If a groaning or screeching noise is present on a 2010 Volkswagen Passat, and the noise is heard at the transmission during high load clutch operation, the clutch hub springs may have broken down, causing a vibration through the pressure plate.
This concern can usually be duplicated under high loads. Start on a steep incline with low engine rpm.
An improved clutch assembly is available under P/N 06J 141 015 JX.
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