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Wont shift into S (SPORT) after heavy 4WD

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I did some heavy offroading with my touareg 2008 V6 FSI:
- Sand with High only
- (Very) Slippery mud: had a lot of trouble with High, then Low and then Manual Diff Lock; until I realized I had to turn of ESP, move into manual gear and then I easily made it out from very difficult mud situations in 4High
- Got stuck in a very deep “small mud pond” and had to be helped by another car with a rope while I reversed in almost all combinations of gear until we luckily made it out.

When returning home, I felt in the highway that the gearbox now behaves a little weird:
- Makes a loud and heavy “hummm” when going over 80kph on the highway and feels over demanded if you know what I mean
- Gearbox wont go into S (SPORT) anymore

I continuously monitored engine and oil temp and everything normal.

What may I have messed up? Will a throttle reset fix this?
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Did you give your car a wash afterwards??? Mud can get everywhere and when it's dried, it can cause vibrations.

Gearshift issue is probably not related to mudding, and just coincidental.

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