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So I picked up a new 2021 DSG Autobahn MK7.5 in the US 2 days ago. Made November, 2020 according to the sticker. So far have had/discovered 2 small issues.

1. There was a loud buzzing/rattling/vibrating noise coming from the passenger side when coming off the throttle at around 2000 RPM and when idle at times. Didn't matter the mode I was in (Eco or Sport, etc.), so I knew it wasn't the Soundaktor. Took it to the dealer today, and they confirmed the noise was there and coming from the fuel and eval lines vibrating the the frame channel. They fixed it by installing some VW "anti rattle foam tape", whatever that is. I Googled around and saw that this was an issue going back years, so what should I make of this? Why would a 2021 car still have this issue, and is it a design issue, as not all cars have it?

2. I noticed I don't have the Performance Monitor option the the "CAR" menu. I don't really need it, but I just remember having it in my 2018 Golf R, so as I was going though the options one by one, it was interesting that it's not there. I thought maybe the GTIs don't have it, but then I read the below press release, and they SHOULD have it. Even in the new MIB3.


"SE and Autobahn models feature a Performance Monitor in the Car settings of the MIB3 infotainment system. The screen shows three dials, which can be toggled through to create your own custom display of readings such as G force, relative PSI, usage of engine power in kW, and engine oil temperature. There’s also a lap timer screen where you can select start and stop and get a readout of stats."

So how could this be? I would think being made just a few months ago (Nov, 2020) it would have the latest software. Anyway, I will contact the dealer tomorrow, but curious if others have this issue.

Lastly, I worry that my particular model was built sloppily. Seems I'm discovering new things every day. I hope these 2 issues don't mean I got a bad car/build.
 

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I have an SE and am in the same boat about the performance monitor. I took it to a different dealer, instead of the one I bought it from and thy had no idea what I was talking about. I told the NVM and that I'll take it back to the original dealership to get it turned on. I have it listed on the window sticker, so my understanding is that it just needs to be enabled....
 

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I have an SE and am in the same boat about the performance monitor. I took it to a different dealer, instead of the one I bought it from and thy had no idea what I was talking about. I told the NVM and that I'll take it back to the original dealership to get it turned on. I have it listed on the window sticker, so my understanding is that it just needs to be enabled....
2021? Weird that it needs to be enabled.
 

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We have a 21 se and don’t have the performance monitor either. Not sure we would use it. Our car has had the red strip light in drivers door go out. So far only problem.


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We have a 21 se and don’t have the performance monitor either. Not sure we would use it. Our car has had the red strip light in drivers door go out. So far only problem.
Strange indeed. I don't see why list it and not have it, where it's been there before. I wonder if the 21s with the MIB3s still need some software update.
 

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BTW, can you guys look at take a photo of the MIB's software version and post? Curious to see if we all have the same version.
 

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VW knows about the missing Performance Monitor screen and is coming up with a fix. I'd contact the corporate VW care number and just make your case to them.

The buzzing under the passenger seat is more than likely the fuel line rattle that has been present on MK7's from he start. The dealership should be able to fix that and I'm still not sure why they are still coming off the line with that issue or why it's not fixed through the PDI process.
 

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VW knows about the missing Performance Monitor screen and is coming up with a fix. I'd contact the corporate VW care number and just make your case to them.

The buzzing under the passenger seat is more than likely the fuel line rattle that has been present on MK7's from he start. The dealership should be able to fix that and I'm still not sure why they are still coming off the line with that issue or why it's not fixed through the PDI process.
I see. So this missing Performance Monitor is a 2021 issue? Searching this forum, I saw it also happened in the past, but still going on? Scratching my head at why, and what's so special about enabling this view.

Yes, I did explain that they fixed the buzzing. I asked them, and they said I was the first person to come in about this, but the service manager was aware of some issues with the fuel lines, and the tech knew exactly how and where to go and fix it. I'm also surprised they are coming like this off the line - how do the vehicles that don't exhibit this issue differ? Do dealers just apply some band-aid solution and the "good" vehicles have a different cable routing or something? My tech said that is not the case, and they are all assembled the same, but that sometimes a bit of excess slack in the cabling can cause a rattle on some and not on others. I hope they didn't do anything else sloppily on this car and this is an isolated issue.
 

