was not related to the valve body, but that the transmission needed replacement. they did not open the transmission to check the parts to make this determination, but merely ran a computer diagnostic check. the internet is full of similar complaints. i'm at a loss as to what to do, and fear other near miss accidents. according to the dealer's mechanics, the only remedy is to have the transmission replaced at considerable cost. i expect that the transmission would not irreparably malfunction with so few miles. short of a class-action lawsuit, i see no relief or remedy. *tr
08/15/2011750001
 Car transmission dis-engages and then hard shifts between 2nd and 3rd gears as well as between 4th and 5th gears. the most dangerous incident involved my daughter starting through a signalized intersection, and when the transmission dis-engaged, she was almost rearended. i've taken the car to the dealership twice and were advised both times that the transmission needed replacement at a cost of ~$5,500. at the most recent trip to the mechanic, the car had approximately 80,000 miles. i received a service bulletin from vw dated nov 2010 (a year ago) indicating that the valve body may be the problem. the mechanic advised me that my problem was not related to the valve body, but that the transmission needed replacement. they did not open the transmission to check the parts to make this determination, but merely ran a computer diagnostic check. the internet is full of similar complaints. i'm at a loss as to what to do, and fear other near miss accidents. according to the dealer's mechanics, the only remedy is to have the transmission replaced at considerable cost. i expect that the transmission would not irreparably malfunction with so few miles. short of a class-action lawsuit, i see no relief or remedy. *tr
08/15/2011750001
 Car transmission dis-engages and then hard shifts between 2nd and 3rd gears as well as between 4th and 5th gears. the most dangerous incident involved my daughter starting through a signalized intersection, and when the transmission dis-engaged, she was almost rearended. i've taken the car to the dealership twice and were advised both times that the transmission needed replacement at a cost of ~$5,500. at the most recent trip to the mechanic, the car had approximately 80,000 miles. i received a service bulletin from vw dated nov 2010 (a year ago) indicating that the valve body may be the problem. the mechanic advised me that my problem was not related to the valve body, but that the transmission needed replacement. they did not open the transmission to check the parts to make this determination, but merely ran a computer diagnostic check. the internet is full of similar complaints. i'm at a loss as to what to do, and fear other near miss accidents. according to the dealer's mechanics, the only remedy is to have the transmission replaced at considerable cost. i expect that the transmission would not irreparably malfunction with so few miles. short of a class-action lawsuit, i see no relief or remedy. *tr
08/15/2011750001
 Car transmission dis-engages and then hard shifts between 2nd and 3rd gears as well as between 4th and 5th gears. the most dangerous incident involved my daughter starting through a signalized intersection, and when the transmission dis-engaged, she was almost rearended. i've taken the car to the dealership twice and were advised both times that the transmission needed replacement at a cost of ~$5,500. at the most recent trip to the mechanic, the car had approximately 80,000 miles. i received a service bulletin from vw dated nov 2010 (a year ago) indicating that the valve body may be the problem. the mechanic advised me that my problem was not related to the valve body, but that the transmission needed replacement. they did not open the transmission to check the parts to make this determination, but merely ran a computer diagnostic check. the internet is full of similar complaints. i'm at a loss as to what to do, and fear other near miss accidents. according to the dealer's mechanics, the only remedy is to have the transmission replaced at considerable cost. i expect that the transmission would not irreparably malfunction with so few miles. short of a class-action lawsuit, i see no relief or remedy. *tr
08/15/2011750001
 Car transmission dis-engages and then hard shifts between 2nd and 3rd gears as well as between 4th and 5th gears. the most dangerous incident involved my daughter starting through a signalized intersection, and when the transmission dis-engaged, she was almost rearended. i've taken the car to the dealership twice and were advised both times that the transmission needed replacement at a cost of ~$5,500. at the most recent trip to the mechanic, the car had approximately 80,000 miles. i received a service bulletin from vw dated nov 2010 (a year ago) indicating that the valve body may be the problem. the mechanic advised me that my problem was not related to the valve body, but that the transmission needed replacement. they did not open the transmission to check the parts to make this determination, but merely ran a computer diagnostic check. the internet is full of similar complaints. i'm at a loss as to what to do, and fear other near miss accidents. according to the dealer's mechanics, the only remedy is to have the transmission replaced at considerable cost. i expect that the transmission would not irreparably malfunction with so few miles. short of a class-action lawsuit, i see no relief or remedy. *tr
08/15/201175000
 Car transmission dis-engages and then hard shifts between 2nd and 3rd gears as well as between 4th and 5th gears. the most dangerous incident involved my daughter starting through a signalized intersection, and when the transmission dis-engaged, she was almost rearended. i've taken the car to the dealership twice and were advised both times that the transmission needed replacement at a cost of ~$5,500. at the most recent trip to the mechanic, the car had approximately 80,000 miles. i received a service bulletin from vw dated nov 2010 (a year ago) indicating that the valve body may be the problem. the mechanic advised me that my problem was not related to the valve body, but that the transmission needed replacement. they did not open the transmission to check the parts to make this determination, but merely ran a computer diagnostic check. the internet is full of similar complaints. i'm at a loss as to what to do, and fear other near miss accidents. according to the dealer's mechanics, the only remedy is to have the transmission replaced at considerable cost. i expect that the transmission would not irreparably malfunction with so few miles. short of a class-action lawsuit, i see no relief or remedy.
