Question about 2007 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

1 Answer

My car has a hard jerking when slowing (like exiting from the highway).

My car has a hard jerking when slowing from a speed of 35-40mph or higher like it is having difficulty downshifting, lugging. It does not do it all of the time. The dealership says when checked by computer it checks out fine and has done a software update but I still have the problem. I am concerned about big transmission expenses.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • kargirl29 Oct 09, 2008

    I had the same problem but mine turned out to be extremely dirty tranny fluid. After adding 1 quart of "Trans-X" and driving for about 100 miles, then having tranny flushed and fluid changed (Not an easy task because of the factory sealed unit---but can be done at home of you know how and have the correct replacement fluid) it's all good now!

  • sophianc Nov 13, 2008

    Problem solved by dealership replacing main part of transmission..thank you

  • Beavie Apr 15, 2009

    I have a 1987 GMC Safari van and sometimes I accelerate, it keeps jerking and there are other times it doesn't. Does this has something to do with the transmission?

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    exact same situation. i go from 30 + miles an hour to stop (and not stop real quickly) but it downshifts hard and shakes. What do I do

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have a 07 Passat and my car does this when I use plus gas too often (which was almost every fill up because gas is too high!!!). I brought my car to the dealership for the same problem and I was told to alternate the plus and premium gas to keep a balance. It's almost like a knock and then the car jerks hard after being sluggish. Try alternating between the plus and premium gas and see if that helps.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does my VW Passat hard when I slow down in traffic or coming off the highway on a ramp. It is a hard thud that jerks the whole car and me.


Hi Vi Schulmeier, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Does what hard?

Sep 19, 2014 | Volkswagen Passat Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1993 Mustang 2.3L Trouhble(again); It's slugish at accelerating from a stop(some times falling on its face and dieing), jerks at highspeeds when trying to accelerate, and has hard starts. Any help


All the above problems were happening to my truck, and the engine light never did come on. Finally changed the O2 sensor, and it runs like new again.

Mar 30, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why does power steering get harder at lower speeds


if the belt is nice and tight and is spinning around the pulley and fluids are full, then your steering pump is going bad

Jul 08, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Oil gauge goes to 80psi while I'm driving 70mph on highway, drops when I slow down. Why?


They are designed to change as the motor changes speed. If you have 80 lbs. of oil pressure than you have very good oil pressure in your engine. If it gets higher than 80, I would talk to service dept. at your local dealer.

Jun 24, 2012 | 1997 Cadillac Catera

1 Answer

2003 Expedition jerking/cutting out.


Had same problem: cutting out at low rpm, jerking, a huge clunk or shudder at higher speed (like transmission was going out), and rough idle. All these symptoms were intermittent.

CHECK THE FUEL FILTER!! Changed the fuel filter and thing runs fine!!

PS mine 2003 expedition has 105k

Nov 07, 2008 | 2003 Ford Expedition

Not finding what you are looking for?
2007 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Logo

980 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21936 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60667 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...