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I see. So this missing Performance Monitor is a 2021 issue? Searching this forum, I saw it also happened in the past, but still going on? Scratching my head at why, and what's so special about enabling this view.
The problem is I believe a software issue with compatibility with the newer MIB3 headhunts.
They are working on it. The problem is it's not just a simple coding like checking a box to make it work it's special code specific to your VIN that has to come from VWOA or VWAG that then get's inputted through ODIS. 2016s had the same issue I know because my 2016 doesn't have it even though it was supposed to. They fixed a few through the above process but stopped because it wasn't cost effective. So I never got it implemented on my GTI.

It happened a couple years ago on Golf Rs and still not sure if it's completely fixed. I know members on here got gift cards for the missing feature.

Is it on the window sticker? If it is you have a better chance of getting the performance monitors if it's on the window sticker.
If it's not on the window sticker and only listed on the website there are disclaimers that protect VW from missing features or late/never implemented features. So you may never get it implemented.
Like the disclaimer below:
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  • Volkswagen of America, Inc., believes the information and specifications in this website to be correct at the time of publishing. Specifications, standard features, options, fabrics, and colors are subject to change without notice. Some features may be unavailable when your vehicle is built. Some vehicles are pictured with options that may be available at extra cost or may not be available on some models. Ask your dealer about the availability of options and verify that the vehicle you ordered includes the equipment you ordered.
I hope they didn't do anything else sloppily on this car and this is an isolated issue.
There is a TSB going back to I think 2014 about this issue so there is a set way by VW to fix the rattle.
 

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... They fixed it by installing some VW "anti rattle foam tape", whatever that is. I Googled around and saw that this was an issue going back years, so what should I make of this? Why would a 2021 car still have this issue, and is it a design issue, as not all cars have it? ...
Wow, I had this exact same issue in my 2016 MK7 Golf 1.8TSI and they did apply the exact same solution. So they still have that issue 5 years later, unbelievable!
 

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The problem is I believe a software issue with compatibility with the newer MIB3 headhunts.
They are working on it. The problem is it's not just a simple coding like checking a box to make it work it's special code specific to your VIN that has to come from VWOA or VWAG that then get's inputted through ODIS. 2016s had the same issue I know because my 2016 doesn't have it even though it was supposed to. They fixed a few through the above process but stopped because it wasn't cost effective. So I never got it implemented on my GTI.

It happened a couple years ago on Golf Rs and still not sure if it's completely fixed. I know members on here got gift cards for the missing feature.

Is it on the window sticker? If it is you have a better chance of getting the performance monitors if it's on the window sticker.
Interesting insight. Yet 2016s didn’t have MIB3.
Yes, it’s listed on the window sticker.
 

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1. There was a loud buzzing/rattling/vibrating noise coming from the passenger side when coming off the throttle at around 2000 RPM and when idle at times. Didn't matter the mode I was in (Eco or Sport, etc.), so I knew it wasn't the Soundaktor. Took it to the dealer today, and they confirmed the noise was there and coming from the fuel and eval lines vibrating the the frame channel. They fixed it by installing some VW "anti rattle foam tape", whatever that is. I Googled around and saw that this was an issue going back years, so what should I make of this? Why would a 2021 car still have this issue, and is it a design issue, as not all cars have it?
I’ve put 1,000 miles onto my car with this exact noise. It’s driving me insane. was the noise coming from the passenger side? Mine sounds like its like a door panel or something.
 

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I’ve put 1,000 miles onto my car with this exact noise. It’s driving me insane. was the noise coming from the passenger side? Mine sounds like its like a door panel or something.
Yes, as I was describing. First I thought it was the door, the a pillar, then window, etc. Take yours to the dealer and tell them to look at it - it's most likely the same thing. Fuel/evap lines need some loving care. See attached file.
 

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2021 GTI autobahn here. Car is 3 weeks old and I don't have the performance monitor either. My only issues so far are with the mib3, sound is cutting off sometimes and the radio is just behaving weird when my phone is connected with android auto. Hoping a software update will fix it.
 

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2021 Autobahn here also, I contacted VW previously about the performance monitor and again a few weeks ago, supposed to contact me when update is available.
 

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Yes, as I was describing. First I thought it was the door, the a pillar, then window, etc. Take yours to the dealer and tell them to look at it - it's most likely the same thing. Fuel/evap lines need some loving care. See attached file.
Thank you so much for this. I had it taken care of yesterday after showing the dealership. Car is now perfect

Thankfully because driving a car literally off the showroom that buzzed oddly was killing me
 
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