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I have a 2007 Passat 2.0T with 84,xxx miles on it. When I am on the highway, maintaining constant speed (60+ MPH), and accelerate to pass, my car jerks. It isn't while downshifting, so I would speculate that it has nothing to do with the transmission. I took it to my dealership and they told me that they couldn't do anything to it until it tripped the CEL. When I am driving at City speeds this rarely ever happens no matter how fast I accelerate (although it has happend). It is almost like it isn't getting gas or like it's gasping for air. Once I steady the speed or slow down it goes away. It is not constant. Please help... any ideas?
 

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VW Dealer can't do anything with it? Sounds about right to me . Flash a wad of cash I bet the would do Somthing then. Is'nt that what make the world go round$ and round$
 

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1st, don't double post.... ever.

2nd, I agree with the DV issue. If you have the original one, it is about time to die on you. You don't need the stealership to install it for you. It is a easy job. Two hoses, two clamps, 1 DV, 1 hour of work, done.
 

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Sorry about the double post, I am new to this and wasn't sure which forum to post in... lesson learned. DV as in Diverter Valve? If so where would be the best place to purchase?
 

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I have a 2007 Passat 2.0T with 84,xxx miles on it. When I am on the highway, maintaining constant speed (60+ MPH), and accelerate to pass, my car jerks. It isn't while downshifting, so I would speculate that it has nothing to do with the transmission. I took it to my dealership and they told me that they couldn't do anything to it until it tripped the CEL. When I am driving at City speeds this rarely ever happens no matter how fast I accelerate (although it has happend). It is almost like it isn't getting gas or like it's gasping for air. Once I steady the speed or slow down it goes away. It is not constant. Please help... any ideas?
I have sort of a similar issue w/my 2007 2.0t as well. The difference between ur symptom and mine is that I don't get it when I pass on the highway, mine happens just when i'm getting off the hwy (just when I'm back on city road just as I exit the hwy). I experience this almost everyday and I have 55K miles on mine. Kind of scary but I sure pray it isn't anything bad.
 

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Experienced pretty much the same thing.
Diagnosed showed one of the ignition coil reading was low.
Changed it and everything went back to normal.
 

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I have sort of a similar issue w/my 2007 2.0t as well. The difference between ur symptom and mine is that I don't get it when I pass on the highway, mine happens just when i'm getting off the hwy (just when I'm back on city road just as I exit the hwy). I experience this almost everyday and I have 55K miles on mine. Kind of scary but I sure pray it isn't anything bad.
Is it like a bad downshift of the gear? I have the same problem when I slow down to exit from highway, transmission can sometimes jerk quite bad on downshift. Changed the transmission oil and it is much better now; though it still happens occasionally. Mine is 6 speed non-DSG GB.
 

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Experienced pretty much the same thing.
Diagnosed showed one of the ignition coil reading was low.
Changed it and everything went back to normal.
I had this same issue and it was a coil pack. I'd get a CEL but then the light would go out. It was still under warranty so the dealership fixed it.

Is it like a bad downshift of the gear? I have the same problem when I slow down to exit from highway, transmission can sometimes jerk quite bad on downshift. Changed the transmission oil and it is much better now; though it still happens occasionally. Mine is 6 speed non-DSG GB.
This sounds like the transmission down shifting hard. I thought I had received something from VW about this issue and that they were extending the warranty on it. I experience hard down shifts into 2nd and 3rd but haven't dealt with it yet. I need to though because I don't want it to become an issue and I just turned 61000 miles.
 

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I have not had a CEL as of yet, this is why Dealership wouldn't touch it. I am going to change the air filter today adn see if that helps. Any other advice or suggestions are welcome.
 

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I changed the air filter and put fuel injector cleaner in it and it still jerks. So much for quick fixes, any other suggestions?
 

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I changed the air filter and put fuel injector cleaner in it and it still jerks. So much for quick fixes, any other suggestions?
I'd put money on that it's a coil going bad. I'd see if someone has VAG-COM near you to run a scan, it could be recording in the computer that the coil is having issues but not throwing a CEL.
 

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1st, don't double post.... ever.

2nd, I agree with the DV issue. If you have the original one, it is about time to die on you. You don't need the stealership to install it for you. It is a easy job. Two hoses, two clamps, 1 DV, 1 hour of work, done.
Idk if the dv would be ur problem. But for the 2.0t this isn't correct. The dv for the 2.0t is located on the turbo housing and held on with 3 5mm hex bolts somthing you can change yourself pretty easily.

When this happens does your CEL flash at all? It may not stay on but it will flash.

Did you have the coil pack recall done tht was issued about a year ago?




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I'm not sure if that recall has been done, I have only had the car about a year. I wasn't aware of such recall. A few people have mentioned the coil packs and a few the DV. I will check in to the recall. The CEL came on once and then went off and I haven't seen it since, that has been about a month and a half ago. I had it hooked up to a diagnostic and it hadn't registered. Is there a DIY for the DV by any chance?
 

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I have a 2007 Passat 2.0T with 84,xxx miles on it. When I am on the highway, maintaining constant speed (60+ MPH), and accelerate to pass, my car jerks. It isn't while downshifting, so I would speculate that it has nothing to do with the transmission. I took it to my dealership and they told me that they couldn't do anything to it until it tripped the CEL. When I am driving at City speeds this rarely ever happens no matter how fast I accelerate (although it has happend). It is almost like it isn't getting gas or like it's gasping for air. Once I steady the speed or slow down it goes away. It is not constant. Please help... any ideas?
I had pretty much the same symptoms after I got my APR Stage 1 tune. Turned out to be one of the coil packs. I changed the plugs and the one coil pack and all was fine again. You state 84K miles and owned the car just one year. Do you know history of plugs and coil packs....when they were changed....ever changed? If never changed, that would be my first move.
 

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I just had the plugs changed about 2 or 3 months ago but I don't know about the coil packs, should I get OEM or upgrade? If I should go with an upgrade what would be a good brand?
 

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Is it like a bad downshift of the gear? I have the same problem when I slow down to exit from highway, transmission can sometimes jerk quite bad on downshift. Changed the transmission oil and it is much better now; though it still happens occasionally. Mine is 6 speed non-DSG GB.

What you described is I think it is. It's a hard downshift but the gear remains the same. My coils were checked and the stealership told me I didn't need them changed. I don't get any quick/solid CEL either. So I just keep praying while driving.
 
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