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I just purchased an AWL, SEL Taos about a week ago and am so dissatisfied. It is a jerky ride and so slow to accelerate. After about 2-3 seconds of pressing the gas pedal, there’s then this crazy power surge that knocks you back. I’m mostly afraid of this lag in acceleration when I try to turn left in traffic or when margining onto highways. It just doesn’t GO. I’ve almost been t-boned twice, and when merging onto a highway, I got beeped at from behind for not being able to pick up the pace of traffic. VW truly messed this one up!
 

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Seems like a solution might be the one mentioned in the first mods thread. Basically changing the response of the accelerator via an ODB2 dongle. Worth a try to see if it improves your driving experience.
 

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Same experience in my AWL SEL, crazy acceleration from dead stop. One can learn to work with it though. I'm now much more gentle with the peddle and have gotten past the problem, just takes time to get used to it, but agreed, not the best design lol.

As for the slow to acceleration once you're in motion, i've switched to turbo mode and it's a bit better. Probably a result of their dual clutch transmission as I had the same problem in previous Tiguan 2018 AWL.
 

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Same experience in my AWL SEL, crazy acceleration from dead stop. One can learn to work with it though. I'm now much more gentle with the peddle and have gotten past the problem, just takes time to get used to it, but agreed, not the best design lol.

As for the slow to acceleration once you're in motion, i've switched to turbo mode and it's a bit better. Probably a result of their dual clutch transmission as I had the same problem in previous Tiguan 2018 AWL.
How do you switch to turbo mode?
 

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I just purchased an AWL, SEL Taos about a week ago and am so dissatisfied. It is a jerky ride and so slow to accelerate. After about 2-3 seconds of pressing the gas pedal, there’s then this crazy power surge that knocks you back. I’m mostly afraid of this lag in acceleration when I try to turn left in traffic or when margining onto highways. It just doesn’t GO. I’ve almost been t-boned twice, and when merging onto a highway, I got beeped at from behind for not being able to pick up the pace of traffic. VW truly messed this one up!
I actually just traded out of my Taos. Thank God I was able to strike a deal and get into basically a brand new outback. I was having similar acceleration issues that you mentioned in the thread. Volkswagen of America ended up having to replace the fuel clip, fuel line, fuel harness, fuel injectors and fuel pump. That's just way too much for a 2022 model to be done. I sensed a lot of red flags so I decided without looking back that I need out of the Taos.

I was having issues with either extreme turbo lag and or crazy fast acceleration right after putting just the lightest touch on the pedal. I'm very aware of how I drive in terms of my relationship with the pedal and I feel as if this car responds differently each time to spite the fact that I'm consistent on the amount of pressure I put to the gas.
 

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My brand new Taos I just bought last Wednesday is doing the same thing. I have almost been t-boned once, and nearly rear ended and honked at by angry drivers swerving around me twice. Not even 150 miles on it yet.
 

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Seems like a solution might be the one mentioned in the first mods thread. Basically changing the response of the accelerator via an ODB2 dongle. Worth a try to see if it improves your driving experience.
Do you have a link to that mod? I'd like to read it over and see if it will help me.
 

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I actually just traded out of my Taos. Thank God I was able to strike a deal and get into basically a brand new outback. I was having similar acceleration issues that you mentioned in the thread. Volkswagen of America ended up having to replace the fuel clip, fuel line, fuel harness, fuel injectors and fuel pump. That's just way too much for a 2022 model to be done. I sensed a lot of red flags so I decided without looking back that I need out of the Taos.

I was having issues with either extreme turbo lag and or crazy fast acceleration right after putting just the lightest touch on the pedal. I'm very aware of how I drive in terms of my relationship with the pedal and I feel as if this car responds differently each time to spite the fact that I'm consistent on the amount of pressure I put to the gas.
Was your Taos paid off when you traded it in for outback?
 
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