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Recently took delivery of a 2012 JSW TDI, and am having a similar problem, but I consider the issue to be a hesitation in the engine rather than a transmission problem. When cold, if I lift even a bit, I get a severe on/off hesitation. If I stay gently on the gas for a couple of blocks, no problem. Why do you think this is a transmission issue? In either case, unacceptable, and I intend to pursue the problem with my dealer.Report it
Though I cannot comment on the DSG issue you mention (other than that I do not experience any such things in my '12 6spd manual trans Sportwagen TDI), the cooling fan running for an extended period of time is indeed perfectly normal for the 2.0L TDI engines. These engines go through an active regen cycle every 500 or so miles, in which the car burns off the excess soot within the system caused naturally by diesel combustion. During this cycle, temperatures in the diesel particulate filter (DPF) are elevated to over 1000 deg. F to burn off the soot. If you shut the car off during one of these cycles (which is ok), the cooling fans continue to run for an extended period of time to counter these high temperatures in the DPF. All part of the clean-diesel process! Nothing to worry about there.Report it
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