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Hello all, I have a Taos Highline, purchased one month ago. In general I am quite happy, but unfortunately the car has an unpleasant mystery: engine keep stalling and then board shows a message saying to start the engine manually, so far close to 10 times. I have driven automatic cars for decades and never saw any where the engine stalls.
The interesting thing is that between 70/80% of the times this happened, I had turned the steering wheel to right to enter my garage.
The dealer remained with the car 2 days and made all sort of tests only finding few electric issues that were fixed. Yesterday I drove with a technical guy from this dealer, to test the car, simulating the same situation, and also tested at my garage entrance, but the problem didn't occur.
Next, at the dealer, they used a computer to run a diagnosis and some softwares were updated, but when I got back home, entering my garage, engine stalled once more.
Does anybody has or had a similar problem? If yes how was it solved? Any hints or suggestions?

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Have no problem with mine BUT I've seen others on the forum with the same issue

Recall date: 2021-08-05

Recall no. 21V615000

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2022 Taos vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive. The engine control unit (ECU) software may cause a stall when coming to a stop.

Recall consequence: An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.Recall action

Dealers will update the ECU software, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed October 5, 2021.
Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24HH.
 

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I sometimes get the “start engine manually” message when I have the Auto Start activated and put the car in park. But 95% of the time I have the Auto Start deactivated.
 

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Good evening to all,
To complement this post with a new, but to me a weird information, one technical manager at the dealer, after talking with VW about the stalling problem, returned to me saying Taos has what he called an "immobilizer" system, that would "understand" the steering wheel turn to right and the tire entering the sidewalk, as the "end of route" and would stop the engine. I really didn't accept such "explanation", but I'd appreciate your thoughts

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Good evening to all,
To complement this post with a new, but to me a weird information, one technical manager at the dealer, after talking with VW about the stalling problem, returned to me saying Taos has what he called an "immobilizer" system, that would "understand" the steering wheel turn to right and the tire entering the sidewalk, as the "end of route" and would stop the engine. I really didn't accept such "explanation", but I'd appreciate your thoughts

Thanks Gugapal
Yeah, I wouldn't accept that either. Complete rubbish. :)
 

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Mine was doing that, dealer kept it for over 10 days m, they change the fuel pump. It hasn’t do it again, but now it feels unresponsive when pressing the gas pedal, sometimes it jumps, sometimes it’s stalled and I have to floored it to make it go.
 

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I had the exact same issue. Terrifying when it happens at a red light at an highway off-ramp and the person behind you tries to gun it… I sadly got very quick at hitting my hazard lights…

I took it in for service and they performed the recall, then noticed the issue was actually the starter an replaced it. So have them check the starter directly, I’d they didn’t already. Disabling the auto-start/stop should prevent the stalls if that’s the actual issue… for reference, I have the Highline and it had 523km when this issue began.. good luck!
 
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