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Took Atlas to Tahoe. Well, it's snowy and below freezing. I have to remember to turn the knob to Snow every time I start, because it resets to normal. Is it supposed to be like that?? IMO, it should "stick" even across driving profiles.
 

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Everything resets when you restart - start/stop deactivation, sport setting, driving mode - all default. The only thing that stays set is the driver aids that you've activated or deactivated, like the lane assist or front assist, in my experience.
 

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I think VW should change it over to remembering the setting since that would make life easier, how many times you only need to be in a mode temporarily? Most people I know that have to drive in snow have to drive in it consistently, same goes for the other modes
 

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Just another one of the poorly engineered things on this vehicle. Amazing they had 10+ SUV's to copy and or do things better than. They failed in about every category except ride quality.
 

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Just another one of the poorly engineered things on this vehicle. Amazing they had 10+ SUV's to copy and or do things better than. They failed in about every category except ride quality.
SO, - I take it u don't like ur Atlas, what are all the faults? Might have to change my mind on ordering one. What do u like about it? How many miles do u have on it?
 

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The Atlas isn't horrible, but it could be better in certain areas like remembering your personal settings for drive modes. Seems like poor planning because someone may forget to set it to snow every time and slide around that one time they forgot. Maybe a system update in the future will fix it, but I highly doubt that.
 

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Yes and no. Some systems retain memory. When you have the profiles set up to your key, if you for instance are driving in Sport mode, it will start next time in sport mode HOWEVER the actual tranny drive mode will be in Normal - you have to kick the shifter lever back to get back to Sport; this is the same for Eco...all Eco mode items will be engaged EXCEPT for the tranny drive mode. I have not messed with the 4Motion modes much so not sure on those but I would suspect you have to do those each time which makes sense as it's not always a good idea/driving conditions change so that being in one of the AWD modes may not make sense from use to use.

ALLDRAKES - I get it looking around here...you are having issues with your Atlas's tranny but seriously, it's a fraction of a percent of folks that are likely having that issue..most are just fine and I believe the tranny is very smooth and consistent; your issues are isolated and best taken up with VW and if that doesn't go how you want, sell it and move on with your life.
 

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I agree the mode reset is annoying. In my car it will reset "Snow" mode to "Normal" and "Sport" to "Normal" upon restart but "Econo" mode persists when the car is turned off and then on again (i.e. the "E" is still incidated in the upper corner of the shift display. I wonder if there is a programming way with the OBDeleven to make these setting stay upon restart.
 

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ALLDRAKES - I get it looking around here...you are having issues with your Atlas's tranny but seriously, it's a fraction of a percent of folks that are likely having that issue..most are just fine and I believe the tranny is very smooth and consistent; your issues are isolated and best taken up with VW and if that doesn't go how you want, sell it and move on with your life.[/QUOTE]

Yes please. You comments at this point a are pretty much trolling.
 
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