2008 Volkswagen R32 Power Train Automatic Transmission Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2008 Volkswagen R32 Power Train Automatic Transmission Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID732089
 Internal NHTSA #10277990
 Model Year2008
 File date01/01/09
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemPurchased a 2008 vw r32 in october of 08 equipped with the 6 speed dsg transmission. I was satisfied with the car as a whole however recently i have been experiencing some fairly scary issues with the vehicle that i relate to the transmission. Often times, when manually downshifting from 3rd to 1st when coming to a stop, the engine will completely lose power and there is a approximately 1-2 second delay from hitting the gas to any type of forward motion. This also occurs from 5th to 3rd or 4th to second. It is quite alarming when you downshift to scoot into traffic or off an on ramp and the car responds with no power. More than one occasion i have nearly been rear ended as the car simply began to coast during a lane change into traffic. I have been unable to get any information from vw and after taking it to the dealer and not being able to replicate it, was told that it was a "quirk" of the transmission. I feel this is a potentially deadly problem and as my car is leased, i have no recourse in getting out of the vehicle as i will accrue early termination fees and such. I feel something should be looked into on this transmission so that nobody is hurt driving a dsg equipped vehicle.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure20000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase04/08/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed35
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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