Gearbox Volkswagen AQ300

The VW AQ300 8-speed automatic transmission has been assembled by the Japanese concern since 2018 and is installed on front-wheel drive versions of such models as Taos, Karoq, Jetta and Octavia. This automatic transmission is essentially just one of the varieties of the well-known Aisin TG-80LS automatic transmission.

AQ-8 family: AQ300, AQ450.

Specifications

Production years since 2018
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 8
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 2.0
Torque output, Nm up to 350
Recommended oil G 053 001 A2
Oil capacity, liter 7.0
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 84

Gear ratios Volkswagen AQ300

Using the example of a Skoda Karoq 2020 with a 1.4 TSI engine:

Main 3.867
1st 5.070
2nd 2.972
3rd 1.950
4th 1.470
5th 1.231
6th 1.000
7th 0.808
8th 0.672
Reverse 4.003

The transmission was installed on:

  • Skoda Karoq 1 (NU) since 2018;
  • Skoda Octavia 4 (NX) since 2019;
  • Volkswagen Golf 8 (CD) since 2021;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 7 (BU) since 2018;
  • Volkswagen Taos 1 (CP) since 2021.

Disadvantages of the VW AQ300 gearbox

  • This is a reliable gearbox, but it is very important to keep its cooling system clean.
  • The heat exchanger often becomes clogged by 100,000 km and the automatic transmission begins to overheat.
  • This reduces the life of the Teflon rings, causing the lubricant pressure in the system to drop.
  • Then the clutches in the packages begin to burn and by 200,000 km a gearbox overhaul is required.
  • Other problems are associated with contamination of the valve body with friction wear products.

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