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I got the ECU update for the Stall/Stop recall fix yesterday on my SEL AWD and see a decent improvement to the Throttle lag issue.

I'm noticing some more power before the turbo spins up. ECO also seems to be a bit more smooth than SPORT mode.

I don't see an impact on fuel economy but will keep an eye on that.

Anyone else get the fix for their AWD and feel the same?
 

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Hope to have mine out of the body shop later today. They completed both recalls while they had it at the dealer checking the safety systems. Will keep an eye on it the next few days and will let you know what I think. Have not driven the car since the first week of August and will have to get use to it again.
 

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I got the ECU update for the Stall/Stop recall fix yesterday on my SEL AWD and see a decent improvement to the Throttle lag issue.

I'm noticing some more power before the turbo spins up. ECO also seems to be a bit more smooth than SPORT mode.

I don't see an impact on fuel economy but will keep an eye on that.

Anyone else get the fix for their AWD and feel the same?
I got the fix and while I don't think the lag or sudden surge under certain conditions are completely gone, I do feel it is driving quite nicely. Maybe I'm just getting used to it. The DSG is quite a bit different than the one in my GTI which is immediate and can be a little harsh at times if you're not careful, but I guess that's how it's set up. It works well with the GTI, and it's insanely fast.
Glad to get the recalls completed successfully so I can feel a little more confident putting some miles on it. Winter tires on steel rims are stacked up in my garage and I will probably throw them on in a couple of weeks.
 

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Suggest folks also try eco mode. Somehow it seems smoother than sport. Curious what others think!
Agreed! I didn't try eco mode for a long time because... well... eco mode must be worse!
It's not! Hard to tell any difference from normal during driving, and as Ryan said, it's smoother on takeoff.
Just remember that selecting eco will turn on the auto start/stop again, so you need to hit the button one more time to turn it off.
And hey, you're probably saving gas too!
 

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Agreed! I didn't try eco mode for a long time because... well... eco mode must be worse!
It's not! Hard to tell any difference from normal during driving, and as Ryan said, it's smoother on takeoff.
Just remember that selecting eco will turn on the auto start/stop again, so you need to hit the button one more time to turn it off.
And hey, you're probably saving gas too!
Eco mode for us too, and you can still shift to sport by downshifting the transmission lever if you want a bit more pep. Seems to work pretty well, the whole throttle feel for the Taos is a bit of a learning curve similar to getting used to a new clutch feel in a MT equipped car. I've got it figured out pretty well now. I think I am going to take a harder look at that ESS bypass plug-in that was posted in another thread. I have a ESS bypass for our new Jeep and it's a blessing, as I hate ESS w/ a passion!
 

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Eco mode for us too, and you can still shift to sport by downshifting the transmission lever if you want a bit more pep. Seems to work pretty well, the whole throttle feel for the Taos is a bit of a learning curve similar to getting used to a new clutch feel in a MT equipped car. I've got it figured out pretty well now. I think I am going to take a harder look at that ESS bypass plug-in that was posted in another thread. I have a ESS bypass for our new Jeep and it's a blessing, as I hate ESS w/ a passion!
Did you end up installing the ESS bypass? If so, easy install? Work well?
Thanks!
Morgan
 

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After almost four weeks of the my SE 4Motion being in the shop waiting for the fuel line recall parts, I just got it back today. They also did the ECU update. I noticed a marked improvement in the throttle as the dead spot feels entirely gone and the surge is no longer there. It's much more linear as I would expect. Early indications on mileage seem consistent with before the recall.

They had me in a '21 Tiguan during the wait. It was a nice drive but I did not care for the 8 speed auto over the DSG. After getting back in my Taos, I am glad we went with it over the Tiguan. It was a toss up as I was interested in the extra cargo space and third row. The third row is genuinely unusable.
 

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I thought it handled well, maybe not quite as sharp as the Taos. It was rather responsive, you are probably right though, not as much as the Taos, especially after the ECU update. I'd be really curious to drive a '22. I am just not a fan of the shifting of the 8 speed. My wife has a '20 Jetta and it's annoying at low speed just like the Tiguan.
 

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Im late to the game, just got my SE AWD IQ Drive in late Jan and my only complaint was the initial throttle lag when taking off from a stop. I learned to drive around it pretty good and initially felt this transmission takes a little time to master. HOWEVER yesterday I did an Over The Air Software Update to Version 0813 and OMG what a improvement, WOO HOO !!! AMOF its pretty much gone and I also immediately felt first gear actually holds longer and the entire driving experience is improved. Man i hope the future Software Updates are this good, LOL...
 

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This might be a rookie question, but how do perform a software update? I got my S 4motion a month ago and have some lag at takeoff as well. Would certainly be interested in improving this any way I could.
 

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This might be a rookie question, but how do perform a software update? I got my S 4motion a month ago and have some lag at takeoff as well. Would certainly be interested in improving this any way I could.

ECU updates are done by the dealer. They will address things like stop/start fix and may help a bit with throttle lag.

Infotainment system updates are now being initiated over the air, meaning you’ll get a message on the console to update and the cars own internet connection will download th me update.
 
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