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Tiptronic Gearbox Issue

rhys084 Apr 6, 2014

  1. rhys084

    rhys084 Member

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    Started my allroad 2.5 TDI today and when i selected reverse it shifted in to gear really hard and then all of the modes PRNDS were highlighted in red and the car needed a lot of revs to move. I switched the engine off, and started it again immediately and everything was fine and was fine for the next 30 miles during my drive home and hasn't happened since.

    What's going on?
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2014
  2. wesmaster

    wesmaster Member

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    Vcds read needed.
     
  3. rhys084

    rhys084 Member

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    Yeah, i know. Just trying to get some ideas as the only garage near to me with VCDS won't do a quick fault code read, you have to book the car in and they want £60 + VAT diagnostic fee.
     
  4. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    Most likely water damage to the gearbox control unit or electronic issue causing the box to go to limp mode...
     
  5. rhys084

    rhys084 Member

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    hmmm, ok the car only has 26k miles on it so that's a bit disappointing.
     
  6. wesmaster

    wesmaster Member

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    £60+ is VERY expensive. Look at vcds map, someone will be close to you.
     
  7. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    I have seen many 200k cars looking like 50k cars, if folk believe in low mileage 10 years old diesel cars then that's their choice... As above, 60 quid + VAT is main dealer prices...
     
  8. abdul h ghafoor

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    Did you do this whilst going forward then put it into reverse before the car had stopped properly? I've done it a couple of times before whilst doing a quick 3 point turn and the dash has gone all red but turned engine of for 30 secs then fine.
     

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