09 Nov, 14

Audi / Seat / Skoda / VW – Multitronic DSG / CVT Transmission Controller (TCM / TCU) Repairs

S-Tronic TCU RepairsDSG / CVT Transmission Control Module Problems + Repairs
The automatic transmission fitted to VAG group vehicles, namely Audi / Seat / Skoda and Volkswagen (VW) are very commonly known for becoming faulty and causing all sorts of transmission related problems. All vehicles are affected from automatics to semi-automatics.. from Mechatronic, Multitronic and S-Tronic right down to DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox) and CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) vehicles.

Sometimes these faults can be corrected by a simple Gearbox oil change or software update but more commonly the fault is caused by the Transmission Control Module (TCM), also known as the Gearbox ECU.

Common DSG / CVT Transmission Controller Problems
A failed Transmission Control Unit (TCU) can cause a wide number of faults. Some faults can be intermittent or become progressively worse depending on the nature of the fault but can almost always be repaired. Below we have listed some of the most common faults our customers have experienced with their failed DSG / CVT Transmission Controllers.

  • “PRNDS” Light Flashing
  • Gearbox Going In Neutral
  • Gearbox Stops Working When Hot
  • Fail-Safe (Limp Mode)
  • Loss of Power
  • Jerking In / Out of Gears
  • Loss of Reverse Gear
  • Not Going Into Gear

Common TCM Related DTC Fault Codes
A problematic DSG controller may not bring up any warning lights or fault codes so it’s not always as easy to locate the problem. We have however compiled a small list of common DTC fault codes below which we have found to be linked to DSG Transmission Control Unit problems.

  • 18226 P1818 Pressure Control Valve 2 N216 Electric Error
  • 18222 P1814 Pressure Control Valve 1 (N215), Open / Short to Ground
  • 18223 P1815 Pressure Control Solenoid 1 (N215), Short to B+
  • 18227 P1819 Pressure Control Solenoid 2 (N216), Open / Short to Ground
  • 18228 P1820 Pressure Control Solenoid 2 (N216), Short to B+
  • 18231 P1823 Pressure Control Solenoid 3 (N217), electrical malfunction
  • 18232 P1824 Pressure Control Solenoid 3 (N217), Open / Short to Ground
  • 18233 P1825 Pressure Control Solenoid 3 (N217), Short to B+
  • 18236 P1828 Pressure Control Solenoid 4 (N218), electrical malfunction
  • 18237 P1829 Pressure Control Solenoid 4 (N218), Open / Short to Ground
  • 18238 P1830 Pressure Control Valve 4 (N218), Short to Plus
  • 18241 P1833 Pressure Control Solenoid 5 (N233), electrical malfunction
  • 18242 P1834 Pressure Control Solenoid 5 (N233) Open / Short to Ground
  • 18243 P1835 Pressure Control Solenoid 5 (N233) Short to B+
  • 18246 P1838 Pressure Control Solenoid 6 (N371), electrical malfunction
  • 18247 P1839 Pressure Control Solenoid 6 (N371) Open / Short to Ground
  • 18248 P1840 Pressure Control Solenoid 6 (N371) Short to B+
  • 19143 P2711 Unexpected / Implausible Mechanical Gear Disengagement, Intermittent
  • 17134 P0750 Control Valve 1/Solenoid Valve N88 Function Disturbance
  • 17137 P0753 Control Valve 1/Solenoid Valve N88 Electric Error
  • 17114 P0730 Gearshift-/ Transmission Surveillance Wrong Gear Transmission Ratio
  • 18165 P1757 Power Supply, Interruption
  • 17111 P0272 Rounds Count Signal From Engine ECU, No Signal
  • 17090 P0706 F125 Drive Position Sensor Signal Implausible
  • 17106 P0722 Gearbox Speed Sensor G195 No Signal
  • 18201 P1793 Gearbox Speed Sensor 2 G196 No Signal

Multitronic Gearbox TCU TestingCommon Vehicles Affected By The Famous DSG Transmission ECU Problems
The Transmission Control Module problems affect all DSG / CVT vehicles in the VAG group (Audi / Seat / Skoda / Volkwasgen). Below we have compiled a list of the common vehicles we are aware of which our customers have sent us units from.

VehicleVehicleVehicleVehicleVehicle
Audi A1Audi A2Audi A3Audi S3Audi A4
Audi S4Audi A5Audi S5Audi A6Audi S6
Audi A7Audi A8Audi Q3Audi Q5Audi Q7
Audi TTSeat AlhambraSeat AlteaSeat IbizaSeat Leon
Seat ToledoSkoda FabiaSkoda OctaviaSkoda RapidSkoda Roomster
Skoda Superb IISkoda YetiVolkswagen BeetleVolkswagen BoraVolkswagen Caddy
Volkswagen CCVolkswagen EosVolkswagen GolfVolkswagen JettaVolkswagen Passat
Volkswagen PoloVolkswagen SciroccoVolkswagen SharanVolkswagen TiguanVolkswagen Touareg
Volkswagen TouaregVolkswagen TransporterBugatti Veyron EB 16.4And More..!

