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Tiptronic automatic transmission on 2005 VW Beetle. When slowing to a stop car starts shifting hard and when back up car vibrates something awful.. Fluids have been checked its ok..

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You most likely ruined the trans by using the
car with ANY Trans problem,but that's what folks
like to do.

NO ONE can guess at these questions we get here

Vehicles have to be tested to find problems

The hard shifting & you using it- pretty much tells
me it is coming out & being rebuilt, to the tune of
about $4,500

The symptoms your describing, regardless of the reason
when they first started & if there was a solution, it now has
internal wear & damage

If you do not change the fluid every 2 or 3 years since a vehicle was new & it is 8 years old or more, you killed the trans, on any vehicle

That slamming into gear & driving only ten miles like that your done



Posted on Nov 21, 2014

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SOURCE: 2001 vw beetle, transmission fluid

This page explains how to change the transmission fluid but about half way down the page it tells how to check for the proper amount of fluid:
http://www.newbeetle.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1036

There isn't a transmission dipstick for this car.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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im having this problem with my '03 jetta. No response when i shift right. and i get this buzzing noise when i shift into reverse.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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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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SOURCE: hard shifting automatic tiptronic transmission.

my car is an audi TT. i get a hard shift sometimes from first to second gear. it does not happen all the times and down from second to first. no lights on...

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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SOURCE: 1998 vw beetle automatic transmission hard shifts

There is an electrical malfunction in the EV5 solenoid electrical circuit. You must go to Advance Auto or Autozone and borrow their scan tool and get the code.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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