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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old June 10th, 2015, 13:09   #706
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Early on there was discussion that was the reason it wasn't enabled to begin with.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 16:40   #707
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Yeah, and they all read like pure BS, since the exact same stuff works fine in other countries. I think the bottom line is simply that US marketing didn't want the feature in this tier car, so chose interval instead, since it's one or the other . . .

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Old June 11th, 2015, 06:28   #708
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You are entitled to your opinion as well. Not everyone has had flawless performance from their rain sensing window feature, like you seem to have.
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Old June 11th, 2015, 09:01   #709
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I have had issues with my rain sensor not working to drive the wipers. Needed to turn off wipers and the car to 'reset' system before they would work properly again. Others here have reported same issue. I also activated the closing window feature tied to the rain sensor. I left all 4 windows open about 1 inch, usually the windows close in the rain... but one time I came out to find that the front windows were closed and the rear windows were full open!! VW version in the NMS is not ready for prime time even though others seem to work without an issue.
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Old June 11th, 2015, 18:09   #710
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Seems to good to be true, but take a look at this
https://www.flickr.com/photos/818515...posted-public/
seems to be the engine acceleration speed governor NOW set to 300KPH
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Old July 15th, 2015, 21:00   #711
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Seems to good to be true, but take a look at this
https://www.flickr.com/photos/818515...posted-public/
seems to be the engine acceleration speed governor NOW set to 300KPH
On 12 model if you try to change to higher than 300 it says out of range.
Maybe on 13 and above it would work, that would put the tune company's out of biz. ... lol
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Old August 18th, 2015, 23:21   #712
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Anyone having issues with the rain auto close feature? My rain sensing wipers work just fine. But The rain auto close does not. I've poured water directly on the sensor and nothing happens. Car off and locked with fob.


EDIT: I think I figured out what was happening. I was being too impatient. If I pour water on it right after locking it would not work. However if I wait a little bit (like for the dash panel to go dark) it works every time. Maybe there is a timer or something? I dunno. But it's working now.

Thanks to all the gurus out there that have made these tweaks possible. Did a few of them today.
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Old August 21st, 2015, 05:37   #713
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The auto close feature didn't work reliably for me. That said, having auto wipers is, for the most part, great. Sometimes this gets a little weird too. Probably why the feature is not enabled.
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Old August 21st, 2015, 08:33   #714
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Mine has been a bit wonky at times but overall I am happy with it being enabled. The auto close feature has saved me a few times and I like the auto wipers, when they work (most of the time).
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Old August 25th, 2015, 21:04   #715
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So, with the introduction of electric power steering assist, has anyone found a VCSD coding to enable driver adjustable power steering assist in the 2015 NMS Passat?
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Old August 30th, 2015, 21:24   #716
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I did read somewhere where you can easily change the power assist levels
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Old September 17th, 2015, 23:02   #718
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So, with the introduction of electric power steering assist, has anyone found a VCSD coding to enable driver adjustable power steering assist in the 2015 NMS Passat?
You can also adjust brake power also I did it to my 21 tdi but don't remember how.... sorry but if you go into the abs setting or the brake settings I think you will be able to find it
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Old September 18th, 2015, 07:25   #719
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Turned on the rain sensing wipers and rain close as well as turning off the DRL's. The sunroof only shut half way but the windows worked. Just have to tell the wife to keep the sunroof shut.

Rained all the way to work today and it was nice having the wipers adjust speed for how hard it rained.

Now just need to get a couple full tanks hand calced so I can adjust the screen readout to be correct.
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I did read somewhere where you can easily change the power assist levels
I've searched unsuccessfully... anyone done this?
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