VW's new IOS-centric repair guidance system (MARTA)

Powder Hound

Top Post Dawg
Oct 25, 1999
Under a Bridge, New Hampshiyuh, USA
'00 Golf 4dr White 5sp, '02 Jettachero 5sp, Wife's '03 NB Platinum Gray auto(!)
I can see it now:

"You must stand this way."

"But I'm left handed and it works better for me if I do it from here."

"The computer says you MUST do it ziss vay!" (Instructor turns bright red.) "Do eet ziss vay or you veel be fired!"

"I always wanted a good excuse to open my own shop. Thanks! Oh, and <bleep><bleep> to you, too!"


Veteran Member
Jun 14, 2013
Lewisville, TX
2013 Passat TDI SEL, 2015 Passat TDI SEL
If the tech is stupid enough that they need to be told where to stand to start a job, I would wager that the bigger problem isn't the software . . .

- Tim


Veteran Member
Jun 4, 2012
East-of-Toronto, Ontario, Canada
'01 ALH Jetta
Moving towards a custom build.

Looks impressive. Sure, there will be a few glitches and gotchyas along the way, but as models become more individualized, then the repair process needs to keep in step.

In Canada, however, with 6 TDI models to choose from, I doubt that it will make that much of an impact.

Perhaps its a way to train all VW owners to do self-serve maintenance. What a concept. Then you will not need a dealer network at all (except for warranty repairs). Think of the possibilities.:eek:

You go to your favourite big box auto mall, Fill out a brief questionnaire about colors, interior options, put in your Universal Debit Card, and out opens a door with your "New to You" automobile.......