In this post, we are sharing some golden rules to maintain DSG Gearbox of your car for a long time.
First things first, the multi-clutch system costs 50-60k approx. to fix once the clutch wears out, and there is no jugaad fix.
Second, all you need to do in traffic signals is to put it in N from D to disengage the clutch; this was the primary reason why these dry DCTs failed because they overheated and burnt out in our brutal Indian heat(even Venue and other Hyundai DCT now tells the driver to park and wait to let the DCT to cool).
This is why wet DCT like in new Octavia, superb, Tiguan, Kodiaq will not give problems just like the old Jetta with DQ250(however you need to replace the oil in those every 4 years/60,000km costing 12k each time.
Third, VW has mellowed the shift speeds to reduce the burden on the DCT, this also means that avoid using S mode on a daily basis(people just left their Polo DSG on S mode) to avoid heat.
Accept that ALL DCTs are ticking timebombs no matter WHO makes it (which is why Toyota/Honda do not have a SINGLE DCT option even in their luxury brands like Lexus/Acura), and as a result have some mechanical sympathy and if you have a lot of running in heavy bumper to bumper traffic, avoid getting it.
It is highly unlikely you will face any issues with the gearbox in its current tune until 1-1.5 lakh KM which will most likely be after the 4+2 period, so just allot 60-90k in expenses in case of some failure irrespective of brand.
My well known FNG keeps telling me about stuff like AC failure every 3-4 years in first gen Creta which costs about 40k to replace and all kinds of small small problems that are taking up so much time with the features of these modern cars, so similarly just look at it as a one time issue with the DCT and replace it whenever the car gives trouble and enjoy the drive.
The 1.5TSI is bulletproof, same for most other key mechanical components, so I feel the DSG may still be better for and otherwise tension free package.
I drove the Taigun GT DSG last week (I have test driven the taigun 3 times now and GT only once), once I felt that kickdown from D4 to D2, I knew why they went with a DSG for 1.5 (the 1.5 is a totally different animal, now I know why T-roc owners are so happy).
Considering how bad AMTs are and how many reported failures are occurring with absurd repair costs, and considering that Hyundai iMT is basically a slightly different AMT, I would HIGHLY avoid those gearboxes before pointing fingers at DSG/DCT (looking at you, Nexon and xuv300).
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