In June 2021 Volkswagen started an investigation into certain Taos compact SUVs after reviving field complaints of stalling when coming to a stop. The vehicles affected by this defect are equipped with all wheel drive powertrains.
According to the defect report, some 2022 VW Taos with all wheel drive powertrains and a specific software version installed in the engine control unit, could experience a stalling condition when coming to a stop. Conditions such as high ambient temperatures, high engine loads and a running air conditioner increases the chance of an engine stall. The cause for stalling is currently under investigation.
To correct the problem, Taos owners with affected vehicles will be asked to return to their dealers to have the ECU software updated. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 2021. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 24HH and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-615.