The current and failure mileage was 68,000. The vehicle was taken to a dealer the codes where removed. Fill no higher than 9. All other shifting responses seem to be normal. He stated that the vehicle was surging from second gear and also became hesitant and wasn't shifting gears when it should have been. Friction material flaw on clutch plate or pressure plate which leads to burnt, shredded, or missing clutch plate material on clutch plate.
Identification: check tag on case. The manufacturer advised they were not aware of the failure, and offered minimal assistant towards the purchase of a new vehicle, or the new transmission. So, how can the flywheel that has an internal clutch need replaced? There is widespread information about this on the internet documenting the failures, some of which have destroyed the vehicles transmission and engine in the process. The vehicle was not repaired. I waited a few minutes restarted car, it went into gear and I pulled back onto the highway.
It has been identified that some sachs clutch components have a developmental friction material flaw which cause premature clutch disc wear. She called a repair shop and the mechanic told her to let the vehicle cool down. The car has an intermittent accelerator hesitation. I was driving and while exiting a freeway offramp I depressed the clutch to disengage the transmission. When driving down hills, she shifted to neutral. Completely unusable and stuck in traffic and unable to shift gears. Had to have vehicle towed to dealer.
The warranty company has made unreasonable demands that the dealership has not been able to fulfill. Dave Apr 26th, 2012 2:13 pmAnother option is to swap a manual transmission in there from another Jetta. Bought it New in 2005-2005, loved driving it, and everything was good with it. There is a 10 mm allen head plug on the top of transmission near the linkage that is the fill point. Vw knows about this being a faulty part and I've heard they've had a full recall in other countries.
This should be covered by my warranty. Less then two weeks after purchase I noticed gears slipping. Again the problem only exists when starting from a complete stop. The contact stated that while driving at highway speeds, the clutch suddenly failed and depressed straight to the floor. Check also our 2006 Volkswagen Jetta manual transmission catalog. Car shifted hard and drive indicator lights on dash began to flash.
At this time the car would not re-engage and I was towed to my local Volkswagen dealership. The car would not stop, as I could not put the car in neutral. Kept it like a baby with all the timely checks and oil change etc. The vehicle coasted to the side of the road and was towed to the dealer. The mechanic performed a diagnostics test but could not pinpoint the cause for failure. A properly manufactured clutch assembly should not fail at 61,000 miles, if ever.
I notice that at several different spots that something had been rubbing thru the trans housing at several locations. Buying a used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. Turned off highway and into turn lane. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who advised her that she would need to replace the transmission since it was faulty. Add extra oil when replacing filter.
Dealer claims the two-piece flywheel and clutch assembly is a weak design. Buy a recycled 2006 Volkswagen Jetta transmission and save thousands of dollars. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. After refill check oil level. This transmission unit has been inspected, tested and ready to ship. The chattering became worse so I took it to the local dealer.