Common Transmission Control Module (TCM) Part Numbers
All units from all makes and models of vehicles are affected and so the list of part numbers is endless. We have taken the time to compile an extensive list of part numbers below which we have seen in our workshop time and time again for repair or exchange. Don’t worry if you’re part number is not listed, we can still test + repair it for you but if you’re unsure then give us a call on 0844 847 9999 and we can confirm this for you.

PartnumbersPartnumbersPartnumbersPartnumbers
01J 927 156 AH01J 927 156 BG01J 927 156 CG01J 927 156 CN
01J 927 156 DB01J 927 156 FH01J 927 156 FK01J 927 156 GN
01J 927 156 HH01J 927 156 HN01J 927 156 HF01J 927 156 HT
01J 927 156 JJ01J 927 156 JK01J 927 156 JG8E0 910 155 F
8E0 910 1558E0 910 155 H8E0 910 155 K8E0 910 155 C
8E0 910 155 E8E0 910 155 G8E0 910 155 J8E0 910 155 A
8E0 910 155 B8E0 910 156 P8E2 910 155 B8E2 910 155 G
8E2 910 155 K4B0 910 1554B0 910 155 C4B0 910 155 K
4B0 910 155 P4B0 910 155 F4B0 910 155 S4B0 910 155 G
4B0 910 155 T4B0 910 155 D4B0 910 155 Q4B0 910 155 L
4B0 910 155 N4B0 910 156 B4B0 910 156 G4B0 910 156 N
4B0 910 156 H4B0 910 156 M4B0 910 156 J4B0 910 156 F
4B0 910 156 L4B1 910 155 A4B1 910 155 B4B1 910 155 L
4B1 910 155 K4B1 910 155 F4B1 910 155 G02E 927 770 E
02E 927 770 G02E 325 025 AD02E 325 025 AD Z0102E 325 025 AD Z02
02E 325 025 AD Z0302E 325 025 AD Z0402E 325 025 AD Z0502E 325 025 AD Z06
02E 325 025 AD Z0702E 325 025 AD Z0802E 325 025 AD Z0902E 325 025 AD Z0A
02E 325 025 AD Z0B02E 325 025 AD Z0C02E 325 025 AD Z0D02E 300 146 D
02E 927 770 L02E 927 770 AE02E 300 042 Q02E 927 770 AD
02E 300 041 R02E 927 777 D02E 927 770 AJ02E 927 77O AD
02E 927 777 OL02E 300 041 NE040A004161JBLR1202E 300 046 D
02E 927 770 M02E 927 770 F02W 927 770 M02E 927 777 OF
02E 927 777 OM02E 300 046 F02E 927 777 OE02E 300 046 K
02E 300 146 FP81 GF 30 00107 3102 UF00107455A28E0 910 159 C
8E0 910 157 L8E0 910 159 A8E2 910 155 D01J 927 156 CM
8E2 910 155 P01J 927 156 CS01J 927 156 ET00107375A1
8E2 910 156 Q8E1 910 155 S8E2 910 155 L8E0 910 159
8E0 910 156 L8E4 910 155 A01J 927 156 FA01J 927 156 JF
8E2 910 155 F002706598E2 910 155 A8E0 910 157 H
01J 927 156 AE01J 927 156 DS8E0 910 159 F8E0 910 156 Q
8E0 910 155 M8E0 910 159 B01J 927 156 CF8E0 910 155 Q
01J 910 156 HT8E0 910 156 H8E2 910 155 E01J 927 156 CT
8E0 910 156 K8E5 910 1558E1 910 155 B8E1 910 155 M
01J 927 156 CR8E0 910 155 P8E2 910 155 C8E3 910 155 Q
01J 927 156 EC01J 927 156 E4B1 910 155 D4F1 910 155 H
01J 927 155 JG4F2 910 155 R4F0 910 155 M4F2 910 155 N
01J 927 156 CJ8E1 910 155 N4F5 910 157 F01J 927 156 CB
01J 927 156 CH01J 927 156 DE4B0 910 155 B4F1 910 155 F
01J 927 156 K01J 927 156 FD01J 927 156 C45R4F2 910 155 S
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00401641A200402301A100402418A600107432A1
00402418A500107502A300107430A200402519A1
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00402300A100107188A700107434A300008977A8
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00107444A100402516A700107429A200107424A1
00107495A28E4 910 155 B8E0 910 155 S4B0 910 155 M
8E1 910 155 F8E3 910 155 E4F0 910 157 K8E3 910 155 F
01J 927 156 CL01J 927 156 JH01J 927 156 JE8E3 910 155 G
4B1 910 155 E4B1 910 155 N4B1 910 155 J4F1 910 155 D
4F5 910 155 R8E0 910 157 J4F0 910 157 J8E2 910 156 B
8E0 910 155 N8E2 910 155 H4F1 910 155 B8E0 910 155 T
4F1 910 155 E8E1 910 155 T4B1 910 156 D8E3 910 155 T
4B1 910 156 F01J 927 156 CQ8E1 910 155 L4F5 910 155 S
01J 927 156 CE8E1 910 155 P4B1 910 156 E4F2 910 155 G
8E0 910 155 R8E3 910 155 R8E5 910 155 J8E2 910 155 Q
4F9 910 155 B01J 927 156 DR4B1 910 155 Q8E3 910 155 J
4F5 910 157 H4E0 910 156 P4F2 910 155 D4F1 910 155 P
8E3 910 155 H4F9 910 155 D4F5 910 157 D4F5 910 155 Q

