Has VAG cured its DSG issues?

I am considering buying a new Audi A6 Avant 2.0 Ultra with an S-tronic box. Has VAG solved its DSG problems?

Asked on 14 February 2015 by Mark S.

Answered by Honest John
Not a problem with the more robust six-speed and seven-speed wet clutch DSGs/s-tronics fitted to engines over 1.8 litres and never was, but is still a problem with the seven-speed dry clutch DSGs/s-tronics fitted to 1.2s, 1.4s and 1.6 diesels.
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