Should my Skoda Superb DSG have been recalled for a gearbox fault?

I have owned a Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI DSG Estate since new in 2010, with some 20,000 miles on the clock. Why hasn't Skoda UK recalled my car as has been done elsewhere in the world?

Is my gearbox at risk of stalling in drive?

Asked on 14 December 2013 by MD, East Cowes, IoW

Answered by Honest John
The problem with dry clutch 7-speed DSGs appears to be either warping of the clutch plates or electrolysis making the Mechatronic control units subject to the forming of conductive deposits, possibly causing the gearbox fuse to blow leading to loss of drive. DSG boxes have not been recalled anywhere in Europe because this doesn’t seem to happen in Europe and because VAG has been able to convince relevant authorities that the safety risk is not sufficient. While I am aware of more failures of DSGs than of conventional torque converter automatics, this is still not of such epidemic level that owners should panic. Readers write having run DSGs for five years with no trouble at all.
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