Volkswagen Golf / Audi A3 DSG 7 Gearbox Problem.

Audi Volkswagen 7 speed transmission fault

Seven Speed Direct Shift Gearbox Control Unit (DQ200)


This DSG 7 control unit is a very common failure for vehicles built between 2003 – 2016 fitted with the DQ200 Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). The most common reported symptom is a complete loss of drive due to not being able to select any gears, this will cause the EPC light to remain illuminated and the gear symbols will continually flash on the instrument panel. Often the main 30-amp fuse will be blown, if you try to replace the fuse it will blow again while the DSG control unit remains connected.


If you attempt to read the fault codes stored in the gearbox system, then you may also notice the gearbox system fails to communicate with your diagnostic scanner, preventing you from reading any fault codes. However, if you are able to communicate with the DSG gearbox system, then you may have the following fault codes stored:


  • 16946/P0562/001378 - System Voltage Low
  • 005636/P1604 - Internal Control Module
  • P189C/006300 - Function Restriction Due To Insufficient Pressure Build-up.

 If you are experiencing any of the above issues, then this is usually a clear indication that your DSG 7 control unit has failed.


We are able to remanufacture (rebuild) your own DSG unit and supply an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty as standard. When we rebuild your own unit, we use higher rated than standard components and ‘engineer out’ the original design flaw that caused your unit to fail in the first place, giving you the peace of mind that your unit will not fail again. If we rebuild your own unit then it will cost a small fraction of the cost of a new unit, and you will not need to program the unit back onto your car – simply refit, replace the oil and away you go.


Common Failure symptoms:

  • No gear engagement
  • No drive or reverse
  • EPC light illuminated
  • Main 30-amp fuse constantly blowing


Common fault codes:

  • P189C (06300) – Function Restriction Due To Insufficient Pressure Build-up
  • P0562 (16946/001378) - System Voltage Low
  • P1604 (005636) - Internal Control Module
  • P17BF (06079) – Pump Protection Maximum Limit Reached


Common failing part numbers:

  • 0AM 927 769 D / 0AM 927 769 K / 0AM 927 769 G
  • 0AM 325 025 D / 0AM 325 025 H / 0AM 325 065 N / 0AM 325 025 J


A brand-new unit from the manufacturer is very expensive and will require programming onto the vehicle which adds further labour costs. Most worryingly is that the brand-new unit that we have seen still have the original design flaw, so if you purchase a new replacement unit then you can expect it to fail again at some point down the line.

Audi Volkswagen DSG7 faultVAG group 7 speed TCU fault


Outperforming the original:

This is a complete re-engineered solution for the DSG-7 family of mechatronics units, all failing components are replaced with our own re-engineered versions, designed from scratch to outperform the original OEM parts. Employing our in-house designed reinforced stainless-steel pressure build-up controls, polymer clutch actuation protection and control unit revision, complete HIL simulation redesign to ensure all shift actuators are meeting and exceeding original OEM specifications in real-world conditions.

DSG7 parts


Test and rebuild:

We fully test every Mechatronics unit before (first line test) and after (end of line test) the rebuild, using our HIL (Hardware In-the-Loop) DSG-7 Gearbox rig, this allows us to test your Mechatronics unit under real-world load conditions. This ensures that each rebuilt unit meets and exceeds OEM specifications. All common failing components are replaced with versions that are higher rated than standard, so you can be assured that once your unit has been rebuilt it will perform as good as, if not better than a brand-new unit from the manufacturer.

HIL testing DSG7


Unable to select gear 6 and/or reverse: 

The VW/Audi group DSG7 DQ200 mechatronic will typically cause gear change problems on the vehicle. However, it’s not always the mechatronic unit that causes drivability problems.

Gear selector fork failure will cause the symptoms outlined below and if not rectified can cause serious damage to the gearbox.

