Q: What would cause the engine on my 2012 vw cc 2.0 Turbo to chug at around 30-35 mph? Almost feels as though engine is misfiring.

asked by on

The engine on my 2012 VW CC 2.0 turbo seems to chug when driving between 30-35 mph. The tach stays steady, but car feels like it is missing. Any thoughts?

My car has 86000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. The symptoms that you describe seem to be a transmission slipping. Check the transmission oil level and make sure that it’s full and red in color. If the fluid color is very dark red or black, then the transmission is overheating by either slipping or overloading causing the fluid to burn. If the fluid is full and red in color, then the transmission could be slipping and would need to rebuilt or replaced. A slipping transmission will cause the vehicle to chug around when the rpm’s are steady. Eventually, the rpm’s will begin to increase as the transmission slips more often. I recommend performing a transmission service before replacing any parts. If you need further assistance with your chugging issue, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What would cause the engine on my 2012 vw cc 2.0 Turbo to chug at around 30-35 mph? Almost feels as though engine is misfiring.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission slipping on a '98 Accord

Yes. It's wearing out and on those Accords it costs an awful lot of money. You might look at real professionally rebuilt ones, those guys really do a good job on them. You can find them on the Internet. You...

Q: 2012 Ford Flex inner tie rod torque spec please.

For hydraulic assist steering tighten inner tie rod to 77 ft. lbs. If steering is electric assist then tighten to 66 ft. lbs.

Q: Car just shuts off while driving down the road, no codes are coming up.

The fuel and/or ignition system has an intermittent fault due to an electrical problem. The sensors that feed into these systems could be implicated. The Factory Service Manual has a decision tree to diagnose an issue such as this. Basically,...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.