Auto Hold function in VW Passat

18th Oct 2016 1:33 pm

Does using the Auto Hold function on my diesel-automatic Passat overburden the gearbox?

I have a two-litre DSG diesel automatic Volkswagen Passat which has Auto Hold function. I use the function continuously due to heavy traffic in Delhi NCR, so as to avoid frequent change to drive mode and neutral/park mode. On Auto Hold gearshift indicator displays gear position as ‘1’. My query is, am I overburdening the gearbox by continuously using Auto Hold function?
Hejarajan Ra, Gurgaon

AAA The Auto Hold function is not overburdening the gearbox because it is in no way connected to the gearbox. The Auto Hold function actually prevents creeping by holding the brakes automatically and releasing them when you accelerate. It is meant for situations like bumper-to-bumper traffic, so you need not worry even if you are using it continuously.

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