Some info and a little history of my car. I bought a 2012 VW Jetta with the 2.0 L TDI engine and a 6-speed manual transmission last year in September from a certified VW dealership in Wisconsin. There was 90,000 miles on it and now there is 97,000. I ended up moving to Indiana so I am not able to take this car back to the original dealership that I bought it from.
Recently, I am having transmission related problems, but I am not sure exactly what it is. I have had a few different symptoms occur over the last few weeks listed in order from first to last. The car has been brought into a dealership in Indiana, but they recommend taking it into a transmission shop since it doesn’t have a CPO warranty. I bought an extended powertrain warranty at the Wisconsin dealership. Thought this warranty would have been enough to fix this, but I guess I was wrong.
- When the car was parked in neutral with my foot off the clutch, there was a fluttering/whining noise. The noise went away if I pressed the clutch in. I thought it was a bearing issue (pilot bearing, throwout, etc.) Since then, the noise went away entirely.
- Approximately one week later, I started hearing whining noises when the car was in 2nd gear while driving. The noise would change from gear to gear (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th; never from 1st) frequently, but was not constant at the time. After about a week, the noise was constant no matter what gear the car is in with the exception of 1st gear.
- Another couple days went by and now I have noticed 4th and 6th gear slip out occassionally when I am coasting.
I have made an appointment at a transmission shop, but I am curious what other people may think. I appreciate any thoughts and ideas.