VW & Audi DSG Gearbox ECU

VW Audi mechatronic DSG fault

VW and Audi DSG Gearbox ECU problem (Mechatronic Control Module Fault)


Malfunction of the 6-speed DSG transmission ECU is very common across all Audi and Volkswagen vehicles with this Mechatronic gearbox.

Failure usually begins intermittently with the P R N D S lights flashing and the gearbox dropping into neutral (N) position, worryingly this also happens whilst driving. When parked the gearbox may fail to select forward or reverse gears leaving the vehicle stranded with no way to move it until the vehicle has cooled down.


These faults will always become more permanent with time. When presented with a failure of the 6-speed DSG Mechatronic main dealerships will seek to replace the part with an expensive new unit from manufacturer. The common faults with these units are inherent and have not been worked-out at manufacturer level. Meaning that short 1-year warranty you get with new will not be sufficient to cover the impending malfunction.

We offer a better solution: we test and rebuild your own unit, keeping all original programming, and work-out the faults present since manufacture level. This will be completed in 3-5 working days and our Lifetime warranty will provide peace of mind, though we expect the rebuilt unit not to fail anyway.



Common Failure symptoms:

  • PRNDS flashing
  • Loss of forward and reverse gears
  • Dropping out of gear while driving
  • No communication to the gearbox ECU


Common fault codes:

  • P0751 17135 – Shift Solenoid 1 (N88) Short To Ground
  • P0756 17140 – Shift Solenoid 2 (N89) Short To Ground
  • P0761 17145 - Shift Solenoid 3 (N90) Short To Ground
  • P0766 17150 - Shift Solenoid 4 (N91) Short To Ground
  • P0746 17130 – Pressure Control Solenoid 1 (N215) Short To Earth
  • P0776 17160 – Pressure Control Solenoid 2 (N216) Short To Earth
  • P0716 17100 - Transmission Input Speed Sensor (G182) Implausible Signal
  • P0722 17106 - Transmission Output Speed Sensor (G195): No Signal
  • P1707 18115 – Interference In Mechatronic Module



DSG Removal: Click here for DSG removal instructions

Test and rebuild:

Our purpose-built Hardware In-the-Loop testing rigs allows us to test these Mechatronic transmission ECUs under real-world load and driving conditions and identify all faults within the unit. Once the DSG transmission ECU has been rebuilt we test these again to ensure that it meets OEM operating standards and that no faults remain. Constant in-house development means that all our testing procedures are as extensive and encompassing as possible.



During testing and rebuild we retain all original programming which means that once the unit is returned it is plug and play.



Our test and rebuild work is world renowned and is used by franchise dealerships and specialists across the globe. Our work defect rate is lower than 0.49% on all our rebuilds, so you can be assured of our very high standard of work.



Lifetime unlimited mileage*


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

Choose your part number or select your vehicle above, choose your part number and click ‘Get Yours Rebuilt’

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the Audi/Volkswagen transmission ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your DSG ECU with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)


What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form.

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the Audi/Volkswagen transmission ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your transmission ECU and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your DSG transmission ECU and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.


If you require further information regarding this Audi/Volkswagen transmission ECU then please contact us.

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Comments on "VW & Audi DSG Gearbox ECU"
Jeff Bagley says: 15/8/2022 12:38:40 PM
I have a 2012 vw jetta tdi wagon with the 6 speed dsg unit id is 02E9277OAL. I did not see on list. Is this unit one that you can rebuild?
ECU Admin says: 16/8/2022 9:33:55 AM
Hi - no worries, we can help you with that one. Please see the following page: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/volkswagen/jetta/ecu-transmission/etm7770al-o/
Sinan says: 4/10/2021 4:11:36 PM
How much will cost me to repair megatronick unit of dsg gearbox?
James Kern says: 5/5/2022 10:39:02 PM
2011 Audi S5 7spd. Auto
ECU Admin says: 6/5/2022 9:22:21 AM
Hi, we offer a range of transmission ECU rebuilds for the Audi S5 here: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/audi/s5/ecu-transmission/
ECU Admin says: 5/10/2021 9:33:30 AM
Hi Sinan. For prices and shipping information please select your part number or vehicle above.
Jamie Johnstone says: 17/5/2020 11:52:11 AM
Hi hopefully you can help me I am Looking for a mechatronics unit for an Audi A3 2.0l tfsi s tronic Quattro 8p 2010
ECU Admin says: 18/5/2020 9:33:08 AM
Hi Jamie, we can certainly help, just select your part number from one of the following lists. For 6-speed please click here: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/audi/a3/ecu-transmission/ or for 7-speed click here: https://www.ecutesting.com/product-catalogue/audi/a3/ecu-dsg-gearbox/
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