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The high altitude/cold temperature TDI/DSG No start condition is very real as outlined in the FAQ.

I am that person in Colorado to whom VWoA paid $5000.00. VW kicked and screamed, however they are very aware of this defect.

VW conducted their business just like you would think .... squirrely. "VW,, Get your check book out and be certain to spell my name correctly"
 

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The high altitude/cold temperature TDI/DSG No start condition is very real as outlined in the FAQ.

I am that person in Colorado to whom VWoA paid $5000.00. VW kicked and screamed, however they are very aware of this defect.

VW conducted their business just like you would think .... squirrely. "VW,, Get your check book out and be certain to spell my name correctly"

"that person".,,Who said you're the only one :eek

I wonder how many others have had this problem?
 

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LOL....I'm sure there must be at least one so I don't want to identify anyone in particular. I try to avoid putting info into the FAQ unless it's been verified by multiple people or is of sufficient concern and makes sense. Until they switch to a dry clutch system I think this could be a problem in the future as well. Some people also complain of a cold creep which is why I recommend stepping on the brake when the car is started. I'm not sure if the car will even start unless the foot is on the brake but I know it won't go out of park. This is good practice in any car anyways.
 

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There are plenty of new owner compliants in Colorado

As far as the Altitude/Cold/No start goes .... There are more than several TDI/DSG owners’ whom presented this No Start issue to VWoA.

VW of America’s roll it should be noted is that of a vehicle distributor. In my instance their response was a herculean effort to wiggle out of its new car warranty obligation. A classic retorhic strategy if there ever was. My stance on the issue was, “Not Bloody Likely” – VWoA and this Customer agreed to $5000.00 as a settlement.

The sharp (and conscientious) Tech at our Denver VW dealership thoroughly examined our new TDI with the people at VWAG technical Line in collaboration. Their findings were the vehicle was within all specs and that the Uber cold DSG was the culprit; The condition was nothing new to the German Tech line I was told ~ “A significantly cold DSG impedes the (TDI emphasis) starting sequence below the threshold of RPM needed for compression ignition to occur. Okay, what to do? Heater’s you say… this open’s up a larger discussion, not at all mentioned on the VWoA new car Monroney Label.

http://www.espar.com , http://www.webasto.us both makes self-contained engine heaters and by virtue of proximity would heat the DSG.
It should be noted these style heaters are VWAG / Audi etc factory options in Europe. VW of America suggested a third party install – yet another discussion entirely; warranty, EPA, third party installer hacks up my new car, etc. Make no mistake; the installation is open heart surgery, fuel lines, interior controls, etc. Now as before, the simple extension cord tethered engine heaters are an option, if not archaistic in a modern diesel car; In North America and only offered in Canada there is now a VW factory (extension cord type) engine heater. Go figure.

In the end, 6sp manual or 6sp DSG – depends how “cold” you wanna get. The DSG/cold condition is real, just ask VWAG.
 

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Mr. Moderator Sir - can a Brother get an Edit function please?

Edit: Ooops. I see the Edit function is ON in this very Post, although not on in others?
 

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Edit function was enabled for 25 hours so that older posts can be archived, it's now 48 hours. if you want to make a new post just post in the same thread. Locking posts after a certain amount of time is the norm on vbulletin and if someone needs to make an edit to an old post that will significantly improve organization or there's been a major change and people should be aware of it in the first post, I can do it for them. Plus, the forum isn't big enough so that people can't read the second page to get updates, lol.
 
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