Bad news today with my '13 Passat TDI, manual. 92,500 mi. I noticed some transmission oil leaking when I was doing an oil change. Took it in to the dealer today anticipating a bad seal. When they got the transmission out it revealed the pressure plate on the clutch had one ear break off and extend out. The ear that bent away milled a ring into the alloy transmission housing, thus the leak. It was about a 0.25" groove. No noise, no change in feel with the clutch to give any warning. Now I'm looking at $5K+ for the new transmission not to mention a clutch. Anyone experience similar issues? The mechanic said he hadn't seen that before. I'm very sad to have this problem and expensive a failure at this mileage.