04/11/201172000
 Dsg 6 speed automatic transmission slips into neutral while driving. dash panel drive display illuminates as a single bar. esp indicator flashes and stays on. must pull off road and turn engine off, wait and start engine again. may or may not allow car to shift properly afterwards. used roadi rdt45 scan tool to check for fault code. transmission fault code 18262/p1854 data bus power train hardware defective came up repeatedly. vw dealership acknowledged same fault code, cleared fault and told car owner if transmission slips into neutral again the mechatronics assembly would have to be replaced at a cost of approximately $2,000. the vw dealership told car owner that there is no extended warranty nor recall on this model year and transmission. the car owner must pay the repair cost.
04/11/201172000
 Dsg 6 speed automatic transmission slips into neutral while driving. dash panel drive display illuminates as a single bar. esp indicator flashes and stays on. must pull off road and turn engine off, wait and start engine again. may or may not allow car to shift properly afterwards. used roadi rdt45 scan tool to check for fault code. transmission fault code 18262/p1854 data bus power train hardware defective came up repeatedly. vw dealership acknowledged same fault code, cleared fault and told car owner if transmission slips into neutral again the mechatronics assembly would have to be replaced at a cost of approximately $2,000. the vw dealership told car owner that there is no extended warranty nor recall on this model year and transmission. the car owner must pay the repair cost.
04/11/201172000
 Dsg 6 speed automatic transmission slips into neutral while driving. dash panel drive display illuminates as a single bar. esp indicator flashes and stays on. must pull off road and turn engine off, wait and start engine again. may or may not allow car to shift properly afterwards. used roadi rdt45 scan tool to check for fault code. transmission fault code 18262/p1854 data bus power train hardware defective came up repeatedly. vw dealership acknowledged same fault code, cleared fault and told car owner if transmission slips into neutral again the mechatronics assembly would have to be replaced at a cost of approximately $2,000. the vw dealership told car owner that there is no extended warranty nor recall on this model year and transmission. the car owner must pay the repair cost.
04/11/201172000
 Dsg 6 speed automatic transmission slips into neutral while driving. dash panel drive display illuminates as a single bar. esp indicator flashes and stays on. must pull off road and turn engine off, wait and start engine again. may or may not allow car to shift properly afterwards. used roadi rdt45 scan tool to check for fault code. transmission fault code 18262/p1854 data bus power train hardware defective came up repeatedly. vw dealership acknowledged same fault code, cleared fault and told car owner if transmission slips into neutral again the mechatronics assembly would have to be replaced at a cost of approximately $2,000. the vw dealership told car owner that there is no extended warranty nor recall on this model year and transmission. the car owner must pay the repair cost.
