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Old 8th August 2017, 09:32   #4726
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Why a 3 year old GT TSI has run only 7k km is something you need to carefully verify.
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Only 7k on a three year plus old gt tsi sounds fishy. Moreover you are going to miss a number of features that have been added since its introduction in 2014.
Yesterday visited the dealer with my wife. The vehicle had body damages all around and had engine malfunction and oil temperature warning in cluster. The interior was pretty decent. On top of all the dealer said its a deal between the seller and buyer directly and he is not involved in this particular vehicle kept on display.
All these were sufficient warning to stay away from it.
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I am experiencing a mild jerk when the gearbox shifts from D4 to D3 while slowing down. The same can be experiened when downshifting from D3 to D2 as well, but not as bad as the D4-D3 jerk. It happens all the time. The vehicle has clocked 3200 km in 4 months majorly consisting of highway runs and city usage in mild traffic. Is the jerk a common characteristic of the gearbox?

My DSG equipped Superb has clocked 64,000+ km and I have never experienced anything similar.

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I am experiencing a mild jerk when the gearbox shifts from D4 to D3 while slowing down. The same can be experiened when downshifting from D3 to D2 as well, but not as bad as the D4-D3 jerk. It happens all the time. The vehicle has clocked 3200 km in 4 months majorly consisting of highway runs and city usage in mild traffic. Is the jerk a common characteristic of the gearbox?
I have not experienced the D4-D3 jerk that you have mentioned. I have noticed the D3-D2 jerk, but it is very mild and not often.

By slowing down, could you help clarify.
a) getting off the accelerator and letting it shift down (without hitting the brake)
b) braking normally in traffic
c) braking hard
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A strange thing happened last week. I was driving my GT TSI with my friend's and my family. There were 2 kids on board too. One kid accidentally threw a ball from the rear seat and it hit the gear lever. It shifted to neutral!
The car revved hard (obviously)! I stopped the car immediately and then changed back to D mode
Later when the car was stopped, I checked again and the gear lever indeed changes to Neutral without pressing the button!
Is it normal? I was always under the impression that the driving mode can only be changed by pressing the button on the gear lever!
was my understanding itself wrong or should I get it addressed by the service centre?
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Later when the car was stopped, I checked again and the gear lever indeed changes to Neutral without pressing the button!
Is it normal? I was always under the impression that the driving mode can only be changed by pressing the button on the gear lever!
This is normal.
You don't need to press the button while changing from "D to N" or from "N to D"
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I think for N to D you have to press the brake pedal, I will check in the evening. From what I remember whenever the lever is on neutral the "press brake pedal" green light in ON in the instrument cluster.
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The button is to help prevent dire consequences. For example, selecting R or P when travelling forwards. I guess it doesn't make it impossible, just a little harder. I knew a guy who destroyed his gear box by engaging R at high speed. Actually, the forward gears still worked, but the car could not be driven backwards.
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I think for N to D you have to press the brake pedal, I will check in the evening. From what I remember whenever the lever is on neutral the "press brake pedal" green light in ON in the instrument cluster.
And while the car is moving, you can change from N to D (and back) even without the brake pedal.
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And while the car is moving, you can change from N to D (and back) even without the brake pedal.
I must be missing something; this gives the impression that the car moves in N. D to N is clear.
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Obviously not something I'd want someone to try (you've had your disclaimer), but does the manual say something about this?

What happens if someone tries to shift into P or R on a modern auto-box when on the move? Does it just disregard the shift, or does it go boom? Why I ask is I've read in plenty of places (including some T-BHP reviews, I think) that some gearboxes disregard downshifts if one tries to shift to a ridiculously low gear at high(er) speeds. Shouldn't that AI apply to P/R modes too, given you're practically trying to stop/go backwards using the gearbox while still going forward?

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I did that once: engaged P while moving. Fortunately I was crawling to a stop, at the point when I slotted to P the car was almost standstill. Anyway, as soon as the lever hit P the car stopped abruptly. I was jolted. Lesson learned.
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I have done the mistake on automatic vento, shifting to P while car was still moving. I did it instinctively like we shift to neutral while coming to complete stop in a manual car. The sound that car made, still gives me nighmares, when i think about it. So please don't do it
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Could work differently on different cars but engineering these days is fairly idiot proof.




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Another thought:

I've seen some autoboxes requiring a sideways shift to activate manual mode. Why isn't something like that widely used for P/R modes, wouldn't it make accidental shifts difficult? Design constraints?
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I've seen some autoboxes requiring a sideways shift to activate manual mode. Why isn't something like that widely used for P/R modes, wouldn't it make accidental shifts difficult? Design constraints?
I have seen some auto boxes having gates where you do have to move the cog laterally and aft/rear to slot into some gears.
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