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I have the same car and almost all these issues. The shifting problem may feel and seem like a transmission issue, but also check out the engine's throttle position sensor - TPS. I have had to replace it twice and solves the problem!Report it
design_o-mite please do not give up. these cars have thier quirks but once you know themand how to deal with them all can be over come and you will enjoy this car. Unfortunately most mechanics are more interested in your money than resolving the issues. When the see the VW or Audi symbol on your car they see money in the bank. Most repairs are very simple and not that difficult to perform. I hope that you can recover from such a dissappointment. You should consider getting you money back with the shop for not resolving the issue and performing work that was uneeded.Report it
Well for all of those who are experiencing issues with your auto transmissions from 2003-2006 they almost all have a problem that develops with the Valve Body inside the ransmission. Many companies and dealers have been replacing the entire transmission when just replacing the Valvebody with the new version (recommended replacement part) this solves the issue. average cost installed is $1450.00 However VW has done an extenstion on warranty on all these vehicle to repair them with in a time frame from the date of service by adding 2 years and 24k more miles. This means never pay for a transmission entirely. If you have already done so and it was performed at a VW dealership you may be entiled to reimbursemnet for the transmission repair. I have now work through this issue on 3 of these and since being repaired properly they have not had any issues. For the person that paid for a new transmission m=if it was a rebuild job most transmission repair facilities donot change the valve bodt if the transmission was a factory OEM new it may have still have the old version valve body. Go to you repair shop or dealer and insist it be repaired properly at no charge. You have a strong case for your side.Report it
Also, you might want to try to purse the lemon law!Report it
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