Common Failure Symptoms:

  • Gears Grinding/Crunching
  • PRNDS Lights Flashing
  • Unable To Select Gear 6
  • Unable To Select Reverse
  • P072C – 01851 – Stuck In Gear 6



Programming and Installation:

All coding is retained during test and rebuild – no need for programming once you receive your rebuilt DSG7 unit back. Just fit as below and go!


Our strict quality control: encompassing testing, components and workmanship will ensure only the highest level of work is carried out to meet our lifetime warranty standards.



Lifetime unlimited mileage*


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

To pay for the rebuild select your model above then click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the DSG7 transmission control unit inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Please ensure that the sump remains fitted to the unit as this houses the accumulator, which is a pressurised component, and can become dangerous to anyone handling the package if exposed.

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

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your DSG7 transmission unit 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 DSG7 transmission control unit inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Please ensure that the sump remains fitted to the unit as this houses the accumulator, which is a pressurised component, and can become dangerous to anyone handling the package if exposed.

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

Once received, we will test your DSG7 transmission unit 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 DSG7 transmission control unit and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this Volkswagen Audi Group DSG7, then please contact us.

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Comments on "Volkswagen Golf / Audi A3 DSG 7 Gearbox Problem."
Scott says: 04/03/2024 08:32:26
Hi. My SKODA rapid spaceback 2016 all of sudden starts displaying the following error: Error: Workshop! Only leave vehicle in position P. Could you please tell me whats happening and how May it be fixed? The error appears Atleast twice daily
ECU Admin says: 11/03/2024 13:59:59
Hi Scott, please forward your diagnostic scan results for when this happens and we can look into this for you. contact us
Brian says: 25/08/2023 08:43:49
Hi, I've a 2010 jetta with a dsg 7 dq200 that was losing all gears and prnd would flash when car was warm. Scan tool says lost communication with tcu.My Mechanic removed the mechatronic unit and attempted repair on the tcu. He said wires were broken inside. He attempted soldering them but gave up after failed attempted. I can send you the the entire unit if you think it's repairable. Thanks
ECU Admin says: 29/08/2023 09:48:42
Hi Brian, we’d be happy to have a look and see how we can help. To get started just complete our Test Form above
Christian says: 07/08/2023 23:52:44
Got a VW polo gti 1.4, it runs but reverse is in limp mode. Scanner tool scan there's something wrong with the position sensor for clutch (P1736) and gear position distance (P1730). Located Australia
ECU Admin says: 08/08/2023 10:46:04
Hi Christian, we can certainly look into that for you. Just complete the above Test Form to get started
Tim says: 18/07/2023 17:51:22
I have a Skoda Superb 2011, DSG 7, which suddenly lost all gears - drive, sports and reverse. The engine still runs, but when put into drive, reverse or Sports will not rev above c1,500 revs, and jerks slightly at that. The car will not move at all. In Neutral the engine will rev up and down no problem. The car is very quiet, no clanging of any kind, before or after. Will still idle at c800 rpm, very quiet, hardly know it's on.
ECU Admin says: 21/07/2023 09:35:01
Hi Tim, drop us an email with a list of your stored fault codes and we can look into this for you, contact us
Ash says: 21/06/2023 22:21:09
vw golf 1.6 tdi automatic gearbox. Fault code P1895 what's full cost of repair?
ECU Admin says: 23/06/2023 09:38:34
