You need to read this whole thread and some other threads. It’s a mapping issue with transmission. Apparently the VW design is to keep the car in the highest gear possible for fuel efficiency. That’s why remaping as suggested by some people in this thread will force the recertifications of fuel efficiency which VW is not willing to get into at all...that’s majoritys’ understandingI haven't heard anyone else claiming the atlas is in the wrong gear at that point. You seem to have yourself convinced that it's in the wrong gear and I disagree so I'm not going to waste any more time arguing opinions. Maybe when it's warm again I will open my windows and put some more time into observing it.