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I own a 2017 #pinkbeetle and recently took it into my VW dealer to have the transmission fluid changed for the first time. They were stunned to discover that it apparently has a non-dsg transmission that apparently requires actually taking apart the transmission to change the fluid. Does this sound accurate? How many other VWs have this type of transmission? What exactly is the difference between a DSG and NON-DSG? I have called other oil change places/businesses and they won’t touch it because apparently they don’t have the equipment to handle the transmission fluid change job either.
 

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There is a DSG and then a regular automatic. I don't know what the current autos are like, but i know the older ones required you to take off a little pan on the bottom of the transmission to do the filter change. I imagine its not much different for the newer ones. Did they explain exactly what needs to be done? The transmission shouldn't need to come out for a fluid change, so it should just be opening it up a little for the filter.
 

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There is a DSG and then a regular automatic. I don't know what the current autos are like, but i know the older ones required you to take off a little pan on the bottom of the transmission to do the filter change. I imagine its not much different for the newer ones. Did they explain exactly what needs to be done? The transmission shouldn't need to come out for a fluid change, so it should just be opening it up a little for the filter.
So, why do they call it a NON-DSG then if it should just be a regular transmission?
The service advisor did a poor job of exampling it but when I go in for my next appointment I am going to ask for some sort of a diagram to help me understand it. Apparently, they put these NON-DSG transmission in the last few years of the Beetles.
 

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They probably referred to it that way since most people think of DSG when they think of the VW autos now. I don't think the terminology is a problem. They are moving away from DSGs in general. Most cars are using a traditional automatic now it seems.
 
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