JOHN TOMBESSA says: 20/04/2023 11:16:52
please can you send me your company phisical address . if i send faulty mechatronic for a3 how much will it cost for repair .
ECU Admin says: 21/04/2023 13:13:22
Hi John, our address can be found on the following page:
Keith says: 10/02/2023 23:52:28
Hi we have a 2014 vw mk7 golf with dsg Lost all gears P light flashing with errors on dash Was working fine lost contact with TCU Do you ship worldwide
ECU Admin says: 14/02/2023 10:05:10
Hi Keith, we do offer a worldwide service
Stuart says: 29/04/2022 14:54:39
A fault has appeared in respect of my 16 Ateca 7 speed DSG box. The car has only done 50k miles. The fault states Position sensor for clutch 2 electrical malfunction. I live in the north east of Scotland and very few local specialties other than main dealer. Is it possible to have this unit refurbished if the local garage removes it and sends it to where is required?
ECU Admin says: 03/05/2022 10:06:40
Hi Stuart, you more than likely have the DQ381 transmission, we can collect and rebuild that for you. Check the following link for further information:
Marco says: 04/04/2022 13:46:34
Hi I have a golf 7 tsi DSG it only select gears 2,3,5,6 and reverse the other gears 1,4,7 he don't get it what can be the problem.
ECU Admin says: 05/04/2022 10:02:31
Hi Marco, we would recommend taking your vehicle to your local garage and having it scanned for error codes, this will help you in your diagnosis.
Stewart says: 13/03/2022 07:23:10
Hi I have Audi S6 2004 4.2 V8 the gearbox is slipping and lights on dash are on for the gear selection is this something that can be fixed
ECU Admin says: 14/03/2022 10:14:49
Hi Stewart, an error may now be logged in the vehicle after the symptoms you have described. We would recommend scanning the vehicle to retrieve the fault code. Once you have this you will have an idea of any action needed to be taken.
Neo Mohapi says: 29/11/2021 00:48:10
I have got the problem with mechatronics faults,i am driving an import golf5 tsi 1.4 dsg 7speed,the cars is flushing PNRDS,It skips gears ,
ECU Admin says: 29/11/2021 10:10:54
To send us your unit for repair just complete our test form:
Andy says: 31/07/2021 13:27:11
Hi I have a 2010 vow golf 1.4 Ive lost drive and reverse trouble code showing p0562/01378 Gearbox code oam3250656 can you please give a quote for repair thanks andy
ECU Admin says: 02/08/2021 10:08:30
Hi Andy, we can help with that. For prices and shipping information please select your mechatronic part number from the following list:
Odermatt Kurt says: 14/07/2021 13:01:17
Gänge fehlen 2,4,6, und Rückwertsgang bei DSG 7
ECU Admin says: 15/07/2021 09:40:19
Guten Tag, Sie haben m�glicherweise eine defekte Mechatronik. Wir k�nnen dies im Hinblick auf eine Reparatur testen, wenn Sie es uns einsenden m�chten.
Alex says: 04/05/2021 22:13:04
Hi.Do you repair DGS6 aswell ? thanks
ECU Admin says: 05/05/2021 09:39:56
Hi Alex, we do offer test and rebuild on the DSG 6 unit also. Please see the following link for further information:
Yiannis says: 14/11/2020 17:10:49
Hi. I have a soda Octavia 1.2 tsi. 2011 It started doing the following problem. No R is engaging, but the car is driving properly but only engaging 1,3,5,7 gears. I am in Cyprus. Can I send the unit to you and how much is the cost for repair? Thank you
ECU Admin says: 17/11/2020 09:20:38
Hi Yiannis, we offer test and rebuild on the Skoda Octavia DSG 7 mechatronic - please see the following link for prices and shipping information:
Azel says: 10/06/2020 19:43:06
Hi, I have a 2013 VW Passat 1.8 tsi with most of the symptoms listed for the DSG gearbox problem including: 1. Not being able to select any gears or start the car (with 'P' light on selector flashing) 2. Many lights on the dashboard on (including the EPC). 3. TCM failing to communicate when scanning codes through ODB. However, it constantly blows the 15 amp for the Mechatronic unit, instead of the 30 amp. Is it safe to say that DSG control unit is still the culprit?
ECU Admin says: 11/06/2020 09:42:46
