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Hi guys I just got my 2022 Taos SEL AWD Wednesday, I'm really happy about all of it but I found the start & stop function a little weird.
Mine will automatically stop the feature roughly after 25 seconds. If I stop at a red light the start & stop will kick in and shut down the engine, but after 25 seconds or so the feature will turn itself off (shows a signal with a slash over "A") and start the engine again (while my feet is still on the breaks and I didn't move the steering wheel).
I'm wondering is this how they design it or I should take it back to VW and check my system?

Thanks!!!
 

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Hi guys I just got my 2022 Taos SEL AWD Wednesday, I'm really happy about all of it but I found the start & stop function a little weird.
Mine will automatically stop the feature roughly after 25 seconds. If I stop at a red light the start & stop will kick in and shut down the engine, but after 25 seconds or so the feature will turn itself off (shows a signal with a slash over "A") and start the engine again (while my feet is still on the breaks and I didn't move the steering wheel).
I'm wondering is this how they design it or I should take it back to VW and check my system?

Thanks!!!
Interior or exterior temperature and battery level all impact how long it turns off. Also even a slight lift of your foot will turn the car back on.
 

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From... somewhere. The manual, I think.

There are a lot of conditions that must be satisfied before start/stop is available:-
  • The driver is wearing their safety belt.
  • The driver door is closed.
  • The hood is closed.
  • A minimum engine temperature has been reached.
  • The vehicle interior temperature is within the preset temperature value and air humidity is not too high.
  • The air conditioner's defrost function is not switched on.
  • The charge level of the 12-volt vehicle battery is sufficient.
  • The temperature of the 12-volt vehicle battery is neither too low or too high.
  • The vehicle is not on a large uphill or downhill gradient.
  • The steering wheel is not significantly turned.
  • Reverse gear is not engaged.
  • Park Assist is not activated.
  • The Offroad driving mode is not activated.
  • ACC is not activated.
 

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That set of criteria explains all the ‘weird’ behaviour of start stop. I had a 2013 MB that had an almost identical list.

I think that if you always use Sport mode it will turn off start stop


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Hi guys I just got my 2022 Taos SEL AWD Wednesday, I'm really happy about all of it but I found the start & stop function a little weird.
Mine will automatically stop the feature roughly after 25 seconds. If I stop at a red light the start & stop will kick in and shut down the engine, but after 25 seconds or so the feature will turn itself off (shows a signal with a slash over "A") and start the engine again (while my feet is still on the breaks and I didn't move the steering wheel).
I'm wondering is this how they design it or I should take it back to VW and check my system?

Thanks!!!
As has been covered elsewhere in this forum, the hardware solution from B2BFab is an easy and permanent solution if you, like me, don't want the auto stop/start feature. It is very easy to put in and reverses the function of the defeat button on the console; default for auto stop/start becomes off, but you can turn it on if you want to.

Its here...https://www.b2bfab.com/collections/taos/products/taos-start-stop-solution
 
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