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Hi,
I've owned a 2022 Taos S for a little over a year now and have had the same problem for about 7 months.
In December, I got an error that said "Error: Start/Stop" and the car would rumble in a way that felt like I was driving over a bunch of 2 inch rocks. It wouldn't let me go past 28-30mph and the engine would get real loud. The check engine light would start flashing and what not. My immediate solution was to restart the vehicle and turn off Start/Stop on startup and it would "fix" it for an unknown period of time.
I finally had it brought in to the dealership in March for a recall, an electrical issue and this Start/Stop issue. Was told it was fixed.
Well, it started happening again recently and wanted to know what kind of damage it could do to my vehicle if it's not fixed and if I should report it as a lemon. It's only 13 months old and has 11,000 miles.
 

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Hi,
I've owned a 2022 Taos S for a little over a year now and have had the same problem for about 7 months.
In December, I got an error that said "Error: Start/Stop" and the car would rumble in a way that felt like I was driving over a bunch of 2 inch rocks. It wouldn't let me go past 28-30mph and the engine would get real loud. The check engine light would start flashing and what not. My immediate solution was to restart the vehicle and turn off Start/Stop on startup and it would "fix" it for an unknown period of time.
I finally had it brought in to the dealership in March for a recall, an electrical issue and this Start/Stop issue. Was told it was fixed.
Well, it started happening again recently and wanted to know what kind of damage it could do to my vehicle if it's not fixed and if I should report it as a lemon. It's only 13 months old and has 11,000 miles.
My '22 Taos with only 2,200 miles on it pulled the same stunt after I forgot to disable the auto start/stop the one time I forgot. Thankfully, I had only pulled out of my neighborhood and was going about 25 - 30 mph, but it just locked up and shut down with "auto start/stop error." Knowing how many people have been affected by this "feature," about 2 weeks ago I traded for a CPO '21 Passat R-Line and loving the Passat like mad! The Taos was my 13th VW (so I'm super loyal!) but that car had serious issues, not to mention after the stunt it pulled, I no longer felt safe in it and was afraid I could seriously be rear-ended if it happened again....not to mention what might happen to the people that was sorta forced to rear-end me. I wish you the best of luck and hope that VW makes things right for you.
 

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I just opened a buy back case and filed complaint with NHTSA. I had a scary loss of power with check engine, epc light, lane assist & stop start disabled. The dealer said there is no fix and could only clear the lights. Apparent software issue with no timeframe for update. Recommend 91 gas as a 鈥渇ix鈥?! The Taos should be removed from sale. I鈥檓 only at 3900 miles and this is the 2nd time it been to dealer for stop start failure.
 

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I just opened a buy back case and filed complaint with NHTSA. I had a scary loss of power with check engine, epc light, lane assist & stop start disabled. The dealer said there is no fix and could only clear the lights. Apparent software issue with no timeframe for update. Recommend 91 gas as a 鈥渇ix鈥?! The Taos should be removed from sale. I鈥檓 only at 3900 miles and this is the 2nd time it been to dealer for stop start failure.
No problems yet here
 
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