Hi Azel, your VW Passat does show all the symptoms of having a faulty transmission control unit. We have seen these faulty DSG 7 mechatronic units causing the 15-amp fuse to blow also.
Sithembiso says: 09/05/2020 18:18:25
Hi guys my gearbox have a problem on the unit control so where I can get this unit and can be how much maybe...
ECU Admin says: 11/05/2020 09:47:35
Hi Sithembiso, for more information on test and rebuild or a replacement DSG 7 mechatronic please select your vehicle above.
Raul says: 08/05/2020 22:05:22
Hi, I have a Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI 63 plate,7DSG gearbox. Today I was driving in town and a error message came on instrument cluster info display: Gearbox error. After few seconds the error disappeared. Driving or functionality was not affected. Should I do something to prevent any failure? Please advise. Thank you.
ECU Admin says: 11/05/2020 10:01:57
Hi Raul, an error may now be logged in the vehicle after the symptom you described. We would recommend scanning the vehicle to retrieve the fault code. Once you have this you will have an idea of any action needed to be taken.
Khuliso says: 18/04/2020 14:11:55
How much will it be to rebuild a polo 1.4 gti dsg control unit?
ECU Admin says: 21/04/2020 12:17:27
Hi Khuliso, for prices and shipping information for Volkswagen Polo DSG 7 mechatronic rebuild please click here:
MARCO AURELIO S SIMAO says: 10/02/2020 23:54:25
Hi there! The error code from mine is P17BF00, the same cost to fix it? If send will fix? Its dropping oil away in the garage.
ECU Admin says: 12/02/2020 11:38:15
Hi Marco, ‘P17DF00 – Hydraulic Pump Play Protection’ is common for pressure related problems (such as leaking fluid, not building/holding pressure etc) with the DSG7 unit – we can test and rebuild for this issue. Our rebuild price is the same for all faults, this is because we fully refurbish the unit (not just solve the single fault).
S Emerson says: 24/01/2020 16:44:49
Are the current generation Audi TTs (2ltr 245) fitted with the DQ200 gearbox. If so have the issues with the gearbox now been resolved?
ECU Admin says: 29/01/2020 10:37:37
Hi, as you can see on our affected vehicle list above the Audi TT (Mk2) 2008 – 2014 range is fitted with this commonly failing unit on the DQ200 gearbox. However the current (MK3) Audi TT is fitted with an S-TRONIC transmission.
Mhd Jijakli says: 29/09/2019 15:18:55
Hello I have skoda oktavia tfsi 1.4L 2014 It showing the control unit for direct shift seven speed fault I am located in DUBAI UAE PLEASE advice what should i do and what will be the charges Thanks
ECU Admin says: 30/09/2019 15:53:05
Hi Mhd Jijakli, for prices and shipping information for the DSG7 Skoda Octavia please see the following page:
Justice says: 27/09/2019 14:35:51
Hi I'm justice I have a problem with my Audi a3 1.4tfsi sardonic it does has some codes P0299,P1624,P0562 and P0684 what can be problem
ECU Admin says: 30/09/2019 16:05:05
Hi Justice, two of your fault codes (P1624 and P0562) relate to a potential fault within the DSG7 transmission unit. For prices and shipping information please see the following link:
Marc says: 18/09/2019 20:41:13
Hi I have a Audi A3 2010 1.6 tdi 7speed dsg i have just had the clutchs and flywheel done but the so called garage that the car is at is telling me there is a fault code coming up 255-9-0 dose anyone know what this is and what causes it and how to fix it please
ECU Admin says: 19/09/2019 10:03:03
Hi Marc, your fault code relates to the adaptations failing on the DSG7. 255 basic setting interrupted – 9 shaft W1 control timeout – 0 no abort. We would suggest a global code scan on the vehicle to see what other codes are currently stored. If you would like us to look into these when you have them then please contact us:
Peter says: 15/09/2019 16:38:40
Hi I have fault code p0607 on a 1.2 dsg 7 speed is this something that is control module related and isit fixable
ECU Admin says: 16/09/2019 09:57:47
