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Old 07-21-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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2012 dct 17k miles no balls

Just made a 13 hour drive from ky to fl and about 25 miles from my destination, I felt a surge and then an all out loss in power and the tranny doesn't want to shift. No cel or anything but I think I tripped the fuse that the 12v plug is on last night pulling a phone charger out that broke and sparked in the process. I'm going to try to find a dealership in the morning to deal with it but I'm wondering what I may be up against.


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Old 07-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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If it is a repeatable problem you should be fine. They expect some issues with the dct at this point.
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In all honesty, It could be simple over heating. What were the ambient temp? What rpm range were you in? The car will reduce power by ~50% to cool the oil off if temps get too high. It happened to me when I was playing around on a 95 degree day (and I drive an MTX-75)
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In all honesty, It could be simple over heating. What were the ambient temp? What rpm range were you in? The car will reduce power by ~50% to cool the oil off if temps get too high. It happened to me when I was playing around on a 95 degree day (and I drive an MTX-75)
It was upper 80s and I was driving 80-95 mph for about 5 hours and I accelerate hard when I go around people who cut me off. It's not doing it anymore so hopefully the problem is fixed.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #5
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Has it happened again? I haven't had this happen (knock on wood). When I drive in snow and the TSC kicks in I get the same effect but never just normal driving.
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???

I bought a 2012 SE Sport and have driven clear across country multiple times. Over 40,000 miles now and several 26+ hr trips only stopping for fuel, but never had this issue with mine...
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