We have had exactly the same issue on our 2013 Jetta Hybrid SEL, which we bought used with about 17k miles. My college age daughter told me about it first, and the first time I drove it myself I said, "We're taking this into the dealer. This could be dangerous if you were going any faster that several mph!" The dealer blew us off and said that's just how a dry clutch operates. Whenever you release the brake, even slightly, the car is programmed to assume you want to start accelerating and so it "releases the clutch" much in the same way a manual clutch is released. But it goes against everything I have felt in driving a car for over 40 years now. In August of 2016, with about 27k miles on the car, a large puddle of fluid formed under the car when it was parked at home. Taking it to the dealer to diagnose the origin of the leak, it turned out to be a front cover leak from the Mechatronics unit. I found it unusual that the service rep said the mechanic could not determine if the correct Mechatronics unit was delivered until it got here and he had a chance to inspect it on the car. I questioned why the dealer could not simply tell the VW parts warehouse the VIN on my vehicle and make sure they delivered the correct Mechatronics unit. He replied that this unit was different than most parts, and they could only know if it was the correct unit after it arrived and they inspected it. Very curious! However, the entire unit was replaced under warranty, thankfully ($2800 otherwise) so I thought it best not to complain too much about that. The first thing we noticed after the repair, while driving out of the dealer service center, was that the car seemed to have more "power" and also that the dashboard had an indicator of what gear the car was in -- D1, D2. D3 etc. That display had never functioned on our car up to that point (we never knew it wasn't working -- just thought VWs did not display the typical D, N, R gears like most cars). We also think the car is getting slightly better gas mileage now, too -- maybe 3 - 5 mpg. Would be interested in others experience on whether the Mechatronics unit is likely to continue to fail. If so, we need to get rid of this car ASAP!