Why is it difficult to change gear in my automatic car?

The gearstick on my 3-year-old Volkswagen Passat (DSG) gets sticky going from park to reverse. I've only noticed it a few times as it doesn't do it very often. At the time, it wasn't parked on a level surface. Any idea why that is or if it's a common thing with automatic gearboxes?

Asked on 12 January 2021 by Erjon Palamoni

Answered by Dan Powell
Reads like the car needs a fluid and filter change. The transmission fluid should be changed every three years or 40,000 miles (whichever comes first). Failure to do so could result in the fluid becoming contaminated over time, which will increase wear and tear on the gearbox.
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