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As far as I know, there is no way to permanently turn it off. Maybe if you use a VCDS/VAG-COM cable and mess with the software, but I've never done that.
 

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From what i heard with owners of cars from other car makers is that you have to visit the dealer for that. These days cars are locked down a lot so you will be lucky to do this on your own.

Keep us posted.
 

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I'd bet the dealer can turn it off. My father had the dealer turn off his seatbelt buzzer in his Subaru Outback, believe it or not. It was done through a combination of turning the ignition on and off and pushing the brake pedal in a particular order - or something like that. I know it wasn't smart, especially in a state where seatbelt usage is mandatory, but they were willing to make the customer happy.
 

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Some independent shops that specialize in VW's might be able to do it, some do little stuff like this for free, but if you're close enough to a VW dealer then by all means go to them. Most are more than happy to help out.
 

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Since it isn't a built in feature for safety purposes, maybe the dealer is willing to turn it off. Didn't ever think to ask them under the assumption that they won't do it.
 

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Forgot to mention..

I did ask the dealer about it, he even asked his service manager and they said as of right now they have no way to turn it off..maybe in a future software update he said.
 

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We just purchased our SEL Atlas last week and I would also like to know how to deactivate Auto Start Stop feature without pressing the button at every trip.
 

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The start stop feature automatically enabling every time you start the car is due to a USA emissions system regulation. If the system can be defeated, then the EPA tests the car with it off - read something somewhere about there being bonus points for having start stop also in the weighting of fleet MPG.

Aftermarket options like the seatbelt over-ride may work, but the car won't be able to have that added to the menu system anytime soon.
 

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With OBDEleven:

1) Select Control unit 19
2) Select Adaptation
3) Select Stop start limit voltage
4) Change value to 12 (default is 7.6)
 

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Here is something that I learned that may solve this issue (even though I have not personally tried it my self.)

I was at the dealer this past weekend to test drive an Atlas and this topic came up. The VW agent told me that he read that when towing with the Atlas, the Auto Start/off is automatically disabled.

So his suggestion is if you can connect something to the tow connection (maybe one of those stop lights) to trick the Atlas to think you are towing, this may be a way to permanently disable this feature.

Can some one verify that this works?
 

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and unlike the solution to change the voltage in the setting this option hopefully works without any indicators on the dash
 
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