04/11/201172000
 Dsg 6 speed automatic transmission slips into neutral while driving. dash panel drive display illuminates as a single bar. esp indicator flashes and stays on. must pull off road and turn engine off, wait and start engine again. may or may not allow car to shift properly afterwards. used roadi rdt45 scan tool to check for fault code. transmission fault code 18262/p1854 data bus power train hardware defective came up repeatedly. vw dealership acknowledged same fault code, cleared fault and told car owner if transmission slips into neutral again the mechatronics assembly would have to be replaced at a cost of approximately $2,000. the vw dealership told car owner that there is no extended warranty nor recall on this model year and transmission. the car owner must pay the repair cost.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
03/03/201150399
 2006 new beetle tdi transmission (dsg) failure. can suddenly slow and operated at high rev's. lucky i did not get rear ended.
03/03/201150399
 2006 new beetle tdi transmission (dsg) failure. can suddenly slow and operated at high rev's. lucky i did not get rear ended.
03/03/201150399
 2006 new beetle tdi transmission (dsg) failure. can suddenly slow and operated at high rev's. lucky i did not get rear ended.
03/03/201150399
 2006 new beetle tdi transmission (dsg) failure. can suddenly slow and operated at high rev's. lucky i did not get rear ended.
03/03/201150399
 2006 new beetle tdi transmission (dsg) failure. can suddenly slow and operated at high rev's. lucky i did not get rear ended.
03/03/201150399
 2006 new beetle tdi transmission (dsg) failure. can suddenly slow and operated at high rev's. lucky i did not get rear ended.
10/12/201063000
 2006 volkswagon beatle transmission failure
10/12/201063000
 2006 volkswagon beatle transmission failure
10/12/201063000
 2006 volkswagon beatle transmission failure
10/12/201063000
 2006 volkswagon beatle transmission failure
03/10/200931495
 2006 vw beetle loses power when driving. this has happened at least fifteen to twenty times. car taken to vw dealership service six times for repair. twice while under the new car maunufactor's warrantee. they have tried to fix the problem, but have not as it still happens. we no longer drive the car. vw of america has been notified. fortunately no one has been injured as we have been able to pull off on to the shoulder. just hired a lawyer as vw's position is it's my problem.
03/10/200931495
 2006 vw beetle loses power when driving. this has happened at least fifteen to twenty times. car taken to vw dealership service six times for repair. twice while under the new car maunufactor's warrantee. they have tried to fix the problem, but have not as it still happens. we no longer drive the car. vw of america has been notified. fortunately no one has been injured as we have been able to pull off on to the shoulder. just hired a lawyer as vw's position is it's my problem.
03/10/200931495
 2006 vw beetle loses power when driving. this has happened at least fifteen to twenty times. car taken to vw dealership service six times for repair. twice while under the new car maunufactor's warrantee. they have tried to fix the problem, but have not as it still happens. we no longer drive the car. vw of america has been notified. fortunately no one has been injured as we have been able to pull off on to the shoulder. just hired a lawyer as vw's position is it's my problem.
03/10/200931495
 2006 vw beetle loses power when driving. this has happened at least fifteen to twenty times. car taken to vw dealership service six times for repair. twice while under the new car maunufactor's warrantee. they have tried to fix the problem, but have not as it still happens. we no longer drive the car. vw of america has been notified. fortunately no one has been injured as we have been able to pull off on to the shoulder. just hired a lawyer as vw's position is it's my problem.
03/10/200931495
 2006 vw beetle loses power when driving. this has happened at least fifteen to twenty times. car taken to vw dealership service six times for repair. twice while under the new car maunufactor's warrantee. they have tried to fix the problem, but have not as it still happens. we no longer drive the car. vw of america has been notified. fortunately no one has been injured as we have been able to pull off on to the shoulder. just hired a lawyer as vw's position is it's my problem.
03/10/200931495
 2006 vw beetle loses power when driving. this has happened at least fifteen to twenty times. car taken to vw dealership service six times for repair. twice while under the new car maunufactor's warrantee. they have tried to fix the problem, but have not as it still happens. we no longer drive the car. vw of america has been notified. fortunately no one has been injured as we have been able to pull off on to the shoulder. just hired a lawyer as vw's position is it's my problem.
04/02/201090000
 I had transmission problems on my 2006 vw beetle which only had 90,000 miles. between 2nd and 3rd gear it would slip and then jump into the gear. this happened when accelerating and decelerating. i had to stay at least a car length back when stopping at a signal light just in case it jumped and hit the car in front of me. i had to spend $6000.00 to get a new transmission.