2004 VWBug w/ 55,000 miles. Regularly serviced at dealership. I was having trouble driving & took it in to dealer service - they said it needs fluid & filled it up. One month later the car froze in 3rd & now they say I need a new transmission for $6,000
Who can I talk to - at the VW corporate level who could help me?
Our vw is doing the same thing. we have only had it for about 6 mounths. and it starts shifting hard after it heats up. they have told us so many different things we don't know what to do. as you these parts ARE NOT CHEAP!!!
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yes Mercedes changed the transmission service interval to 40k miles but then after that you don't have to service the transmission until you reach 140k miles. It is a good idea to the transmission serviced at this mileage especially for warranty purposes. There was a lot of issues with the new 722.9 transmission when it first came out. Which is one of the reasons Mercedes moved up the transmission service from 100k miles to 40k miles for the first time it needs to be serviced anyways. Plus if the transmission happens to need repairing the first thing the dealership will look for is to see if the trans service had been done at 40k miles before doing any kind of warranty work on the vehicle. As a former Mercedes Benz Tech at the dealership I would say yes it is necessary to get the trans serviced.
I would suggest calling the dealer right away - there may be a defect in your transmission OR they may have done the transmission service wrong, if the transmission was even serviced. I have had a bad experience with a company power flushing my transmission - they did it wrong ( changed the filter before flushing) and fried my transmission. I'm not totally sure of what is going on with your car ( a hands on diagnostic is required) but I do think something is rotten in your trans. Hope this helps!
Sounds like what happened to our 2004/A4/Cab., twice. both times the dealership replaced the transmission contol module. The second time it was repolaced with about 55,000 miles, out of warranty, I was able to get the dealership to replace this transmssion control module uner the 100,000 mile emissions warranty. So good luck.
No...I recommend complete transmission fluid exchange every 50 to 75K miles. When I say "complete" that includes torque converter and radiator cooler.
Transmission oil never wears out but the detergents and conditioners in the oil do and filters get plugged with normal wear and tear debris.
Performing the complete exchange will help prolong the transmissions life and keep it preforming properly.
I would guess there is another problem causing your issue or the dealer may have left something loose during the service.
I would return to the dealer and explain your problem and see what they do recommend and ask them to scan the vehicle for trouble codes as there may be a "B" code that would not turn the service engine light on.
On most 55k or 60k services they flush all of the fluids and add new ones. Service the belts if needed. Some dealers even suggest doing the timing belt on them. But to tell you the truth most everything execpt the oil can wait until about 75k. Very little breakdown occurs in the other fluids in this amount of time especially under normal driving conditions. Now if in severe stop and go traffic all the time have the tranny and brake fluid serviced because it will be the worst.
check the fluid for the color and smell.if the color is dark or the smell is burnt,your tranny have internal problems,also early hyundais had a lot of problems with the transmisions,internal failure as well as the valve bodies goin bad,if the service was done and you still have the problem its likely that your transmision needs a better diagnostic,if you are under warranty then there should be no problem.
the plugs are changed at 100000 miles,but the transmission,a 5 speed electronic and needs service with "j" type fluid.every 30000 miles.
the 120000 km service is about 500 dollars. call a reputable nissan dealer
You need to get another opnion from Lexus. The transmission shouldn't shift like that and it isn't a software issue. This could be a warrenty issue or a recall issue. I would take it to a diffrent dealer.