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2019 GTI 6MT Stalling Issue

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
They will just overrite the tune. It happened for my Jetta that had stage 1 APR and I was REQUIRED by the state of California to get an ECM flash recall since it was related to "emissions". So I had to go to the dealer, have them flash my car with the recall update (which deleted the tune), get the paper saying its done then had to pay for the tune to be reinstalled. :rolleyes:

I know that I shouldn't say add this to the list of reasons to get a Cobb AP. Pay once.
 

Parabola

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Black hole sun
Car(s)
2015 GTI, 2016 GSW
Are all 2019s plagued by this stalling problem, or it's a hit or miss? There is a local new 2019 GTI SE (manual) for sale with a hefty discount and I started thinking about possibility of upgrading my 2015 S, but not sure due to this stalling issue.
 

Ghost GTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
Are all 2019s plagued by this stalling problem, or it's a hit or miss? There is a local new 2019 GTI SE (manual) for sale with a hefty discount and I started thinking about possibility of upgrading my 2015 S, but not sure due to this stalling issue.
Issue has been fixed with a ECU update. Nothing to worry about.
 

vj123

Autocross Newbie
Location
The Detroit
Car(s)
Former MK7/7.5 owner
Are all 2019s plagued by this stalling problem, or it's a hit or miss? There is a local new 2019 GTI SE (manual) for sale with a hefty discount and I started thinking about possibility of upgrading my 2015 S, but not sure due to this stalling issue.

Not all 2019s had this issue.
 

Desslok

Autocross Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2019 Rabbit
Are all 2019s plagued by this stalling problem, or it's a hit or miss? There is a local new 2019 GTI SE (manual) for sale with a hefty discount and I started thinking about possibility of upgrading my 2015 S, but not sure due to this stalling issue.
The fix is a warranty issue, which costs you nothing.
 

Parabola

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Black hole sun
Car(s)
2015 GTI, 2016 GSW
The fix is a warranty issue, which costs you nothing.

While I agree the net cost is zero, it would cost me time and aggravation to resolve this issue if it happens. In general I hate dealing with dealerships and trying to convince them to repair something...
 

Ghost GTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
While I agree the net cost is zero, it would cost me time and aggravation to resolve this issue if it happens. In general I hate dealing with dealerships and trying to convince them to repair something...
Ask them to update the ECU before you pick the car up...
 

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
Are all 2019s plagued by this stalling problem, or it's a hit or miss? There is a local new 2019 GTI SE (manual) for sale with a hefty discount and I started thinking about possibility of upgrading my 2015 S, but not sure due to this stalling issue.
if the car is at a VW dealer Lot It’s already been updated. VWOA required them to flash all of them with the new update, same with any cars that come in for service.
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
Mine couldn't give me a clear answer. They said they follow whatever their computer tells them to do, ODIS I think they mentioned.

I wanted an invoice saying they performed the update and they wouldn't provide it.
Call VW corporate and ask them. Make sure that you have the VIN.
 

nimonery

Ready to race!
Location
CA
Car(s)
2020 A3
I purchased a 2019 manual new in February and have never had the stalling issue. I didn't ask if they did the update but I'm assuming they did since VW requires any new 2019 to be updated before selling. They issued that requirement back in December.
 

Corprin

Autocross Champion
Location
Magrathea
Car(s)
A car
Go here:
https://www.vw.com/owners-recalls/

Plug in the vin number, and click search.

If it’s outstanding it’ll look like this.
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I have had the update, and can confirm the drivability and niggling issues were fixed. But VW shows it not done. Maybe for a trip back to the mothership is in order.

all in all, the stalling issue is a dead issue, the ecu flash fixed the problem. Don’t be afraid of a 19 6MT
 
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