Hi Peter, if you have this code in the DSG 7 unit we can test it with a view to repair. Just select your Vehicle model above or complete our test form:
STEVE says: 07/09/2019 11:47:57
Hi I have a been having problems with the gears jumping out on my vw golf mk5 dsg 7 speed. Codes are P0841, P177c & P189c.Are they all realted to the mechatronics unit or do I need the clutch looking at aswell.
ECU Admin says: 09/09/2019 12:14:12
Hi Steve, your fault codes are hallmarks of a faulty DSG 7 mechatronic unit. We can help you with that problem. For prices and shipping information please see the following:
Michael says: 04/09/2019 22:22:43
I have a polo 2012 which has the D and a spanner flash. What might be the issue. Please assist.
ECU Admin says: 05/09/2019 09:31:37
Hi Michael, it is important to know which fault codes are stored in the vehicle in a situation like, this as there are multiple reasons that this could happen. Once you have scanned the vehicle and retrieved the fault codes you can contact us or check them again the fault code list above or here:
seif assem says: 03/09/2019 17:46:12
my golf 7 1.4 tsi gearbox just sent error message to display saying reverse not available and the car is on d1 only but when i leave it a couple of hours and turn it on again everything works correctly what is that please help ?
ECU Admin says: 04/09/2019 09:28:43
Hi Seif, with an issue like that it would be wise to scan the vehicle diagnostically for fault codes. Once you have done this we can look into these codes for you – just contact us
feyt says: 25/08/2019 16:02:07
glof 7 1.4 tsi dsg 7 speed how much gearbox oil do i have to put in
ECU Admin says: 27/08/2019 10:41:47
Hi Feyt, the DSG7 unit will require filling with 1L of central hydraulic oil meeting G 004 000 standards.
David says: 19/08/2019 19:18:01
I have Jetta 7 speed wont crank says park neural fault and gear box module fail is this something can sort
ECU Admin says: 27/08/2019 11:27:05
Hi David, we can rebuild your VW Jetta DSG7 unit please see the following information:
Kwame says: 18/08/2019 12:46:28
Hi I have 2010 golf 7 speed day auto. It developed a fault and was not driving, I scan the fault codes, bought repair kit for the mechanic. I repair and put the gearbox back on. Now the car drives perfectly and the gear changes alright. But have noticed that occasionally the D sign on the dashboard will be flashing but will still drives and changes perfectly. Any advice or help
ECU Admin says: 27/08/2019 11:31:03
Hi Kwame, it would be worth scanning the vehicle with diagnostic equipment and taking note of the fault codes stored. Once you have these we can look into the reason for this for you just contact us with your fault codes:
Steve says: 18/08/2019 12:01:19
Hi, I have a 2008 VW tdi golf automatic. It jumps/slips between 1st/2nd gear around 10-20mph. Its ok when you reach speed. Would this be to do with the control unit?
ECU Admin says: 27/08/2019 11:32:57
Hi Steve, this may be the control unit, however it would be best to scan the vehicle with diagnostics to see what fault codes are currently stored. Once you have the fault codes you are more than welcome to contact us with them so that we can look into it for you:
Roman says: 12/08/2019 19:36:32
Hey , I have a skoda octavia 2015-11 1.8tsi 180hp , does it still have this control unit?
ECU Admin says: 13/08/2019 09:17:01
Hi Roman, if your Skoda Octavia is fitted with the DQ200 Direct Shift Gearbox then it will have one of these units. If you would like us to test your unit then please fill out the following test form:
Roger says: 13/07/2019 19:23:47
Hi I have 2002 Audi A6 2.4 jerks on take off. How to fixfix problem Engine code BDV
ECU Admin says: 15/07/2019 10:56:06
Hi Roger, I would recommend that you check for fault codes within the transmission system first, however this type of DSG-7 mechatronics unit was not fitted to your vehicle, so you would also need to contact us with your transmission ECU part number for us to know if your unit is one that we can test/rebuild.
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