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Old 03-12-2018, 03:39 PM   #1
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VW Touareg TDI post Recall Update Towing

Has anyone towed with a VW, Audi or Porsche TDI after having the Recall Update performed?

I have a 2013 TReg TDI. I had not towed prior to the Recall Update. Last weekend I pulled a 3,600 lb trailer for roughly 20 miles on mostly flat Interstate (I-75) near Dayton, OH. I set the cruise at 64 MPH. The tranny was constantly shifting and running at 1,800 (probably 8th), then 2,000, 2,500 and even 3,000 RPM.

I haven't read where anyone experienced this in a pre-Recall TDI. I have about 2,000 miles on my pos-Recall TDI. The low gear shifting is entirely different when the engine is cold. It extends the upshift in at least the first 3 gears to 2,000 - 2,500 RPM. Do you think the shift changes are effecting towing.

I hope at least one of you has towed with an Updated vehicle.

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I have a 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel and had the TDI fix performed last fall. It tows just as before - no perceivable difference in the Rocky Mountains!

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Has anyone towed with a VW, Audi or Porsche TDI after having the Recall Update performed?



I have a 2013 TReg TDI. I had not towed prior to the Recall Update. Last weekend I pulled a 3,600 lb trailer for roughly 20 miles on mostly flat Interstate (I-75) near Dayton, OH. I set the cruise at 64 MPH. The tranny was constantly shifting and running at 1,800 (probably 8th), then 2,000, 2,500 and even 3,000 RPM.



I haven't read where anyone experienced this in a pre-Recall TDI. I have about 2,000 miles on my pos-Recall TDI. The low gear shifting is entirely different when the engine is cold. It extends the upshift in at least the first 3 gears to 2,000 - 2,500 RPM. Do you think the shift changes are effecting towing.



I hope at least one of you has towed with an Updated vehicle.



Thx


If the update cleared the tranny ECU it may have to relearn everything. You should see it do better after a few k miles.
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