I don't have a vagcom cable, but maybe the dealer will be willing to check for the codes. My service advisor has the same car so he's been fairly helpful with other issues. I'll probably wait and see if it happens again and try to read the whole message. I'll try driving in manual mode more to see if I can trigger it as well.
Are they replacing your shifter? Hopefully that fixes it for you.
Yep they are replacing my shifter assembly. The problem with getting the dealers to scan for the code is, you may be going to the dealer quite frequently before they will see a stored fault. My error message occurred probably 10+ times before it stored a code.
Best of luck to you.