15 Dec, 14

Volkswagen (VW) Multitronic DSG / CVT Transmission Controller (TCM / TCU) Repairs

Volkswagen Multitronic DSG Module TestingVolkswagen (VW) Multitronic DSG / CVT Transmission Controller (TCM / TCU) Repairs
Have you had trouble with your Volkswagen losing power? Or does it start jerking in and out of gears? Did you know that these could be symptoms of a faulty Automatic Transmission Control Unit, or more commonly known as the Gearbox ECU? This problem can be diagnosed on all gearbox types, automatic or semi-automatic, S-Tronic or Mechatronic, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), and can occasionally be repaired once the problem has been identified with a simple gearbox oil change or a software update, however if it is a Transmission Control Module (TCM) fault, this will either need to be repaired or replaced.

Common Volkswagen (VW) DSG / CVT Transmission Controller Concerns
There have been a number of common faults reported to us by customers in the past regarding the DSG/CVT Transmission Controllers, and in most occasions the faults can be rectified. However, there are occasions where the problem starts to worsen depending on the nature of the problem, and you will notice this when the faults are irregular. If your car is suffering from any of the issues below, you may have an issue with your Transmission Control Module.

  • Gearbox Fails when it Overheats
  • Gearbox going into Neutral
  • Not going in to Gear
  • Loss of Reverse Gear
  • “PRNDS” Light Flashing
  • Limp Mode (Fail-Safe).
  • Power Loss
  • Jerking In/Out of Gears

Regular TCM related DTC Fault Codes
Some of the errors related to a faulty DSG Controller can be problematic to identify as warning lights and fault codes will not always appear to warn you of the problem. While the issue can be difficult to locate or diagnose, we have compiled a list of the DTC Fault Codes that have been reported to us from customers regarding DSG Transmission Controller Units:

  • 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

As there are so many to list, we have only highlighted the most common. If you are unable to find a fault code on the list above, get in touch for more information.

Volkswagen Vehicles Affected by the Common DSG Gearbox ECU Problems
Below you will find a table that lists all the models of Volkswagen DSG / CVT vehicles that have been known to have had issues with the Transmission Control Module:

VehicleVehicleVehicleVehicleVehicle
Volkswagen BeetleVolkswagen BoraVolkswagen CaddyVolkswagen CCVolkswagen Eos
Volkswagen GolfVolkswagen JettaVolkswagen PassatVolkswagen PoloVolkswagen Scirocco
Volkswagen SharanVolkswagen TiguanVolkswagen TouaregVolkswagen TouaregVolkswagen Transporter
Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

S-Tronic TCU RepairsGeneral Part Numbers for Volkswagen (VW) Transmission Control Unit (TCU)
If you have done your research, you will be aware that to replace or repair a faulty DSG Gearbox ECU from local dealers can cost in the excess of £1000 + VAT, and this will not include any programming which you will have to pay extra for. It will generally come with a standard 12 Month Warranty, unless of course it is irreparable, in which case you may be offered to replace your DSG/CVT Transmission ECU with a second-hand used part which will only come with a 30-90 day limited warranty. Again, you will still need to pay extra for programming!

The list below outlines the most common repair and exchange units that we have repaired or replaced for customers in the past. If you have identified the problem with your DSG Transmission Control Unit and require a part number that is not on the list below, please call us on 0844 847 9999 and we will be able to provide further information about testing and repairing your unit.

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
4F2 910 155 H00402417A100402417A200402305A1
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00402418A300107491A200107492A200107425A3
00107436A100107426A300107432A300107433A2
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00107484A200107431A400401497A200402418A2
00402302A100107181A400107188A500402193A1
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00107425A200107437A100107438A100107444A2
00107432A200402303A100107486A200107428A2
00107489A200107426A200107425A100107486A3
00107438A200107438A300107437A200402304A1
00107410A400401499A200401499A100107399A1
00107183A600402417A500107426A100107376A1
00008976A300107183a700107188A400107375A2
00107183A500402125A300402125A100402193A6
00008979A500107181A500008976A800008959B3
00107452A100402516A100402516A400107430A3
00107441A200107488A200401030A200402525A1
00401488A200107495A300402516A300401149A3
00107485A200107475A300107475A200107441A3
00401641A200402301A100402418A600107432A1
00402418A500107502A300107430A200402519A1
00107428A100107437A300402309A100107480A3
00107410A300107433A300107436A200107441A1
00107433A100401491A200107483A2318959
00402300A100107188A700107434A300008977A8
00107487A300107444A300107198A300107436A3
00008976A600402524A100401488A100008992A6
00107424A300107434A200107479A300107487A2
00008996A700401492A200107188A600402516A5
00107430A100008959A700107280A100107281A2
00107315A100107483A300402417A300107484A3
00107281A100402516A600402523A100107376A3
00107261A300107379A100107184A400107431A3
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

Multitronic Gearbox TCU TestingMy Volkswagen Has a DSG TCM Module Fault – How can SINSPEED Assist Me?
Whether you’ve identified the exact issue with your DSG TCM Module or are having difficulty locating the problem, we are pleased to advise that here at Sinspeed, we hold the latest Automatic Transmission Controller Testing equipment as well as all major components in stock, so we can fully bench test all transmission controllers as well as carry out all the repairs, including programming/coding ensuring that it is fully plug and play!

In order to take advantage of our fantastic service, all you need to do is post out your part to us and we will quote you to repair or replace the unit, including all the programming and coding cost within the final cost, then post the part back out to you fully coded and functional, ready to plug and play!

Not only this, but we also provide LIFETIME Warranty on all of our DSG / CVT Gearbox ECU’s! So if you want further information about how Sinspeed can help you, give us a call today on 0844 847 9999.

Supplementary Remapping Services for  DSG Transmission Controllers
So you’ve repaired your Gearbox ECU, but do you want better performance and an enhanced driving experience? Imagine smoother gear changes with zero hesitation, or a 20% increase in gear shift speeds with zero lag – well we can help you there as well! Not only do we offer a full  DSG Transmission TCM Repair + Replacements service, we also offer Remapping services for VW DSG Transmission controllers, where we can fine tune the mapping of your DSG Controller to provide a greater driving experience. It will be applied to your unit at the same time as your repair therefore it will still be fully plug and play. If you want more information on our Volkswagen DSG Remapping Service, please click here.

Give us a call today on 0844 847 9999 for further information regarding repairing or replacing your DSG Gearbox ECU.

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22 thoughts on “Volkswagen (VW) Multitronic DSG / CVT Transmission Controller (TCM / TCU) Repairs
  • 2012 Vw Golf. I have a flashing spanner top right of the dash, its flashes the Gear i am in, then spanner followed by Gear and so on.

    Connected it to computer and says 06300 function restriction due to insufficent pressure build Up. P189c – intermittent.

    It’s a DSG7 box. Can you estimate a repair cost Or idea how to repair. Thanks

    • Hi Kevin

      Thanks for the enquiry,

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

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

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