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The linkage in the transmition is loose.

I am having the same problem. I have brought the car in 3 times. They tell me there is nothing wrong, obviously they have not spent much time looking at the car, this happens to me 25% of the time. HELP!!!

I am still having the same problem. The VW dealership had it for over a week and when I got it back they had put a 5 centimetre scratch on the hood and cracked my windshield, then proceeded to tell me that it was there when I brought the car in. They have also told me that what i perceive to be the car having problems shifting gears, is just the car "downshifting" because it's a "low-emissions vehicle". Well, I'm still having the same problems and I haven't gotten any answers form the dealership. This is the first and last VW I'll ever own. The lack of customer service is appalling at the two dealerships I've dealt with.

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Why would a car stall shifting from park to reverse?

A car might stall when shifting from park to reverse if the idle is set too low. It is also possible that the engine stalls because it is not fully warmed up before shifting from park to reverse.

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if you were in reverse, then you would be for not being aware of what was behind you when you started to move.

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would an automatic transmission car jerk when shifting after having had a transmission flush

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What causes the reverse to stop working in your car?

Most likely the reverse band (in an automatic) - Also note that some of these cars used an anti-fill/drain-back valve in the valve body, this can cause a delay in how long it takes for reverse or low to start working.

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