Mechatronics in my tropical country is quite an often and most scary problem in here. Some of it broke with only a few km, some of it have a quite long lifetime. I heard about recall regarding to this failure/defect product with the mecha. Several cases among my friends : 1T3 DQ200 broke at 90.000km., 1T2 DQ200 broke at 120.000km, 1T3 DQ200 at 20.000km, MK6 1.4TSI DQ200 broke at 15.000km while mine broke only one year after I purchase the vehicle(at arround 8.000 km. Of course I got the warranty for free.
My question is, how many km normally is the lifetime of the mechatronics? My mechanic said to have a combination usage between manual and S mode will make the mecha lifetime longer. Is there any other tips to make the mecha life longer?
It's not a volkswagen, it's just a car