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I have noticed over the last week or so that when I put mt foot down the car (2006 V6 TDI - 3800 miles) seems to take a second or so before it actually responds. It does not happen all the time and it only seems to happen with the car in D (not in S). When it does it, I end up putting my foot down a lot further which then results in the car jumping forward by the time it actually responds.

I have booked it in to Danes (Chester) next week for them to have a look at it.

Has anyone experienced this or have any ideas what the problem might be?
 

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Could be our driving skills may have changed

The brains may have sided on your lighter right foot

Could be lots of different answers

The auto box/ computer seems to adapt to your driving changes tokeep you/us in the driving we are accustom too

Give it a good run arround the block, then re-think any thoughts, it may kick back in

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"lighter right foot" syndrome is not something I suffer from


The delay is very noticable. I pulled out into some traffic the other day, put my foot down and...... nothing. I thought 'Oh ....' but thankfully the power eventually kicked in and got me moving.

My wife (who must without doubt be the worst driver in Europe...make that the world
) even noticed when she went on the weekend shop run.
 

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Hi there,
i have noticed the same thing...let me know something about what is gonna say the dealer...
cheers
 

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There is a software update - I had it done & it has solved the problem on mine.

HTH

W
 

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I hoped it would be a software problem.

I may just have to drive the car in 'S' all the time untill it is sorted out :w00t:

I will update this thread once it is sorted.
 

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Same thing has happened to me but i thought it was something i was doing not being use to auto (done about 3500 miles)...

Got me thinking now...

:think:

Keep us all posted!

 

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Dubya said:
There is a software update - I had it done & it has solved the problem on mine.
HTH
W
..........useful info.
 

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Had the same problem with my V10,had all the up grades but did not cure it and the dealer said there was not a problem.

Best of luck :help:
 

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Had the same problem with my V10,had all the up grades but did not cure it and the dealer said there was not a problem.

Best of luck :help:


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FEDUP said:
Had the same problem with my V10,had all the up grades but did not cure it and the dealer said there was not a problem.

Best of luck :help:
FEDUP, I appreciate you had problems with your Treg. Just like anyone can have problems with any car. However, your posts are starting to come across like a child who is saying "I used to have one of them and they are crap, I got rid of mine and got something better, ha ha ha ha you have still got yours" Please be aware that a lot of people on this forum like Tregs and would not swap them for another car (myself included). I have had some nice cars (my last one was a BMW) and I still prefer the Treg. It is a fantastic car.

If you have not got something positive or helpful to say then please do not bother. :angry2:
 

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FEDUP, I appreciate you had problems with your Treg. Just like anyone can have problems with any car. However, your posts are starting to come across like a child who is saying "I used to have one of them and they are crap, I got rid of mine and got something better, ha ha ha ha you have still got yours" Please be aware that a lot of people on this forum like Tregs and would not swap them for another car (myself included). I have had some nice cars (my last one was a BMW) and I still prefer the Treg. It is a fantastic car.

If you have not got something positive or helpful to say then please do not bother. :angry2:
While you may not want to hear FEDUPs problems and comments however it pays to take into account their experiences... What you have building here is a database of issues, experiences, resolutions etc which will be useful to all members over time, especially as the cars become post warranty.
Face it at some point these cars will fall into the hands of people looking for a cheap 4x4 four - five years down the line. These same people will look for a forum to share and AIR their views, somewhat like FEDUP. you may not like what they say but it is an experience...

I currently own a Trooper, yes I fit into the cheap(er) 4x4 bracket, but I would like a Tourareg/a-another towards the end of this year(especially if VW take some ownership on their issues). I have followed this site for the last two years watching the problems/issues of Touareg ownership, many original issues still surface today on new cars and appear to be re-occuring on post warranty cars. The experiences of this forum would give me substantial grounds to negotiate with a dealer/VW.

A clear demonstration of the power of a forum with a manufacturer is demonstrated with the Isuzu exploding 3.0TD. Now a recall with potential litigation for post recall engine rebuilds.
 

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I've seen the same problem on my Treg, and also my Pa's old Audi 100 and his current Octavia

All 3 use fuzzy logic gearboxes that adapt to driving style over a period of time

It only takes a couple of moments of right foot heavy driving to make the box change and become more jerky - and similarly - it can also be caused by being in heavy traffic then needing to get away sharpish at a roundabout - the box thinks you are still in traffic and takes a split second to realise you need more power - hence the lag is it adapts to the situation at hand

Simplest thing to do is reset the gearbox (I'm sure there is a thread on how to do this somewhere else by putting the key in the ignition and pressing the accelerator)

My personal preference is that when I get to a roundabout, I just click into sport mode and roar - never had lag in sport mode

Like I say, it's not just a Treg problem
 

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If you wish to reset the the gearbox... as follows, key in the ignition turn on but do not engage starter motor. Accelerator to the floor for fifteen/twenty seconds and switch off ignition. That should do the reset, then drive around like a madman for twenty minutes and see what happens....
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If SWMBO is driving most of the time then it will adapt her driving style..
 

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Tried the gearbox reset without any joy - still the same. I guess I will have to wait until I take it in to the dealers.
 

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Dane (Chester) had the car for a full day and say that they do not think there is a problem. The Treg tech said that he test drove the car and thought it was fine. He also checked for any errors once he plugged it in to the computer and also made sure that the latest software was loaded.

So I have now got the car back, but I am not happy as I am convinced there is a problem.

Not sure what to do now?
 

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So I have now got the car back, but I am not happy as I am convinced there is a problem.

Not sure what to do now?
don't give up...

could the tech explain why he thought the behavour is normal?

I can only see two options:

1) try a different dealer - are you anywhere near Listers of Stratford - family and many on the forum have nothing but the highest praise for them (you can call and speak to a tech on the phone they are helpful) that would hopefully inform you if it is normal or not.

2) persist with Danes BUT next time take a detailed list of all occasions the fault/symptom was observed.
Was asked this on a gearbox fault for my 2.5 they wanted to know if poss, speed, rpm, gear indicated, tempreatures (oil / water) symptom observed, description of road / junction etc- this is a pain to do but have found it an invaluable thing to do when intermittant faults etc occur it usually gets a serious response..

good luck
 

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I agree with nap's comments, it is a pain to log every detail but it really does help nail the problem or convince people you are serious. All the very best.
 

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I've noticed a similar problem on my car 5,000 miles 3.0tdi.

Had a similar problem on an Audi Allroad 2.5tdi, the dealer never could find a problem, although they changed various bits, I ended up selling it.

I'll book mine in and see what the dealers have to say.

It might be my driving style, but when you push the pedal, you want it to go not spend 2 seconds thinking about it.

Will keep advised.

Paul
 

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I have had the same problem with my Audi Allroad 2.5TDi Tip and my Discovery TD5 Auto as well as my Treg. :think:

I think you will find this problem in most automatic gearboxes which are mated to diesel engines.

I found this to be an issue on quite a few of the cars I test drove before I bought my Treg, these included an RRS, Disco 3 and Volvo XC90.

Let us know how you get on as the lag does get a bit annoying sometimes.
 
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