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Hi Everybody,

Took delivery of my 3.0 TDi Altitude a little over a month ago, and generally very pleased with it.... BUT,
Have noticed that when I come to a stop in traffic I can feel a slight but noticeable rumble/vibration through the brake pedal while the car is in drive. Stops as soon as the car starts to move, or Neutral selected - anyone else noticed it? Is it something to worry about?? Took it to dealer and salesman tried car - said it was normal.

I have also noticed that the gear changes are sometimes a little snatchy and certainly not as smooth as I remember on my two test drives. After my Jeep Grand Cherokee, the cruise control seems snatchy and unrefined too, yet the car is otherwise so smooth! Sounds contradictory I know, but reading the forum has made me a bit nervous!!!

Only 600 miles on the clock, so want to sort it out sooner rather than later


Help?

Michael
 

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Don't forget the gearbox is intuitive if that is the right expression it learns your driving style so drive it quite hard in the early miles, if you wish to reset the gearbox turn the ignition on without starting and hold the accelerator down for 15 to 20 seconds. The tick-over and 'grumble' should/will settle down as the miles go on the clock. Also you do not need to hold on the brake on a slope the tick-over will hold the vehicle without rolling backwards try it you love the little features that you discover. Anyway enjoy it is great.
 

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pilgrim said:
Don't forget the gearbox is intuitive if that is the right expression it learns your driving style so drive it quite hard in the early miles, if you wish to reset the gearbox turn the ignition on without starting and hold the accelerator down for 15 to 20 seconds.
uhm you can reset it? will try that... i just want to stay fixed in one constant style of operation as i am used to apadating my style to what i want the car to do...

wish they would all go back to a switch i have never found an intuitive system that works my daily commute is stop start, dual carraidge way, A-road work and then back roads all differnt road types and different styles of driving on them ..
 

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uhm you can reset it? will try that... i just want to stay fixed in one constant style of operation as i am used to apadating my style to what i want the car to do...

wish they would all go back to a switch i have never found an intuitive system that works my daily commute is stop start, dual carraidge way, A-road work and then back roads all differnt road types and different styles of driving on them ..
I too have a 3.0 tdi Altitude with 700 miles on the clock. the rumble through the brake pedal is there with me too, though I think its the clutch that is sticky due to newness, it feels like its only just disengaged but still touching the plates and generating a little friction. I'm going to give it till a few thousand miles and see if its still there. the car does hold on a hill but on the flat tries roll hence the need to brake and my suspicion that the cluthc is tight

I agree about the cruise control, because it's quite agressive it is also less fuel efficient than a gentle foot (according the the computer that is...)

I think its all just a matter of getting used to the car.

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I have also got a V6 TDI & has done 16 000 miles after 1 year. It also has gearbox rumble/vibration when drive is engaged & I am holding it on the brakes. I find it quite irritating & have got into the habit of putting it into neutral when stopped. I also find that the gearbox occasionaly snatches/drags when I engage drive or reverse gear. It is as if it catches the engine out and it is about to stall tho' it hasn't stalled yet. I was planning to have VW check it out at first service (if they can be bothered!). I guess I will get the usual excuse that it is normal!
 

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I took delivery of my first Touareg around 2 months ago and generally I've been very impressed with it. I went for the V6 TDi Altitude after a test drive as I found it very smooth and refined for a diesel and with plenty of power when required.

However, the reason I would like to resurrect this thread is that in the past few weeks I've been noticing a few minor annoyances, one in particular being the topic of this thread, the vibration when in drive and holding the brake.

I would even go as far as to say the vibration in general coming through the steering wheel and gear selector have become worse in the 2000 miles I've covered since new.

Also, in the few times I've been travelling in the rear, I've noticed a clunking on the floor at certain times. I know myself that I've always been sensitive to these things but once you notice them it's hard to ignore them!

I was wondering if anyone had found any solution or had any feedback from VW on the matters mentioned here since the last post in July?

Thanks,

Craig
 

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craigh said:
I took delivery of my first Touareg around 2 months ago and generally I've been very impressed with it. I went for the V6 TDi Altitude after a test drive as I found it very smooth and refined for a diesel and with plenty of power when required.

However, the reason I would like to resurrect this thread is that in the past few weeks I've been noticing a few minor annoyances, one in particular being the topic of this thread, the vibration when in drive and holding the brake.

I would even go as far as to say the vibration in general coming through the steering wheel and gear selector have become worse in the 2000 miles I've covered since new.

Also, in the few times I've been travelling in the rear, I've noticed a clunking on the floor at certain times. I know myself that I've always been sensitive to these things but once you notice them it's hard to ignore them!

I was wondering if anyone had found any solution or had any feedback from VW on the matters mentioned here since the last post in July?

Thanks,

Craig
not much help but when husband was taking a test drive in the new Q7 I was sitting in the back and felt the exact same as you discribe.

I can only think it may be a feature of the vehicle ok I know they are not exact same cars but you know what I mean. I did say to Allan though when we came out of the Q7 surely that vibration feeling can't be right.
 

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I'm sure you're right, whether we would expect it or not it will be claimed to be a feature!

It's mainly the vibration through the steering wheel that I think would be the biggest annoyance on a long journey. I can imagine numb hands after a while!! Just don't remember it being like that at the start!
 

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craigh said:
I'm sure you're right, whether we would expect it or not it will be claimed to be a feature!

It's mainly the vibration through the steering wheel that I think would be the biggest annoyance on a long journey. I can imagine numb hands after a while!! Just don't remember it being like that at the start!
could it be something simple like you have have lost one of the balance weights from a Alloy.

I know you said it happened when at a stand still but in your last post you mentioned travelling a long distance etc etc. If the vibratation coming through the seats/ floor pan your back wheels need balanced. Steering wheel front wheels need balanced. Well it did in the olden days :roll: my dad told me


Perhaps a wheel balance is in order before you do anything further.
 

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You know, I was actually thinking that something like that might have happened but haven't had it checked yet. It may even have been when I was having the wheels cleaned?

Do you reckon my local dealer would have a look at it for me?
 

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If you have a quick look at the inside of the wheels through the spokes you might be able to see a clean patch or patch of double sided tape where the weights have come off, worth a try depending on how clean your wheels are this time of year!!!
 

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craigh said:
You know, I was actually thinking that something like that might have happened but haven't had it checked yet. It may even have been when I was having the wheels cleaned?

Do you reckon my local dealer would have a look at it for me?
did you know that you are supposed to get your wheels balanced every-time you take them off the car. :wink: Our wheels are off the Mini's a lot :roll: but we don't balance them every-time but there has been the odd occasion when afterwards they have been out of balance.

you could get your dealer to balance them for you but i tend to go to a busy tyre shop where I know they will get their "wheel balance" machine regularly calibrated this way I know I am getting a decent balance.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, I'll have a check for the weights (if this rain will ever stop!) and possibly take it in to have the balance checked.
 

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Had a check around all the wheels and their weights all appear to be in place. I guess it'll be a visit to the garage for a look.
 
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