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Throttle response

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Since this is the first turbo charged engine I have driven, I am not too familar with the throttle response. I called the service advisor at my dealer and asked if there should be a delay between pushing on the accelerator and starting to move. He said there would be less than a half second for the response. I think there is a much longer time, it seems that unless I give it a lot of throttle, it is slow to respond. Should the trubo need to kick in before the car moves. When I get into my Subaru and touch the accelerator, it moves right now, instant response. I asked the dealer to check my computer and see if everything was okay and he told me that the computer is so sophisticated that it would tell me if something is wrong. I just think that when I want to move, I should be able to go without so much delay and without calling on the turbo to get going.

2.0t, sport
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yea Steve , I know exactly what you are talking about , I have the same problem with my new EOS . I thought mabe it was because the engine was cold but it also happens after it is hot . It almost got me in a serious accident , i was entering a main road from a stop sign on a slight downgrade and i let go of the brake and throddled it slightly , no response , throddled it more , still no response , I ended up slamming the throddle to the floor to get the engine to respond and get me out of the way of oncoming traffic !!
It feels like it has something to do with the accelerator pedal sesor or throddle position sensor because the engine dosent stall , it just stays idiling while you depress the accelerator .
If anyone figures this one out please post your results , this could result in a serious accident !!


How did they fix this problem? My 2009 Eos did the same thing & almost caused a serious accident. They ahve had my car for 5 days now trying to figure out what is wrong. I have had to have my Eos towed 3 times in 2 months. I have less than 10,000 miles on it. Very disgusted at this point. I have never owned a VW before & I can tell you this will be the last time too.
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