Auto start for 2012 TDI

Niner

duplicate account, banned
Joined
Jun 3, 2011
I can't seem to get my auto-start to work on my TDI SEL Premium. Have tried the 2x button and in fact even pushed it 10x to try get the car to start, but no can do. Any suggestions?
Read the Owners Manual?
 

TheGrove

TDIClub Enthusiast, Veteran Member
Joined
May 17, 2006
Location
S Central PA (Breezewood)
TDI
2012 Passat SEL Premium Opera Red - Dieselgate Fix, KermaTDI Tune, 2004 Passat GLS Northern Green-RIP
Sorry but I have to jump on Niner's bandwagon. You have to do exactly what the manual says about locking the car before pressing the start button.
 

strongtm

Active member
Joined
Jan 14, 2012
Location
Salem Ohio
TDI
2012 Passat TDI SE Black
Strongtm...read some threads on the DSG. It takes some adjusting, but once you've got an idea of how it's working, it's quite good...this coming from a committed gear rower...
Thanks. I read a few things. Will keep researching. It just feels so weird sometimes that I am afraid something is wrong. Slips sometimes when I start off quick. Shifts when I don't expect it. It's probably all as designed I am just paranoid. I was told my Jetta tranny was going bad at 130k and sometimes I think this car is doing the same thing. I traded it in and that dealership didn't say anything so maybe the first dealer was wrong?
 

MyAvocation

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jun 9, 2004
Location
Hoffman Estates, IL
TDI
2017 Passat SEL TSI
Strong, the DSG takes some getting used to, but eventually you'll love it and see the brilliance of mating it to a TDI. To resolve the slipping issue, get in the habit of not mashing the go pedal until you feel the clutch engage -- which is usually a ½ second delay, sometimes less.
 

Sparkles

Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2011
Location
Virginia
TDI
2012 SEL Premium - 145k miles
Sorry but I have to jump on Niner's bandwagon. You have to do exactly what the manual says about locking the car before pressing the start button.
Actually was doing that as well. Was at the dealer picking up the trunk liner and had a service rep review it. Turns out that it needed to be reprogrammed.
 

CNNPress

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 27, 2012
Location
Dallas, TX
TDI
12 Passat TDi
I can't seem to get my auto-start to work on my TDI SEL Premium. Have tried the 2x button and in fact even pushed it 10x to try get the car to start, but no can do. Any suggestions?
If your car is unlock:

Lock --> Lock --> "2X" --> "2X"

If your car is locked:

Lock --> "2x" --> "2X"
 
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