Skoda Octavia Trying to select first gear selects reverse

2014 Skoda Octavia Problem

Ref#20718
CarSkoda Octavia 1.6 tdi cr estate
Year2014
OwnerThePenguin
Posted28/11/2017
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When stationary, and putting the car in first (upper left of the selector - but NOT pushing down and across by mistake), the car will sometimes select reverse instead. I've not seen any other posts about this, but it is happening. I have to repeat, this isNOT me inadvertently pushing the lever down and across - this happens when in the first gear slot.
Problem Category
Gearbox & Clutch


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

There should be a detent / spring or some other form to restrict movement through the gear change gate accidentally without using it .You need to check out gear selector linkage / set up .


Posted on Tuesday 28th of November 2017
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ThePenguin | Driver | Since: Nov 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Can't seem to respond to whittingehame - thanks for the reply, but it's definitely not going past the gate. It's going into where 1st should be, yet selecting reverse. And it's intermittent and random.


Posted on Tuesday 28th of November 2017
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