In the last few months, some major media, here in Denmark, reported on DSG7 problems, and had interviews with PR-reps from VW Denmark. VW Denmark is not budging in DSG7 problems. Journalists were mostly asking same questions, and getting the same answers. Or, perhaps VW Denmark only answered on selected questions. But, common theme in the articles […]
Was sent this few days ago. It’s a document that dwells a bit more into problems of VAG 7-speed DSG gearbox. In a bit more detail, than I was able to do and found before. DSG DQ200 0AM – Problems and thoughts There is one interesting thing here, that I was not aware of before, and it is the […]
A consumer in France, filed a lawsuit against VW, for troubles with DSG7 gearbox, and won. Interesting thing is, that his/hers problems with DSG7 are identical to mine. Here is the verdict, the most important parts. (Translated by Google Translate) Receives a request for declaring the cancellation of the sale of a motor vehicle VOLKSWAGEN […]
While I am waiting for the verdict of my complaint to danish authority for car complaints, I have discovered an article from Teknikens Värld (Swedish car mag). This article is rising an important point in the defective DSG7 gearboxes from VW. Some taxi companies in Sweden, have been advised, by VW, not to buy models […]
In short: Volkswagen Taiwan extends warranty period to 5 years and unlimited mileage, for all owners of VW cars with DSG7 gearbox. Here is Google Translate, translation of the statement. Taiwan market will be extended to the DSG gearbox warranty period from the existing four-year unlimited mileage five ‧ Taiwan market for cars equipped with the […]
So, the authority I complained to regarding my vows with my VW and its DSG7 gearbox, finally got the dealership to respond to my complaints. And basically, they do not see it as their responsibility. Case is not done, and is now up to the authority to decide what should be next step in the process. […]
The other day, in my inbox I found a newsletter from Volkswagen Denmark, which I subscribe to, and theme is praising the VW cars for their used car values. They are praising mostly Golf, but also in general all Volkswagen cars. Analysis was made by an online car magazine in Danish and compare value loss of used cars across makes and over 4 year period.
I wanted to comment on few things regarding Volkswagen’s conclusion on my problems with DSG7 gearbox. After replacing a DSG7 gearbox, flywheel, dual clutches (twice), mechatronic (reset twice and replacement once) the car/gearbox is still making grinding noise and shuddering/juddering and having uneven acceleration on periodical basis. They (VW) concluded that this is “Serial Production […]
After waiting for more than 7 business days, and no contact by them, I decided to call them.
So I call them, and they are waiting for a “reference” car. Which means, a car that has same specs and similar mileage as mine. This, I was told a year ago as well. Their plan is, find this reference car and check if it is making the same noise and behaviour as mine does. If it does, they will see what they can do. If it does not, then I have no merit in my complaints. That’s what they are planing and saying.
I told them about this reference car, that I was promised last year, and was “never found”. What would make it any different this time? They assured me that they are good in finding stuff like this. Well, I guess we will see. A bit less than a month left on my warranty.
All this, to me, sounds like dragging feet, until my warranty expires. I hope I am wrong, but they haven’t heard last from me just yet.
At the same time I informed them about my research from here, they claim that they never heard about China, Russia, USA extending warranties and complaints on other models with DSG7 gearbox around the world. So I sent them links to the documents. If in China more then 1 million DSG7 units are sold and they all got extended warranty, hard to believe there were no internal memos sent throughout VW concern. But I guess 1 million (probably) faulty units are not cause for concern in VW.
Did a search on “TPI2026097”, which is an internal technical note (for lack of original term) to see what shows up, and found the article on a RTL Belgium (original article link).
Here is the article in its translated form, from French to English.