when driving my 2016 passat 1.8T, when brakes applied the enging hybernates and it take several seconds to respond again, why

Asked by Sep 15, 2017 at 10:47 AM about the 2016 Volkswagen Passat

Question type: General

when driving my 2016 Passat 1.8T, when brakes applied the engine hibernates and it take several seconds to respond again, why
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

109,545

The car is not designed for two footed driving, this was a minor problem back in the 80's with some makes, it was confusing the computer system when it saw a brake signal as well as a throttle signal at the same time, the cure was only using one foot for fuel and brake. So I'm sure is now happening. I use to do the same thing that your doing so I had to train myself not to do it that way.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Passat Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,520
  • #2
    Chrisand Edwards
    Reputation
    1,380
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
92 Great Deals out of 2,014 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
51 Great Deals out of 1,221 listings starting at $1,795
Used Volkswagen CC
9 Great Deals out of 88 listings starting at $5,999
Used Toyota Camry
55 Great Deals out of 2,135 listings starting at $2,750
Used Audi A4
35 Great Deals out of 626 listings starting at $2,995
Used BMW 3 Series
138 Great Deals out of 2,220 listings starting at $2,200
Used Nissan Altima
70 Great Deals out of 1,251 listings starting at $999
Used Volkswagen Tiguan
70 Great Deals out of 1,299 listings starting at $6,400
Used Honda Civic
283 Great Deals out of 4,741 listings starting at $2,287
Used Ford Fusion
111 Great Deals out of 1,732 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Sonata
38 Great Deals out of 1,297 listings starting at $2,400
Used Volkswagen GTI
21 Great Deals out of 215 listings starting at $4,450
Used Nissan Maxima
28 Great Deals out of 414 listings starting at $4,295
Used Chevrolet Malibu
88 Great Deals out of 1,811 listings starting at $2,495
Used Mazda MAZDA6
9 Great Deals out of 542 listings starting at $2,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
187 listings starting at $16,988
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 51 listings starting at $15,674
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 184 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 79 listings starting at $11,495
2013 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 118 listings starting at $9,494

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.