VW recalling 2009-2010 DSG-equipped models
For a company hell-bent on protecting its brand image, even going as far as blocking us from reviewing their cars, it is ironic that they create their own problems. Volkswagen of America has announced a “voluntary” recall involving 13,500 vehicles equipped with its notorious DSG automanual transmission. Models affected by the recall include the Golf GTI, the Eos and the Mexican-built Jetta, built between September 2008 and August 2009.
The recall applies to 2009 model-year vehicles along with a very limited number of 2010 model-year vehicles. A number of these cars may be affected by a faulty temperature sensor in the DSG transmission. Failure of the temperature sensor could result in illuminated warning lamps on the dashboard, and sometimes the transmission may shift into neutral.
In the coming weeks, U.S. owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by Volkswagen of America to have their local dealer inspect and repair their cars for free. It is unknown if UAE-based dealers will follow suit, although the affected U.S. cars come from the same factories that supply GCC-spec models.