Recall, two VW Taos SUVs may stall at low speeds

Stalling is embarrassing in a manual-transmission car, but mystifying in an automatic car like the 2022 Volkswagen Taos. A small number of vehicles stall when they stop, prompting a recall.

The issue is related to a previous recall of 31 vehicles. Today, the automaker is recalling two vehicles that may have gotten through.

These Taoses were made between July 30 and August 9, 2021, and have outdated ECU software that could be problematic. When it's hot, the HVAC is on, and the engine load is high, the vehicle may stall when stopping.

The Taos' engine can be restarted, but it's still alarming. Worse, an unexpected stall increases crash risk, which irks the NHTSA.

Volkswagen has known about this for a while. In June 2021, the automaker noticed field failures. Most vehicles were caught by internal actions, but on August 25, the automaker noticed two missed.

Volkswagen will start contacting owners of affected vehicles on November 11, 2022 to ask them to visit a dealer. 

A technician will update the Engine Control Unit software to prevent stalling. Free repairs will be made.