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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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I have a VW UP with Blue Motion Technology which does,nt

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I have a VW UP with Blue Motion Technology which does,nt seem to work. I have been charged with Dangerous driving after I had an accident when the stop/start did,nt work. I am now frightened to drive my car as a result of this. My local VW GARAGE/SHOWROOM where I purchased it are dismissive of my problem and tell me that they cannot disconnect the system---in other words --piss off--we,ve got your money so we are no longer interested in you!! HELP
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volkswagen
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Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


it should be possible to disable the start / stop function

however its not as simple a the dealer 'ticking' a box in the VCDS diagnostic tool

however if you can find a VW specialist or a more accommodating dealer then its possible to tweak some settings to ensure the start/ stop is turned off

if you look on this forum post it can be done

if you want me to locate a VW independent in your area then let me know with your location