2022 Taos S 1.5l AWD
I took the AWD Taos out for a drive Friday to do some minor chores and I realized something about the car. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the DSG tranny in these cars. It does not need reprogramming or updating. Now mine was built in July of 21 so maybe by then they got all the kinks out. I realized if you tend to mash down on the accelerator from a complete stop all you are doing is confusing the Mechatronic Unit (yes that's what it's called) in the transmission and it now has to hurry and switch to second gear (there are seven of them) which causes that sudden lurch effect that everyone is complaining about. It's not turbo lag, these engines have a Variable Geometry Turbo (google it) installed on them which has little or no turbo lag associated with it. The only thing that needs reprogramming is the way you drive. Easy does it. These are not race cars. They are designed with fuel efficiency in mind. Modern cars now have to compete with a growing E-car market, so now all car manufacturers are trying to show how efficient their gas powered cars can be. (it also helps with the way gas prices are going lately) You have to drive it like a grandmother going to church on Sunday. Trust me it drives a lot smoother if you do. If you want to drive it like a maniac from hell use the sport mode or better yet the Tiptronic gate, that's what it's for! Thanks and enjoy your VW Taos. Peace and Happiness to all. BTW John Muir would have loved this car.