Ask a Question

Gear stick pops up on my Golf

I have a 2001 Volkswagen Gol and the gearstick keeps popping up. It's spring loaded, so you have to push down to get it into reverse but when you take it out of reverse it pops up really high and you have to push it back down before you can put it into 1st.

It sometimes pops up randomly when pulling away so wont go into 2nd and grinds,and today it popped up and when I went to put it into 1st it kept going into reverse.

I tried gluing it down but that lasted all of two days. Would a new gear stick work?

Asked on by

The gearshift head mechanism needs rebuilding or replacing. No quick fix.

Similar questions
I was driving along when my Mk4 Volkswagen Golf stalled and I tried to put it back into gear. The gear stick was so stiff, it just wouldn't budge. I forced it into gear and eventually it went into gears...
I have a 2013 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Zetec with Powesrhift automatic gearbox which two weeks after I bought it started making "clunking" noises at slow speeds from cold. Ford Dealer and Ford Technician have...
I purchased a new C4 with EGS system. It would appear to me that there is a problem on first and second gear in that on the very odd occasion as I have joined an island or pulled out of a junction there...
Related models
Comfortable ride, good quality interior, feels solid and durable, very cheap to run TDI diesels, strong image means it will always be sought after.

Ask Honest John

Value my car