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Loving my new Taos, except for the very jerky transmission at low speeds. As I’m pulling up to a stop sign, the gear holds for a long time causing the car to slow fairly quickly without braking. Then, it finally downshifts and glides to a stop. Is this normal? I’ve never had a car drive like this. Thinking of going to the dealership and test driving another Taos for comparison.

2022 SE FWD 8 Speed (I believe)
 

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I’m not having the throttle lag that I was reading about.. It’s every time I hit 20 mph downshifting to a red light, the car drastically slows down, holds gear, the abruptly changes to lower gear. Hitting the throttle is a little delayed but my shifting is normal. Is yours jerky gaining speed or reducing?
 

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I’m not having the throttle lag that I was reading about.. It’s every time I hit 20 mph downshifting to a red light, the car drastically slows down, holds gear, the abruptly changes to lower gear. Hitting the throttle is a little delayed but my shifting is normal. Is yours jerky gaining speed or reducing?
I experience the same thing (SE 4Motion) when slowing down for a Stop sign/red light.
 

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Have you guys tried changing the Driving Modes?

At startup, the trans reverts to the normal drive setting... I have been toggling to custom (with trans in eco, steering to sport).

I believe that I now experience less of the "whiplash" that you are experiencing.
 

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Have you guys tried changing the Driving Modes?

At startup, the trans reverts to the normal drive setting... I have been toggling to custom (with trans in eco, steering to sport).

I believe that I now experience less of the "whiplash" that you are experiencing.
I need to try this before I break down and trade this thing in on something else.
 

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Have you guys tried changing the Driving Modes?

At startup, the trans reverts to the normal drive setting... I have been toggling to custom (with trans in eco, steering to sport).

I believe that I now experience less of the "whiplash" that you are experiencing.
Correct me if I’m mistaken, but the FWD doesn’t offer driving modes. You can switch to sport mode, though, which doesn’t make a difference for me.

Thus downshifting problem seems to be how it’s designed, though, if everyone here is experiencing it. I’m curious if this is fixable through a Volkswagen update.
 

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UPDATE:
So, after some investigation, my car is equipped with EBA (engine brake assist). Engine brake assists helps stop the car at lower speeds without the need for using the brakes. This is designed to minimize wear on your brakes. I’m betting that this is what’s going on at lower speeds, as at 20mph, the car starts slowing down as if I’m beginning to use my brakes. This can’t be a coincidence. I’m relieved knowing that there’s most likely nothing wrong with my car.
 

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My SE 4-motion does that but only in Sport mode. And it's more exaggerated because I have light weight 17" wheels. I don't feel the downshift as hard in Eco or Normal.
 

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I was going to say the same thing. My 4Moion acts like this if it's in sport but it's very smooth when driving in normal mode.

Isn't engine brake assist used when descending down an steep incline? I wish it had more natural engine brake characteristics. When I let off the gas, it hardly slows down but I'm used to manual transmissions.
 

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Loving my new Taos, except for the very jerky transmission at low speeds. As I’m pulling up to a stop sign, the gear holds for a long time causing the car to slow fairly quickly without braking. Then, it finally downshifts and glides to a stop. Is this normal? I’ve never had a car drive like this. Thinking of going to the dealership and test driving another Taos for comparison.

2022 SE FWD 8 Speed (I believe)
It's more of a driver's car.
Until I got used to it, had same thing.
Your speed is good , and that's how it works. I mostly use the S on town driving and D on longer trips.
 

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I was going to say the same thing. My 4Moion acts like this if it's in sport but it's very smooth when driving in normal mode.

Isn't engine brake assist used when descending down an steep incline? I wish it had more natural engine brake characteristics. When I let off the gas, it hardly slows down but I'm used to manual transmissions.
Not from what I’ve read, it simply assists the brakes to slow down the car. Spoke to the service manager today and he said it’s by design.
 
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