If anyone can help me I will praise you for the rest of my life.
I bought this POS a few months back, had the typical water damage from the drains being plugged the airbag sensor under driver's side was defective from this. Did the brakes, battery, headlight level sensor the usual Touareg issues.
Anyway, I was heading for vacation camping several hours up north and all of a sudden driving on the highway BANG! the entire car jolted forward and it felt like we were going through the windshield. On further diagnosis I noticed the gear selector was highlighting right before it would slam. So I did the first obliviously thing: rebuilt the valve body with sonex valves. Transmission place that put fluid back in for me said it's fine. After driving for a couple hours BANG! Again same issue slamming while driving out of no where only this time the green brake sensor for pulling it out of park came on. So I took it back to the S**T hole that put me in this position in the first place and they said it was the shifter, so they removed mine I brought them one from a wrecker and to keep the story short I ended up getting pissed off and taking the car back and started driving it by selecting the gear without the shifter, moving the cable to select gears. It seemed to be ok after 2+ hour burn but let's be serious we wouldn't be here if it was. Sure enough BANG! AGAIN! It f**king did it again. I don't even know where to start.
It does this while changing gears sometimes, and sometimes not, even with no throttle it will shutter but not slam entirely.
It seems to be after extended drives only or when it hasn't rested for some time.
Valve body has been changed.
The shifter is been removed.
Shifts like butter now tho.
The truck is in shambles.
This truck takes joy in kicking a man while he's down so hopefully you guys can help lift my spirits because I'm $6k in to this thing and ready to give up with no hope in site.
Please I have scoured these forms and the only possibility left I can think of is updates due to TCM bugs?
Oh and to top it off now the headlights flicker randomly.
Also the girlfriend is ready to leave me over hearing about it.