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All of things you listed are the result of this faulty wiring harness correct?

Having a different view of the topic here doesn't make me a VW employee or on a soapbox, but I am a VW owner for over 20 years, I have 3 in my driveway.

Yes, VW was involved in diesel gate - this isn't the issue at hand and yes, it involved a cover-up. I'd think the financial implications of that were far and away greater than this door wiring issue.

Are you sure some of the drama isn't related to hte maneuver braking (where the brakes apply in slow-speed conditions leaving driveways etc.) which is by some being confused by some in this convo and that is what was originally the issue back in 2020? I believe I made that comment (maybe a different thread on the same topic?).

Someone in the financial industry related to financing cars should know more than anyone, nobody is taking a bath (or at least not much one) on a used car in 2022 - you may walk away even. My Atlas bought new in 2018 for $42K can be traded today for just slightly less..when does that ever happen?

I agree that if they can't fix the vehicles they should get you in something else/buy back/lemon law/whatever as I stated above - again, VW owes owners that it be fixed.
Your point of trade in value is mostly incorrect. Yes values are at an all time high, but like I said if you bought recently (high market value) then you stand to loose. My vehicle was purchased for $37k and trade in value is $30k and clean retail is slightly lower now at $36k. The dealer needs a profit margin, your likely to get $32k max. That allows any room for recondition and certification. Most trade-ins require some reconditioning and it’s usually $1k-$2k on the light side (ie new tires, brakes, etc.). If you have had your vehicle pre covid market, then yes you would have some decent equity and would be able to probably take down a decent profit like I did with my trade. I have access to the NADA dealers site and real time auctions, so I’m extremely fluent in current values (accounting degree helps too). No I’m not confused about the braking at speeds excess of 35mph. It’s been stated by many drivers, you can read the previous 9 pages for some real time feedback as well. All things I listed are the same faulty harness, as its just not delayed airbag deployment. If these other issues were listed the vehicles would be grounded for unsafe drivability. Hence if they unities the recall sooner, customers like my self could have avoided the purchase in Jan. Bigger picture is knowing they had a problem but there hand wasn’t forced until one of our forum members contacted the associated press. Article was published on the 17th of march.
 

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I recently started receiving this error for no reason, just within 15 seconds within starting the vehicle while being parked at my driveway or even being stopped at a red light. After getting this error message and the constant beeping, the emergency brake turns on and the window from behind driver's door lowers like 5 inches from top. At this point, I cannot lower window and I cannot turn off emergency brake. So in order to reset, I have to turn off the engine then open behind driver door(where the window is lowered) and when closing it back I turn on engine. This makes the error go away, everything goes back to normal. So ODD but so annoying too. This has happened 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Don't know what triggers this. Anyone with similar issue?
I recently started receiving this error for no reason, just within 15 seconds within starting the vehicle while being parked at my driveway or even being stopped at a red light. After getting this error message and the constant beeping, the emergency brake turns on and the window from behind driver's door lowers like 5 inches from top. At this point, I cannot lower window and I cannot turn off emergency brake. So in order to reset, I have to turn off the engine then open behind driver door(where the window is lowered) and when closing it back I turn on engine. This makes the error go away, everything goes back to normal. So ODD but so annoying too. This has happened 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Don't know what triggers this. Anyone with similar issue?
This is a known supplier issue with the wire harness. It gets pulled out of the connector while moving. The window lowering and parking brake are part of the Crash detection system. The only fix is to have the harness in the door replaced by the dealer.
 

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This is a known supplier issue with the wire harness. It gets pulled out of the connector while moving. The window lowering and parking brake are part of the Crash detection system. The only fix is to have the harness in the door replaced by the dealer.
Yesssss - I finally saw this NHTSA:
03/18/2022
Manufacturer Safety Recall issued
NHTSA: #22V152
Recall: #97GF FRONT DOOR WIRING HARNESS
 

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Same issue for my 2021 Cross Sport as well. I had the exact same issues with the parking break turning on when stopping and the windows going down on their own. I dropped off my car last Monday and they said it would take three weeks to receive the part. I'm in Canada but I'd expect this is around the same timeline as people in the US could expect. In the meantime, they put me in a Passat through Enterprise.
Did your Atlas get fixed within the timeframe the dealership indicated?
 