Audi A4 / A6 CVT Transmission Control Module RepairsWhen the DSG Gearbox ECU becomes faulty, your local dealer will quote you in excess of £1000.00 +VAT for a replacement TCM unit which will also require coding / programming at an additional cost. The new replacement part will come with a standard 12 month warranty. Alternatively you have the option of replacing the DSG / CVT Transmission ECU with a used second-hand part but this will come with a limited 30-90 day warranty and will also require coding / programming at an additional cost.

My DSG Gearbox ECU Is Faulty – How Can SINSPEED Help Me?
At Sinspeed we have the latest Automatic Transmission Controller Testing equipment and are able to fully bench test + repair all transmission controllers. We have all the major components in stock to carry out a successful repair and have in many cases managed to repair units others have deemed irreparable. We also carry a large number of units in stock ready for exchange and can complete all the necessary coding / programming to the units in our workshop before returning it to you – making it fully plug & play. This means you can send your part to us for repair or replacement and when you get the part back, simply plug it in and away you go.. no need for expensive dealer coding / programming!

All of our DSG / CVT Gearbox ECU’s come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Additional DSG Remapping Services For Transmission Controllers
In addition to our transmission ECU repair and replacement services, we also offer a fantastic DSG Gearbox Remapping Service which can be applied at the same time as the repair, whereby we will fine tune the mapping of the DSG controller for a greater driving experience. Some of the key benefits will be a smoother gear change with zero hesitation, zero lag and gear shift speeds increased by 20%. Full information on our DSG Remapping Service can be seen here.

If you have a faulty DSG Gearbox ECU and are looking for a repair or replacement of your damaged TCM unit then give us a call today on 0844 847 9999.

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118 thoughts on “Audi / Seat / Skoda / VW – Multitronic DSG / CVT Transmission Controller (TCM / TCU) Repairs
  • Hello
    I have golf 5 plus 1.9tdi. I had a problem with reverse gear, During parking i Shifted from D to R and on dashboard PRNDS was blinking,after I turned Off and on car and it was ok.I have already passed about 300km with no any problem.please advise what to do

    • Hi Nikola

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi

    I have a audi A3 2.0 S Line 2007 (57) model. I have a intermitten problem with my dsg gearbox, When moving the car from stationery position either on drive or reverse the car judders and then becomes fine when Continuing to drive. What could this be and how much could it cost me to repair?

    • Hi Sal

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hello. Your repair mechatronic dsg 02e vw golf year 2006 failure (18223 pressure control valve ( N215 ) and (18228 pressure control valve (N216) ? What is the price includad shipping fron SPAIN? And how many days does the repair take? Thanks

    • Hi Fernando

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • hello dears ,

    would you advise about below issue related to problem with transmission flashing PRNDS ,
    and the speed changes to Triptronic or S mode by it self while am driving on “D”

    please check out below Error and advise if it`s applicable to apply update the TCM software or change the transmission oil in order to solve this problem :
    P1793 Transmission output speed sensor 2 (G196) No signal

    • Hi Martin

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      This is a very common fault to have – I do not believe an oil change or software update will correct this.
      I have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • hi Jason,

    i have an Audi 3 2.0lt tdi had the mechatronics repaired twice and the fault code still comes back the mechanic says that it is the wheel bearings how true can this be as the car idles and the fault comes back. fault code says n216 solenoid intermittent

    • Hi Brent

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

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