Welcome back to VW! The 24IR ECU software update solved the hesitation/acceleration issue for me....Greetings all! Long time VW owner. When I married my wife in '78, she has a '71 Super Beetle and her Dad had a '75 Super Beetle. Over many years I've had an '80 Rabbit diesel (with factory air!), several Jettas and Passats, several GTIs for my daughters, and restored a '69 Beetle that my daughter used to learn to drive a manual. My last VW was a '14 Passat TDI and '09 Jetta TDI, both I sold back to VW in 2016 during the diesel fiasco. I hated to lose the Passat, but the buyback was simply too good to pass up. The Jetta however had a number of issues and was glad to get rid of it.
After the Passat went back, I grabbed a used Audi Q5, but had a really bad experience with oil consumption, and my dealer made me a great trade offer for a new Outback 3.6R (VW and Subaru dealer combined). After tiring of the fuel consumption of that car, I leased a Kia Niro PHEV, and then a Chevrolet Bolt EUV. Of course, the Bolt received the battery recall the next day... But after more than a year GM made me a 100% buyback offer, so at the end of January the Bolt went back to GM on a Friday and I started looking. Because I had to travel the following week, I needed something fast, so an ID.4 was out of the question. having owned a Tiguan previously, I was favoring to return again to VW. The Taos is just the right size car for us. I certainly would prefer if it were a PHEV, but for no electrification at all I am getting very good freeway mileage (35+). I figure after a few years I'll give the Taos to my daughter and trade her GTI in for a new EV. Hopefully VW will have more to offer than the ID.4 by then.
I'm having two issues with the Taos, both I've seen reported by owners. The first is the hesitation then uneven acceleration from a stop, and the second is the infotainment system randomly failing to load and play. The radio issue is really annoying, in that sometimes it won't load but will play the last selected station, and other times it appears to load fine but no audio output. Any suggestions for either of these would be welcome.
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