Why is my Passat stuck in Reverse?

Asked by Thomas Jan 04, 2021 at 03:14 AM about the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My VW Passat is stuck in reverse.  Before that the car was having a heck of a time switching between 2nd and 3rd gear.  A few people I asked about it told me it "might" just need the tranny fluid flushed but because it's a closed system it has to be done by a garage that has the correct tools.  What are the chances that the tranny just gave up the ghost?  Thanks in advance!   

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Stuck in reverse and having issues with shifting between second and third, might mean a new trans. You can have the fluid changed and see if the symptoms go away, but don't get upset if it doesn't fix the issue. Have a trans mechanic give you some advise.

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