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Found out (surprisingly) at the dealer that there are no front proximity sensors on the Taos. Is there any combination of any IQ setting that will beep if you get too close to a wall in front of you? And does ACC have to be engaged to (as in set CC speed) to show you when you are too close to the car ahead while driving?

I am not sure I am working as supposed to be.

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I'm amazed no replies!

Let me rephraze:

When ACC is on and set for a speed. everything works as expected. But when not on the highway and just pulling head in to a parking spot, I have no indication if I am going to run into the brick wall in front of me.

Do you?

What am I missing?
 

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There is a ton of information in the manual under Driver Assistance Systems -> front assist.
Basically, it seems that you must have driven far enough for the front assist to become active, must be going >3 mph, must have it turned on(!).
It also says it might not work well in parking garages and several other conditions.

Do you get this symbol when you first start it up?

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Thanks. Front assist works perfectly as I think I said. And read as much as I can find. I doi get the symbol.

But as i said, off highway with CC or ACC off or on, nothing for front obstacles. What I read implies it will detect and even apply brakes.

I appreciate the reply. Might have to check with dealer or try their demo car to see.
 

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Ok. Out driving and testing my car. Have confirmed that Front Assist is “ reported” by the car as on. Hi ever whether driving and getting close to the car in front or getting close to a tree or wall parking does nothing. It does if cc engaged. Nothing if not.

what are the expectations andwhat does your front assist only engaged actually do? It does not do what I interpret the manual to say
 

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On the phone with VW and they tell me it should alert when getting close to a wall when heading into a parking spot. Dunno. It does not. Would love to know if anyone else’s does.
 

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OK, the customer service rep says that the car should alert me there is a wall in front of me when pulling in to a perpendicalr parking spot. I pressed her to ask if she is 100% sure and she backed down. Will have to escalatee for a definitive answer and it takles 72 hours for a call back or email with my answer.


Stil would like to know how it works for you folks.

Another question:The first time I checked my low fuel to be sure it is wrklinmg it alerted me at 50 miles to go. I am now at 45 and no alert.

When does your go off?

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OK, the sutomer service rep says that the caer should alert me there is a wall in front of me when pulling in to a perpendicalr parking spot. I pressed her to ask if she is 100% sure and she backed down. Will have to escalatee for a definitive answer and it takles 72 hours for a call back or email wu=ith my answer.


Stil would like to know how it works for you folks.

Another question:The first time I checked my low fuel to be sure it is wrklinmg it alerted me at 50 miles to go. I an=m not at 45 and no alert.

When does your go off?

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I think the low fuel warning is based on the gauge, i.e. how much fuel is in the tank.
The range is dynamic and is based on driving conditions (read: fuel economy) over a preceding period of time.
If you start your car and drive off, then start cruising at 55 once it is warmed up, the indicated range will likely increase from what it started out as. At least that's my experience.
 

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I know a lot of the front assist systems (in other makes) do not guarantee they won't run into a stopped object in front of you. It's more like a last ditch effort by the car which might stop in time, or at least mitigate the impact. However, I would think that the warning would sound before the emergency braking (maybe not much before).
Let us know what you find out.
 

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I know a lot of the front assist systems (in other makes) do not guarantee they won't run into a stopped object in front of you. It's more like a last ditch effort by the car which might stop in time, or at least mitigate the impact. However, I would think that the warning would sound before the emergency braking (maybe not much before).
Let us know what you find out.
Unquestionably I will let you know. The manual just is not clear enough and I have to find out what it was designed to do.
 

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Low Fuel: This time went off with 30 miles range. When I filled took 12.63 gallons so only a little more than half a gallon left!! Too close for my taste. I don't like to get that low. But at least I know it works.
 

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@BobU I had the front collision warning light come on a couple times at speed. One time it was a truck pulled in front of me and I felt some slight braking action. Vehicle wasn't alarmingly close but the system seemed to work as designed. Had it go off again yesterday but no braking, just a audible alert along w/ the dash light, vehicle ahead wasn't as close. Here's what displayed on the gauge cluster and it was large.
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Well, some places I read say that it should detect a bicycle on the ground in front of you and you would not be going very fast for that. And also indicates the obstacle does not have to be moving.


If just one person can confirm it works that way, I have a good story for the dealer to investigate further.
 

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VW Customer Care called back. They say it will NOT alert for ANY staionary object, including if you are about to rrun into a stopped car in front of you. They have had customers who rear eneded others expecteing to be notified. They CLAIN it WILL sense moving objects like a car cutting you off, or a pedestrian walking in front of you. Frankly, I would not trust that,. So for now I have to accept that rear notification works as I expect, but I have NO front notification unless using ACC.

If anyone finds anything different I'd love to know.

The agent says this came from Tier 2 product support.
 
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