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#17 of 36 Re: Passat "hesitates on take-off from rolling start" [jpi2]
Oct 09, 2006 (7:18 pm)
Sorry for responding so late, but the patch worked perfectly! Anyone having the hesitation issues with your 3.6, the software fix works and you should have it done ASAP. If your dealership claims to not know about the TSB after they have had time to research it/receive the CD, report them to VWoA. Also, if you are having B-pillar clicking/ticking noises, you are not alone. Apparently there is a fix in the works, but visit vwvortex for more posts concerning this issue. The more people that come forward, the quicker VW will move to issue a TSB.
#18 of 36 2007 3.6T hesitation problem
Oct 10, 2006 (4:02 am)
Thank you for the info on the Patch fix for the hesitation problems on th 3.6. The other problem i have is the "Tire Pressure Too Low" message keeps coming on with just the slightest bit of temperature change. The service dept says there is nothing they can do, whenever the temp chags the sensitiveity of the mechanism just clicks the light on. Anyone else have this problem?
#19 of 36 Update to the hesitation TSB
Oct 20, 2006 (1:02 pm)
http://www.alldata.com/tsb/Volkswagen/1158303600000_1161154800000_0106-14/index.- - html
If you haven't had it done, I strongly encourage you to do it. It makes a world of difference. With the newly defined VIN range, hopefully dealers won't give people a hard time about it.
They even mention that dealers should perform it on the cars that they still have on the lot. And if RVU (voluntary recall) is what I think it means, this is now a recall rather than just a TSB.
#20 of 36 Re: Update to the hesitation TSB [verdugo]
Oct 23, 2006 (3:50 am)
It is a voluntary recall now and i had it done and it makes a world of difference! thanks for your input!
#21 of 36 Manual Transmission
Oct 24, 2006 (3:41 am)
I noticed this immediately when trying out the 3.6 and found it very annoying to the point where I have decided not to buy the car. Has anyone noticed this hesitation with a manual transmission with the 2.0T?
#22 of 36 Passat Hesitation and B Pillar Rattle
Oct 25, 2006 (10:38 am)
I had the software fix and it helps. Still has a hesitation accelerating from rolling stop. Having the TSB number when I called for service was critical to getting a fix. Glad it was posted. The 3.6 with auto will be Great if I can get this worked out.
I have the B Pillar rattle but the dealership is not able to hear it. If there is a Service bulletin for this please past the number.
#23 of 36 Re: Manual Transmission [bvigersky]
Oct 27, 2006 (12:48 pm)
i have a manual 2007 2.0T and haven't had a problem at all
love the car
#24 of 36 Re: Manual Transmission [sammya_md]
Dec 04, 2006 (10:38 am)
I had the software update done last week. There is still a small delay occaisonsionally, mostly coming out of rolling stops. But, overall, the situation is greatly improved. On a related note, though:the car now seems to downshift more readily -- similar to though not nearly so pronounced as with sport mode. I wonder whether this will affect fuel mileage.
#25 of 36 Passat looses power at 40mph
Dec 30, 2006 (8:07 pm)
On acceleration car will completely bogg down at around 40MPH. Let off accelerator and power comes back till you hit 40 again. Thanks for your help. Bill
#26 of 36 Re: Passat looses power at 40mph [broney]
Jan 03, 2007 (4:28 pm)
Does it bog down or does it feel like it is trying to push something heavy uphill? Does it go along fine and then suddenly just act like it "hits the wall?" I wonder what model year the car is? How many miles? How about its' last service? When? Any unwise exhaust system modifications? Or engine mods? -- May be a restricted exhaust system, or low fuel quantity delivery?