Slow response time from a standstill?

whethan

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Sep 12, 2020
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11755
TDI
2012 Touareg
Just got a 2012 treg and notice the near one second delay in response time when trying to to accelerate. I realize driving diesel is different than gas but seems dangerous when turning across traffic on major roads. I still love the power when the turbo kicks in but don't feel confident letting anyone else drive the car..

Sport mode seems slightly better but still a very noticeable lag.

Anything can be done without voiding the warranty?

Only attempted the 15 second gas pedal reset with the car on while the engine is off. Then turned the key off, started the engine, and babied pedal for a while.

Thanks for any help,
Whethan
 

Mike in Anchorage

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Jan 4, 2009
Location
Anchorage, AK
TDI
2016 Touareg Lux, 2015 Golf Sportwagen SE, new 4 Sept 2017;2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen (Ruby) sold to VW on 22 SEP 2017
Check to see if the recalls are up-to-date. A recent recall for that problem has been covered extensively. ClubTouareg, if I can mention it here, has a lengthy thread about it.
 

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Feb 16, 2012
Location
naples,FL
TDI
2016 TDI touareg
Bring your car in to the dealer, something is wrong with your car. My 2016 TREG is absolutely the same as my 2012 TDI was. MY 2012 w
 

MO Treg

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Aug 6, 2018
Location
St Louis Mo
TDI
2014 Touareg
Was thinking to go that route after the extended warranty expires or does using the tuner not void the warranty?

Appreciate your help!
It wont void the warranty.

and it allows you to revert back to "stock" before it goes to the dealership.
 

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Feb 16, 2012
Location
naples,FL
TDI
2016 TDI touareg
I was going to say, my 2012 TDI wasn't fixed and the 2016 was, the main difference is the tranny will hold lower gears longer until the engine gets up to temps, I just get use to it, takes a few miles in cooler weather. No big deal. Consumption of ad blue is the same. I go 10k between oil changes and dealer tops up the Ad blue tank, no warning or distance count downs.
 
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