brakes kill engine power

Asked by Sep 15, 2017 at 10:45 AM about the 2016 Volkswagen Passat

Question type: General

I am a two-feet driver, left on the brakes and right for the accelerator.
While driving, city or hwy., if I apply the brakes while also applying the accelerator the engine stops giving power. When i take my foot off of the brake pedal, it takes up to 2 seconds for the engine to respond, why

1 Answer

This is part of your ABS and module system. The vehicle thinks you are trying to stop forward motion therefor cutting off the power. Its a safety feature. The by releasing both, the vehicle is in a quick "reset" picking up the power again.

Your Answer:

Volkswagen Passat Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,550
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,500
  • #3
    Chrisand Edwards
    Reputation
    1,480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
85 Great Deals out of 2,869 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Accord
32 Great Deals out of 1,637 listings starting at $2,671
Used Volkswagen CC
8 Great Deals out of 93 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Camry
34 Great Deals out of 2,138 listings starting at $2,995
Used Audi A4
31 Great Deals out of 746 listings starting at $3,495
Used Nissan Altima
45 Great Deals out of 1,223 listings starting at $2,800
Used Volkswagen Tiguan
48 Great Deals out of 1,640 listings starting at $4,500
Used BMW 3 Series
89 Great Deals out of 2,054 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
115 Great Deals out of 4,969 listings starting at $1,900
Used Hyundai Sonata
25 Great Deals out of 1,413 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford Fusion
54 Great Deals out of 1,753 listings starting at $2,990
Used Volkswagen GTI
12 Great Deals out of 226 listings starting at $3,995
Used Mazda MAZDA6
9 Great Deals out of 592 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu
41 Great Deals out of 1,979 listings starting at $2,390
Used Volkswagen Golf
26 Great Deals out of 907 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
101 listings starting at $21,990
2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 160 listings starting at $16,988
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 36 listings starting at $14,900
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 123 listings starting at $11,999
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 141 listings starting at $8,895

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.