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    Gearbox problem - can't move!

    I have a 1.6 auto Octavia and have been so pleased with it, until today! I'm a private hire driver and have done nearly 30k since January this year. Current mileage is 75k and I had it serviced at 50k, 60k and 70k. On completing a trip today the DSG slips easily into D and R but the car won't move, forwards or backwards. Obviously I'll call my local garage tomorrow but has anyone ever experienced this problem? If so, how was it overcome please? By the way, I'm seeing a message "Error: Gearbox"

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    7 speed DQ200 Mechatronic failure, I have a Fabia outside that has just been recovered with the same problem and the same box.
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    Update: local Skoda dealership advises that my car (probably) needs a new Mechatronic unit costing £1866. But they can't be sure that it will fix the problem. If not, they say a new gearbox will be needed, costing a whopping - and additional - £7000. Obviously the car is not worth that.

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