Please see the following link on a current enquiry to VW fault issue which has been prompted by VW owners death. We have seen a number of these vehicles here in our workshop and as recent as this week with a VW Polo. Electrical and elecronic issues are not uncommon across the VW and AUdi range of vehicles, most do emerge in the first 3 years of ownership.
Here is a link to the Sydney Morning Herald ‘Drive’ section as published today the 1st of June, 2013.
Interesting extract from the above article:
“Volkswagen Australia has refused calls for a recall here, saying the Chinese DSGs were made locally and the DSGs in Australia are European.”
“Volkswagen has a service ”campaign” related to a problem with the diesel injectors but many customers do not appear to know about it”
“Most incidents involved the Golf and Passat models, both manual and automatics, and the problems included issues with the vehicle’s software, switching suddenly into ”limp home mode”, the failure of diesel injectors, the immobiliser systems and the automatic transmission (the high-tech direct-shift gearboxes, or DSG).”
“Many said that after the incidents no fault showed up on the car log and some mechanics were unsure why the cars were experiencing sudden deceleration. Others had to pay thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses for repairs and replacement parts.”