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

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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.

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