Torque Shop

I bought a seven-year-old Volkswagen Golf 1.4. It has a DSG dual-clutch transmission. When I stop at a traffic light or on a slope, the car idles in a rough manner when I pull up the handbrake and lift my foot from the brake pedal. Is this normal or a sign of gearbox trouble?

If you are waiting with the transmission in D, you should continue to keep your foot on the brake pedal.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'Torque Shop'. Print Edition | Subscribe