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Tiptronic transmission problem

My passat 2.3 v5 confortline, automatic transmission car does not take off easily (sluggish initial momentum). all the indicators on the computer dashboard are show to be engaged and car jegs hard each time i change a gear.

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  • willkriel Sep 30, 2008

    My car yerks when changing from 2nd to 3rd. It feels like the engine is being ripped from its mountings

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SOURCE: vw passat glx v-6 4motion tiptronic tiptronic not working

the switch in the shifter lever is most likely worn out or miss adjusted remove the cover from around the shifter look for two contact switches where the up down shift is press gently do they click no replace them yes move the closer to the strike plate

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SOURCE: the handbreak indicator light on

there is a small switch at the base of the handbrake lever, if u pull the rubber boot back u will see it, the switch turns off when the little spring plunger is pushed down in that switch, many times the switch bracket gets bent and then the handbrake lever fails to depress the plunger and the light stays on check it, if u depress the switch with your finger and the light doesn't go out u may have a grounded wire to the switch, in that case u will need to pull the boot off to trace the wire and find the damaged section..

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SOURCE: 2004 Passat 1.8T tiptronic automatic harsh down shifts

My 2004 Passat 1.8T 4motion has the same problem. Took it to the dealer. I thought it might be a software issue as there was a service bulletin for a similar issue registered at the NHTSA.gov website. They claimed they did all the sensor checks and found nothing. Then they said the tranny was shot and for a mere $5,000 I could have a new one. I begged to differ so I called VW itself and described the issue. Their customer service rep was not even up to the type of car this was and had no idea about what I was inquiring. Those people are trained to be obstructionists by VW. I tried to get this problem elevated to a higher level and was told they were the end of the line. Sadly we're on are own with this manufacturer. They simply deny, deny and deny. I'd suggest you lodge the problem with the NHTSA under defect investigation. Maybe some day they'll find it was a design or manufacturing flaw, just like their coil issue.

Posted on May 22, 2010

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THE 5 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

At the bottom of the automatic gearbox (tiptronic) you will find one threaded plug on below surface, (follow red arrow in the picture below). This is for emptying.

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The oil level threaded plug is placed on the car front lateral automatic gearbox surface, (follow yellow arrow in the picture below).

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The filling oil plug is placed on the upper automatic gearbox surface, (follow green arrow in the picture below).

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1. Requirements for check:
1.1. Vehicle standing on level surface.
1.2. Transmission must not be in fail-safe mode.
1.3. Shift lever in "P" position, parking brake applied.
1.4. Engine idling.
1.5. Air Conditioner and heater OFF.
1.6. ATF temperature must not exceed 104 Fahrenheit degree (40 Celsius degree) at start of test.
1.7. Automatic gearbox oil capacity: 2,5 liter. Only ATF with VW designation may be used. Do not use any lubricant additives.
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Hi, I parked my 2003 VW Passat, did grocery shopping, came back out and car won't start. Digital dashboard display says car is in "D" (Drive), but driving stick - it's automatic/tiptronic - is...


Sounds like the shift cable is damaged or loose. The cable connects to the shifter under the center console, and runs down to the left side of the transmission. It connects to the transmission near the left transmission mount. It is possible that the cable popped off of the shift lever on the transmission, or there is a clip that holds the cable to the trans that can come off.
You need to have somebody somewhat competent in car repairs take a look at it. There's very little chance there is anything wrong with the transmission itself. It shouldn't cost too much to fix.

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2004 Passat 1.8T tiptronic automatic harsh down shifts


My 2004 Passat 1.8T 4motion has the same problem. Took it to the dealer. I thought it might be a software issue as there was a service bulletin for a similar issue registered at the NHTSA.gov website. They claimed they did all the sensor checks and found nothing. Then they said the tranny was shot and for a mere $5,000 I could have a new one. I begged to differ so I called VW itself and described the issue. Their customer service rep was not even up to the type of car this was and had no idea about what I was inquiring. Those people are trained to be obstructionists by VW. I tried to get this problem elevated to a higher level and was told they were the end of the line. Sadly we're on are own with this manufacturer. They simply deny, deny and deny. I'd suggest you lodge the problem with the NHTSA under defect investigation. Maybe some day they'll find it was a design or manufacturing flaw, just like their coil issue.

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