Gearbox Volkswagen AL552

The VW AL552 8-speed automatic transmission has been produced at the German plant since 2015 and is installed on many popular Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen models under the 0D5 symbol. This automatic transmission is a variation of the ZF 8HP65A automatic transmission and exists in the 0D7 hybrid version.

AL-8 family: AL450, AL550, AL551, AL552, AL951, AL952, AL1000.

Specifications

Production years since 2015
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 8
Type of drive all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 3.0
Torque output, Nm up to 700
Recommended oil G 060 162 A2
Oil capacity, liter 9.2
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 141

Gear ratios Volkswagen AL552

Using the example of a VW Touareg 2020 with a 3.0 TDI engine:

Main 3.076
1st 5.000
2nd 3.200
3rd 2.143
4th 1.720
5th 1.314
6th 1.000
7th 0.822
8th 0.640
Reverse 3.456

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B9 (8W) since 2015;
  • Audi A5 2 (F5) since 2016;
  • Audi A6 C8 (4K) since 2018;
  • Audi A7 C8 (4K) since 2018;
  • Audi A8 D5 (4N) since 2017;
  • Audi Q5 2 (FY) since 2017;
  • Audi Q7 2 (4M) since 2015;
  • Audi Q8 1 (4M) since 2018;
  • Porsche Cayenne 3 (9YA) since 2017 (as A30.01);
  • Porsche Cayenne 3 Coupe (9YB) since 2019 (as A30.01);
  • Volkswagen Touareg 3 (CR) since 2018.

Disadvantages of the VW AL552 gearbox

  • This is a completely reliable automatic transmission, and breakdowns occur only at high mileage.
  • When the lubricant is changed infrequently, the valve body becomes clogged with products from wear of the clutches.
  • Then shocks or jerks appear, and when the torque converter clutch wears out, vibrations also appear.
  • Then, due to strong vibrations of the shaft, the oil pump bearing simply breaks.
  • This automatic transmission is also known for leaks, most often along the sump or cooling pipes.

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