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Has anyone done the buyback. I was presented with two options of a cash settlement and a buy back. They said the buyback would take 4-5 weeks but I forgot to ask if they take the car right away and then process the buyback amount? Anyone have an experience on this?
 

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After I took mine in a second time back in March it hasn't acted up since and I just got notified by the dealer and VW that the part is in. Made an appointment for the 28th to have it installed.
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Just know that there is no real fix for the recall/harness issue right now. VW hasn’t developed it yet. They are simply replacing the faulty part with the same faulty part and you will still have an active recall on your vehicle. My dealership tried to tell me it was “fixed”’as well which it wasn’t. I ended up taking the settlement and trading my car in (it was better then taking the buy back) and am very happy to be out of my atlas. Good luck, I hope VW comes up with an actual fix very soon.
 

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Just know that there is no real fix for the recall/harness issue right now. VW hasn’t developed it yet. They are simply replacing the faulty part with the same faulty part and you will still have an active recall on your vehicle. My dealership tried to tell me it was “fixed”’as well which it wasn’t. I ended up taking the settlement and trading my car in (it was better then taking the buy back) and am very happy to be out of my atlas. Good luck, I hope VW comes up with an actual fix very soon.
Just know that there is no real fix for the recall/harness issue right now. VW hasn’t developed it yet. They are simply replacing the faulty part with the same faulty part and you will still have an active recall on your vehicle. My dealership tried to tell me it was “fixed”’as well which it wasn’t. I ended up taking the settlement and trading my car in (it was better then taking the buy back) and am very happy to be out of my atlas. Good luck, I hope VW comes up with an actual fix very soon.
Hi! I still haven’t decided what to do with my atlas yet!! It’s leased.
 

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Yeah I've heard its the same part. I would think that getting it replaced till the real fix is in is the way to go. The interruption of the signal is so slight in mine anyway that a change in temperature has "fixed" it. The problem appeared when it was wicked cold here and now that its warmer it hasn't acted up in over a month. So with the new part with no wear and being cleaned of all the microparticles that build up btwn the contacts it shouldn't give me any troubles till the fix is installed for good.
 

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Yeah I've heard its the same part. I would think that getting it replaced till the real fix is in is the way to go. The interruption of the signal is so slight in mine anyway that a change in temperature has "fixed" it. The problem appeared when it was wicked cold here and now that its warmer it hasn't acted up in over a month. So with the new part with no wear and being cleaned of all the microparticles that build up btwn the contacts it shouldn't give me any troubles till the fix is installed for good.
I hope so, good luck! I definitely noticed a connection with cold/wet weather and the amount of distinction. Though at some point the issue became consistent enough regardless of weather.
 

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Has anyone done the buyback. I was presented with two options of a cash settlement and a buy back. They said the buyback would take 4-5 weeks but I forgot to ask if they take the car right away and then process the buyback amount? Anyone have an experience on this?
who presented you with the buyback? I’m leasing mine and they said they will not credit my lease payments but to ask the dealership for compensation. Just been having way too many issues with this vehicle in less than 2 years.
 

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My cat was 6 months old when it happened. Infuriating to say the least. They fixed this now it has been to the shop 3x for a leaking sunroof. No problem. I will pay $500 a month to need an umbrella inside my car. VW was the worst purchase I ever made.
 

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who presented you with the buyback? I’m leasing mine and they said they will not credit my lease payments but to ask the dealership for compensation. Just been having way too many issues with this vehicle in less than 2 years.
Curious if you have gotten anywhere. The sales manager and salesman just say I'm sorry. I'm one of many unhappy customers. VW Customer Care does nothing but take notes and Service Dept can't fix my issue just keep saying sorry bring it back. I've had this car 1 year and has been in the shop 5x in the last 6 months. How is this ok??
 
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