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problem with Golf 5 GTI DSG gear box

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i recently got my new golf gti (DSG) and noticed there was occasional jerking when changing gears on the lower end. This doesnt happen all the time but its noticable enough to bring it back to the dealer. They had no idea what could be causing this and said they would check back with Germany if any other such issues have been reported. does anyone know why this happens? they have tho told me they would replace the entire gear box if it cannot be resolved otherwise. But i would like to know for my own curiousity as to why this can happen. appreciate any help! thanks!

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Firstly a Warm Welcome to Tyresmoke {TSN}.

I have occasionally (about 4 times in nearly 40,000 miles) had this momentary problem and others have reported the same. The general consensus is that it tends to happen when the engine/system is cold. I've only experienced it starting off in 1st gear and as it's so rare I just think of it as a mechanical hiccup and nothing serious.

How often is this happening in your case?

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thanks for the welcome!

Initially i thought it was just a one-off event... but it has happened more than a handful of times and i;'ve only had the car a week! and not just when its cold..

only happens in the low gears, and typical when you are driving on at say gear 3 at not too quick speeds and decide to apply more pressure onto the accelerator such that the gear does drop to 2 and speeds up. The jerk then happens when its transiting again from 2 to 3. BUT, not always

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....At that regularity it does sound like a glitch that needs fixing. Fortunately your dealer appears to have the right attitude towards helping you all they can 169144-ok.gif.

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Also, because the DSG works on the twin-clutch basis of being in the gear you are in and the next one it PREDICTS you will want to be in, if you are accelerating in 3rd but then suddenly brake, you could get a delay whilst it goes 'oh hang on, not 4th, 2nd, doh!'.

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I think it was about the first 20,000 miles which I drove almost exclusively in D and S for overtaking or twisties. I found that the DSG system was surprisingly sensitive to whether I was using the accelerator or brake pedal and selected as I would want 99% of the time - I got used to 'driving with my feet'. The good thing about now almost exclusively driving in M with the paddles, is the 100% control of gear selection - Exactly like a conventional Manual but with faultless and superfast gearshifts.

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I get this but only in manual and going from 2nd to 3rd.

As RR says it only seems to be when cold so I just let the car warm up in "D" before going to manual.

I have reported it to the dealer about a year ago so I was just to keep an eye on it. It hasn't got any worse.

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I think it was about the first 20,000 miles which I drove almost exclusively in D and S for overtaking or twisties. I found that the DSG system was surprisingly sensitive to whether I was using the accelerator or brake pedal and selected as I would want 99% of the time - I got used to 'driving with my feet'. The good thing about now almost exclusively driving in M with the paddles, is the 100% control of gear selection - Exactly like a conventional Manual but with faultless and superfast gearshifts.

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Ah, you've seen the light. Good man. Knew you would!

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Have had similar symptoms, particularly when box is cold and the road surface poor. I suspect the traction control is interacting with the DSG when accellerating over uneven ground and it's getting "confused". I had dealer check it out and no fault found. Rarely happens now, and I avoid accellerating hard when cold on poor/bumpy/uneven surfaces 169144-ok.gif

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I think it was about the first 20,000 miles which I drove almost exclusively in D and S for overtaking or twisties. I found that the DSG system was surprisingly sensitive to whether I was using the accelerator or brake pedal and selected as I would want 99% of the time - I got used to 'driving with my feet'. The good thing about now almost exclusively driving in M with the paddles, is the 100% control of gear selection - Exactly like a conventional Manual but with faultless and superfast gearshifts.

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Ah, you've seen the light. Good man. Knew you would!

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....I 'saw the light' due to nhs and Drivetrain. No regrets though - It has given me a very full experience of the various DSG modes. I'm not a fan of the floorstick in M unless the paddles aren't easily accessible (not often).

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i have this problem but i have golf 5 1.6 model 2005 with regular gear box !! so does any body know any solution for this problem ? first when my car make 50.000km this problem starts to appear then my car makes now 80000km and this damn jerking increased so plzzz if any body know any solution for this tell me .....

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I get this but only in manual and going from 2nd to 3rd.

As RR says it only seems to be when cold so I just let the car warm up in "D" before going to manual.

I have reported it to the dealer about a year ago so I was just to keep an eye on it. It hasn't got any worse.

Ditto......Audi A3 2LTfsi DSG(2005)....it`s been like that from day one....and it`s still running fine after 3yrs and 40k miles......but I think the OP box may have a problem.

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I had this problem in my first R32 mine only happened as others have said when the gear box was cold, also it only happened when the temperture was below zero, on three occasions only. not had it in present car yet

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