Howdy Scotty. Nathan here from Vermont. Before I became a huge fan of you back in July and saw you…

Nathanpalluto

Howdy Scotty. Nathan here from Vermont. Before I became a huge fan of you back in July and saw you express your sentiment towards VW, I made the mistake of purchasing a 2016 VW Tiguan TSI(the two wheel drive non diesel.) I purchased the car used from Carvana with 20,102 miles on it, and just recently at 23,000 miles I've noticed what seems to be slight thud when decelerating from second to first gear. I'm convinced it may be the transmission during the downshift, but I want to know if it could be something else. One thing that comes to mind is that the car is already on it's second pair of front brake pads. I know this because when I bought it I saw the front rotors were slightly warped from where the original, fully worn brake pads began to eat at them a little. At such low mileage, this leads me to assume that where the original owner lived there was a lot of stop and go traffic, or the previous owner rode the brakes too often. That makes me feel even more certain that it could be the transmission, because maybe those lower gears prematurely wore out because of the bad braking habits or the stop and go traffic. What do you think are other possibilities? The only other question is what should I do about it? I have a 60,000 mile power train warranty, but I'm afraid that bringing in my vehicle with just a slight skip won't be reason enough for them to honor it. However, I also think it's insane that a car with 23,000 miles should have ANY problems with the powertrain! What do I do? Please help Scotty! 😭 Your new biggest fan, Nathan