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    The dreaded 'ERROR WORKSHOP ONLY LEAVE VEHICLE IN P POSITION' message!

    This is just a heads up for anyone with a DSG box and are still under warranty. If this message pops up on the instrument cluster, get to the dealer straight away for a fix under warranty. It can happen very randomly and only stay for a few seconds usually. It all happens quite fast, and can be easy to miss what the message says if you are busy driving. It seems to be a common problem across the whole VAG group though. It is down to a faulty switch in the gear selector unit that needs replacing. VW are well aware of this, but unfortunately for me it happened a month or so after my warranty ran out. I have had to shell out about 350 for this to be fixed and that is including a pathetic 'good will' gesture from VW! Hopefully my misfortune may be of use to someone else who is not aware of this problem.
    2016 Golf Match 1.4 TSI, DSG

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    If I were you I would contact VW customer services https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/need-help/contact-us if VW know of this fault to see if they will pay as good will now its out of warranty.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Thanks, but I have been already been in contact with VW at the top level complaining about this. The price I paid already includes a good will gesture from them. All that got knocked off the price was about 70. Laughable offer really, but it was the best I could get out of them!
    2016 Golf Match 1.4 TSI, DSG

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    When I bought a Fiesta in 1979 the warranty was 365 days to the minute. In Germany the standard VW warranty is still 2 years.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
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    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    In Germany the standard VW warranty is still 2 years.
    2 years in Germany its 3 year over here.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Sort of, VW Germany still provide the 2 years and VW UK add their own year.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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