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Electrical Issues Impact Everything


Usually, when we address electrical issues in our spotlight, it is related to how an electrical problem prevents a vehicle from starting or renders the charging system inoperable. This month’s feature provides an example of how a simple electrical issue can bring the powertrain to its knees. Here, Scott from Minnesota walks us through a VW “transmission won’t shift” complaint and how logically followed the issue back to its source. It’s a good one.

For more on this story, additional contributors added that this issue is covered by TSB 9709-02 and that it is a fairly common failure in wet winter months.

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