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I have 2016 Tiguan MK 2, so about 5/6 years old, 30k miles.

Couple of weeks ago during driving it suddenly came up with a message "Gearbox in emergency mode. No reverse gear.", and then I couldn't get into reverse and the car skipped the 2nd gear. However, I restarted the car and it went away, before shortly appearing again for the second time.

The next time I switched on I just had the engine warning indicator (amber). But that also went away and isn't appearing now when I switch the car on.

The message, or the engine warning indicator haven't reoccurred since, although I have only driven it about 30mins since this happened to get to a nearby garage. The mechanic checked it and found what the issue is from the car's issue log, which was a P173600 issue with the clutch sensor (picture attached). It was suggested we might be looking at a mechatronic replacement, which seems to be consistent to what other users have found from similar issues, and would cost £2.5k and upwards. At this point I am hesitant about spending a sum which is relatively large compared to the value of the car.

But he also said it was not a permanent issue, it could be the unit "having a moment", and that I could continue to drive and see if it comes up again, in which case, then come back to the garage. He then cleared the issue log from the car so we definitely know if the car logs the issue again.

I often drive round with my family with two young kids, so feels risky if I was to have a breakdown. Has anyone come across similar issues, and either didn't, or did have the mechatronic unit replaced, did the issue repeat or was it resolved?

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Friend had similar issue with a Scirocco and it became worst till the point 2/4/6 were not working. He had same kind of prices for repair. So he decided to open it and look for the fault. It was one sensor inside that he replaced and repair was down to 150€. Believe done by and expert in DSG should be 600 or 700€, because he didn't pay labour. In is case the gearbox was a DQ250 and yours might be a DQ500. If things get worst, avoid Dealer, they don't touch box and will only replace it at High cost. Try to find DSG specialist that know how to open and repair.
 

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My 2018 Automatic Diesel Tiguan will be four years old this July. Only 26,000 on the clock. Never had a problem previously. Drove for about 90 mins today and on the return journey, after about 60 mins, got a “Gearbox is in Emergency Mode” error message.
Car would only drive in 1st, 3rd and 5th gears and couldn’t select Reverse. Got home and left it parked up while I checked and researched online to diagnose the problem.

Found this solution on another site (www.hypermiler.co.uk) to perform a DSG reset:

1. Put key in the ignition and turn on, but do NOT start the car
2. Hold down the accelerator pedal fully for at least 10 seconds (many suggest 20 seconds). You will feel a little click under your foot at you push down the pedal fully (Note: I didn’t feel/hear this)
3. Release the pedal and turn the key in the ignition to start the car normally


You ‘may’ hear some shifting mechanical sounds from the gearbox.


I then selected Reverse fine, moved the car, took it for a short test run and it seems fine. FYI it doesn’t give you any visual feedback or message on the dashboard when you’ve done it, but the Warning yellow triangle on the dashboard has disappeared.
 

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My 2018 Automatic Diesel Tiguan will be four years old this July. Only 26,000 on the clock. Never had a problem previously. Drove for about 90 mins today and on the return journey, after about 60 mins, got a “Gearbox is in Emergency Mode” error message.
Car would only drive in 1st, 3rd and 5th gears and couldn’t select Reverse. Got home and left it parked up while I checked and researched online to diagnose the problem.

Found this solution on another site (www.hypermiler.co.uk) to perform a DSG reset:

1. Put key in the ignition and turn on, but do NOT start the car
2. Hold down the accelerator pedal fully for at least 10 seconds (many suggest 20 seconds). You will feel a little click under your foot at you push down the pedal fully (Note: I didn’t feel/hear this)
3. Release the pedal and turn the key in the ignition to start the car normally


You ‘may’ hear some shifting mechanical sounds from the gearbox.


I then selected Reverse fine, moved the car, took it for a short test run and it seems fine. FYI it doesn’t give you any visual feedback or message on the dashboard when you’ve done it, but the Warning yellow triangle on the dashboard has disappeared.
I have a 2018 Tiguan on 34,000 miles. Had this issue happen today. Did as you said and no issues after that.
 
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