Touareg: 2014 V6 TDI
Join Date: Feb 2019
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V6 TDI High Speed Gear Shifting Issue
I just bought a 2014 Touareg V6 TDI. What we get in India is pretty much Euro spec. Now I did read about the changes to the Treg after the fix, and I was certain it had been done to mine. The fuel consumption was way too high, the transmission didn't feel direct in 2nd and 3rd gear when giving it gas (felt like the torque converter wasn't locking), and just didn't move the way 245hp should.
Now I did get a Quantum tune done, so the power is claimed to be at 310hp. I don't know if its there, but it definitely feels a lot better than before.
What I find is really strange though, is the high speed behaviour of the transmission. I am talking at speeds about 150-170kmph (90-115mph) and above. And it was like this even before I got the tune. There is a stretch of road where I can go flat out for a couple of kilometers without any worry. And even if my foot is flat to the floor, the moment it upshifts from 5th to 6th, it then proceeds to upshift to 7th and then 8th right in the span of 2-3 seconds.
So the car loses all its steam, and I then have to release the accelerator a bit and kick down again, following which it then downshifts to 5th or 6th (depending on the speed), stays in that gear for a couple of seconds and again proceeds to do the same upshifting. And this happens in sport, and in manual too. Its really, really pissing off!
All in all the transmission keeps upshifting, downshifting, and hunting for gears when I go above 160kmph. I'm quite sure its not supposed to be like this. So that leads me to wonder whether this is in some way related to the VW 'fix'?
Is there anyone else who has noticed similar behaviour, who can offer some advice?
Thanks in advance for any help.