Has anyone experienced this? I was driving home from work this evening and I was cruzing between 60 and 70MPH in normal drive mode and traffic was coming to a stop. I noticed that the transmission was not automatically down shifting, so I moved the shifter to the triptronic mode. I manually tried to down shift without success, the transmission stayed in sixth. At about 30MPH the transmission automatically shifted to fifth very hard and when I stop it shifted to third very hard (sounding like the transmission was going to fall out). At that point the transmission would not shift up or down in any of the three modes. I then pulled over to the side of the road and stop the car and turned off the ignition. After waiting for a couple of minutes, I started the car and it seemed to work normal for about 15 miles, then the engine light came on and the digital letters for the transmission became hi-lighted and again the transmission seemed to get stuck in third gear. I again tried to turn-off the ignition and wait and again restart the car without success. At that point I called VW 24 hour road service to pick it up.