Common DSG Problems
A Direct Shift Gearbox, or DSG for short, is a gearbox that can change gears without the need for a clutch. DSG are the most common type of transmission in modern cars.
However, they don't come without any problems. Here are the most common ones:
- The 7-speed DQ200 and 6-speed DQ250 gearboxes sometimes suffer from power loss (gear disengaging) due to short-circuiting of wires caused by a build-up of sulphur in the transmission oil.
- Jerky, hesitant operation, Jumping, thumping is one of the most common complaints drivers have with their dual-clutch transmissions. Such hesitation is usually felt when pulling away from a stop or while traveling at low speeds and coming to a full stop at the traffic lights.
- Error message on dashboard: (Gearbox Malfunction, You Can Continue Driving.)
- Mechatronic failure
- P17BF - Hydraulic pump system overload protection
- 06079 - Hydraulic pump, play protection
- 06300 - Function restriction, due to insufficient pressure build up
- 06293 - Function restriction due to pressure drop
- Shaking / juddering in 1st gear and when changing into higher gears
- Current gear flashes on dashboard
- Flashing engine management light or P R N D S on dashboard
- P2711 unexpected mechanical gear disengagement
- Clutch slip or banging on engagement
- Fault code 06293 function restriction due to pressure drop
- Fault code 01851 stuck in gear 6
- Software Adaptation failures
- Adaptation Drive not completed.
- Basic Settings not done properly.
- Clutch Calibration not completed properly.
- Wet clutch failure
- Clutch 1 or Clutch 2 P17CF Slippage too High
- Sensor, Solenoid and TCU Problems:
- P179E Drive Position Sensor Electrical Error.
- P179F Drive Position Sensor Malfunction.
- P060A - Internal Control Module Monitoring Processor Performance.
The good news is at Melbourne Euro, we are capable of fixing any problems with DSG. You can always contact us.
Address: 4/23 Cooper St, Campbellfield VIC 3061
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