Have the issues with Volkswagen 1.5 TSI engines been resolved?

Can you tell me if every 1.5 TSI engine in VW group cars have the kangaroo problem? I have been looking at the Skoda Karoq and Kamiq and SEAT Ateca between 2019 to 2021. Does it happen when the car is cold or all the time or just now and then and is there a fix?

Asked on 27 April 2023 by Steve Clayton

Answered by David Ross
We reported on issues with this engine in 2020 which you can read about here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/driving-1/2020-07/volksw.../ Most owners affected have reported that the issue is apparent when cold, while others have said it can happen at any time. Volkswagen says that the problem has been fixed with a software update and that anyone still experiencing issues may have an unrelated mechanical problem.

If you are looking at cars with this engine it would be worth checking with the current owner to see if the software update has been applied and also conducting a thorough test drive from cold.
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