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Dennis C

PDK slipping

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I've begun to notice that my PDK appears to slip or hesitate sometimes, most notably when I accelerate from a standstill. The engine revs, but it takes a second to engage and get moving. Has anyone else experienced this?  Is there a TSB, or perhaps a software update for PDK that could help with this issue?  The car is a 2014 TTS. 

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I do not see a TSB for that.

The PDK just like many other sub-systems with controls has diagnostics and I would suggest getting someone with a PIWIS or at least Durametric look for any transmission fault codes. The report any faults back here.

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Thanks Loren. I've got a service appointment next week. I'll report back after the appointment. 

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My Turbo S was serviced last week at my local dealer for this issue. According to the dealer, there are no faults in my system.  There are no TSBs, as mentioned above. The behavior my car exhibits is normal. The dealer said that this is not an uncommon concern. PDK is technically an automated manual transmission, as opposed to an automatic transmission with a torque converter. As a result, there will always be a little bit of slip as the clutches engage from a dead stop. He did say that the transmission learns and adapts to the driving style of the driver, so maybe I've babied the car a little too much. I may try starting quickly for a few weeks and see if anything changes.

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