I had one originally in SEL trim that had horrendous kangarooing. I’m actually quoted in that article on Honest John as one of the more severe cases. I ultimately rejected the car (19 plate) and ordered a new one (20 plate) which does have a very faint hint of the kangaroo but nowhere near enough to be any sort of problem. I also suspect that unless you’ve driven an original one with the issue, you wouldn’t even notice the one in my car. You’d have to be watching the rev counter for the tiny bounce. I point it out to people and they think I’m imagining it, that’s how minor it is but because I know exactly what to look for and when, I notice it. I suspect there are a lot of owners driving around with it and just don’t realize. We haven’t had anyone new on the forum asking about it for probably around a year so in all likelihood you’ll be fine.
Hi JaybEE,Having just ordered 2022 1.5tsi dsg box T roc, I read on “Honest John” and Google that this engine suffers kangarooing.
Do you know if this problem has been fixed.
Has anyone bought this version? Has it been ok.
I have just become the proud owner of a brand new 1.5tsi style dsg. Petrol Blue. It’s my first dsg and I must say I love it. No problems at all with kangarooing. I think that was a problem mainly in manual gearboxes a couple of years ago, which seems to have been sorted. There have been reports of jerky starts when pulling away with the dsg, but can’t say I have experienced that. Though I’m quite gentle on the accelerator when starting off, don’t know if that makes any difference? But go for it, you’ll love it, I’m sure of that.
Nope, it just seemed more prevalent in manuals for some reason. But my car would - quite violently - move back and forth, typically in 2nd gear while accelerating between about 1,700rpm to 2,000rpm. The rev needle would bounce up and down in time with the jerking. It was awful.I thought the only problem with the kangarooing was with the Manual box !
It was an engine issue and the engine was the same on manual and DSG cars. But the engines have moved on considerably since 2019, so that original kangaroo issue is irrelevant today unless you are buying a second hand car built in 2018-19I thought the only problem with the kangarooing was with the Manual box !