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In my Subaru Outback I can start the engine while the gearbox is in P without having to press the break. In my 2011 TDI I must press the break pedal. Is there a way to deactivate this "condition"?
 

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Our Jetta starts on P without pressing brake.

Previous Audi Q5 required pressing brake and I got used to it so I didn't even pay attention on T-reg.
 

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Its a safety interlock so people don't run over their family members when starting their vehicle in gear...
 

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My 2003 starts without the brake pedal!

Can I now get it to run over certain family members please?
 

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My 2003 starts without the brake pedal!

Can I now get it to run over certain family members please?
Of course: First tell the family member they are to trust you -- then....:joy:
 

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My 2004 touareg did not require the brake pedal pressed. My 2006 does.
 

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Cant shift from P without the key, cant remove the key without the shift in P, have to push the brake to start, but dont have to touch the brake on a hill, dont have to touch the gas to crawl down a hill. Lights on when its dark. Wipers on when its wet. It knows when there's a trailer hooked up. Turns off the radio if you've been listening too long and the battery is going flat. And the lady in the GPS says "please" all the time. I think that's just sarcasm. Who is in control???
I think I'll stay home next time and let the car drive itself.
 

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Cant shift from P without the key, cant remove the key without the shift in P, have to push the brake to start, but dont have to touch the brake on a hill, dont have to touch the gas to crawl down a hill. Lights on when its dark. Wipers on when its wet. It knows when there's a trailer hooked up. Turns off the radio if you've been listening too long and the battery is going flat. And the lady in the GPS says "please" all the time. I think that's just sarcasm. Who is in control???
I think I'll stay home next time and let the car drive itself.
LOL!! :D
 

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My 2005 didn't require foot on the brake to start the car but after a software update to the vehicle late in 2011 the car required me to have my foot on the brake to start the car. That leads me to think it's a setting in the software. I now have a 2011 and enabled VIM with the VAG I bought. Still looking for the brake setting to disable it.
 

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In my 2013, not putting your foot on the brake when making the starting motion with the key is how you turn on the ignition without starting the engine. This is a necessary step in resetting the Ad Blue warning on TDI's so consider yourself warned if you disable this in a T3 TDI.
 

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who puts there car in drive and then starts it!
That ain't nothing dude.

How about the story of one putting on the cruise control, then heading on in the back to fetch a drink, and of course the fitting end to this story, crashing.

Yup, I don't blame VW for adding that, press-on-the-brake-pedal-before-you-can-move-the-gear-selector-or-even-start-the-car feature.



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Now what is the safety here?
You can only start the car in park or neutral anyway.
In park the car stays where it is anyway.
In neutral, sure it can roll but it would already roll without starting the car anyway. It is just stupidity

PS: mine started without touching the brake pedal
 

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Anyone remember what happened to VAG after the Audi 5000 unintended exceleration 60 Minutes PR doozy?

"Itz not ze car, it's ze driver..."

In this case that would look to be Nooby ;)
 

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who puts there car in drive and then starts it!
If it's possible, someone will do it.

Intelligent people realise that, regrettably, you have to cater for dumbos who are prime candidates for Darwin Awards.
 

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Has anybody solved this issue with not stepping on the brake pedal to start the car. I have a 2012 tdi lux. It's annoying to step on the brake pedal and start car. Is there any errors, if anyone disabled it. Thanx for any info
 

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Has anybody solved this issue with not stepping on the brake pedal to start the car. I have a 2012 tdi lux. It's annoying to step on the brake pedal and start car. Is there any errors, if anyone disabled it. Thanx for any info
Havent tried to solve it but given i can start the multivan without depressing the brake pedal it should be possible via vagcom to make a change somewhere
 
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