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We bought a Taos 4Motion but can't take delivery until the ECU software fix is released and the Stop Sell is lifted. Since this is also a recall for current owners, wondering if anyone here knows when this may be released?

I believe I'd read somewhere previously to expect October 5, which is next wee, but that's been a while ago.

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Doug
 

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My dealer sent me a text a few weeks back that said "Looks like late October" ha You might reach out to yours and just ask.
 

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I talked to a service advisor at my dealership today and asked that question. They are still in the dark as to when a fix will be available. They only have the same information that is on vw.com - "repair not yet available". I think the letters will go out Oct 5, but they may just say that you will be notified when the repair is available. Hopefully soon.
They were extremely helpful with information about the fuel line recall, so it's not as if they were deliberately hiding anything.
 

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Our dealer called today and said they received the ECU software fix today. Installing it now!
Great news. Hopefully it doesn't make it worse. :)
I will check with my dealer and hopefully get that and the fuel line test knocked out in one visit. Thanks for the update!
 

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Picking up my 4motion today from the dealership. I heard the parts lady actually say they had to order parts for it, which was weird for me to hear since I thought it was just a software update? Wonder if it had the fuel line issue also =) good start eh
 

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Anyone who has received the ECU fix, does it seem to have made a difference with the initial off-the-line lag/turbo lag? Here's to wishing!
 

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My dealer just called and said there is a ECU fix and my Taos should be here in Ottawa by end October. Now I wait some more.
 

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Anyone who has received the ECU fix, does it seem to have made a difference with the initial off-the-line lag/turbo lag? Here's to wishing!
I’m getting mine done on October 18 and will look out for this as well and post back here.
 

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Anyone who has received the ECU fix, does it seem to have made a difference with the initial off-the-line lag/turbo lag? Here's to wishing!
Honestly, I didn't drive it before the stop sale so take this how you want.

I noticed it takes nothing to get going when I barely push down the peddle (no lag and very responsive), but whenever I smash it down there is a lag. 🤷‍♂️
 

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I have an appointment on the 19th for the fuel line and the ECU update.
Hopefully I don't come home in a Jetta.
(I have nothing against Jettas! :D)
 

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My wife and I picked up our Cornflower blue all 4 SEL on Saturday. The fix had been installed that week.
We were all ready to buy it (we had a deposit down) when they changed the offer / discount we had gotten via Costco car buying service of $2000.. This despite us being assured it would be honored, no matter how long it took to get the fix. So they said the new Discount was only 1500. We were about to walk when the sales manager came in and offered to up the trade in on our old Mini by $500 to make up the difference. Ok we were good with that. Then the 1+hr experience with finance. They say VW only offers 3.99%... I counter with Navy Fed credit rate of 2.19 for 60 months.. She then tells me the 'Costco discount ' is only if I finance through VW (which i saw no notice of via Costco Buying or the offer sheet we received from them 1 month ago. So I'm ready to walk again and they say wait and Ill see what i can do. They ruin our credit and come back with an offer from Wells Fargo for 2.6 on a loan (60 or 72 months no difference).
Ok that's so little actual money difference (esp since I plan to pay it off in 3 yrs) that we are go.
Now on to the add on's
Extended Warrantee (defiantly yes with al the electronics)
Ceramic paint coating and interior protection (yea we have dogs so the interior takes beating)
They offer prepaid service plans, Tire AND Wheel road hazard protection plans and a lot more.

So after ~3.5 hours (the coatings take ~ 1 hour) we finally are able to drive home.

Now the first drive evaluation:

Sunday we head out with my wife and the dogs in the Taos and me in my 06 30ft RV for 200 miles.
She loves the Taos. Easy and comfortable to drive. Very good start to low speed pickup, good not great mind to high speed pickup.
The lane departure features are good and very smooth compared to my parents 2019 Hyundai. The adaptive Cruise control takes some getting used to and you can change the settings a bit. (She kept dropping from 70+ to 60 when someone changed into her lane.

He favorite feature so far: The seats are not just ventilated but they have a cooling system.
The dogs favorite feature so far: Rear AC vents

The Taos got 35.7 MPG avg on 400 miles of Highway driving @65-75 MPH in Normal mode.

I drove home and found it to be very easy to drive.. almost drive itself.

I'm happy so far but I do wonder:
Why no built in homelink/ Garage door opener? I guess they want me to buy the $300 mirror replacement..
The roof console LOOKS like it has a spot for sunglass holder.. but its just an outline not really an holder.

Why no power rear liftgate.. or maybe a pulldown strap as my 5ft tall wife can barley reach the handle to close it.

That's my experience,
Your mileage may vary.

PC
 

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I have an appointment on the 19th for the fuel line and the ECU update.
Hopefully I don't come home in a Jetta.
(I have nothing against Jettas! :D)
Had the fuel line connection and ECU software update yesterday. The early acceleration dead spot feels a bit better. I may just be trying to find something positive since today I have no navigation, compass, brake assist, rear camera or radio function!
 
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