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Anyone else get these when driving?

the gear number disappears if I’m rolling down a hill almost like it’s coasting

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Coasting can be deactivated but I would just leave it to do its job
 
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When in normal drive mode, I sometimes get the Eco symbol come up as the DSG does indeed go into 'coast' mode on downhill stretches or when I back off the throttle approaching speed reduction. It's a fuel saving function of the DSG. If you dab the brake pedal, it will revert to engine braking.

I've never noticed the gear number disappearing though - will watch out for that in future.
 

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Yeah I’ll leave it was just curious, is this a facelift thing? My SEL never did it.
 

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Yeah I’ll leave it was just curious, is this a facelift thing? My SEL never did it.
This has been happening before the facelift version was released, but it depended on which model you had, some had this feature and others didn't. When coasting the gear position disappears as it is not in gear as the clutch disengages the drive, but as soon as the clutch engages the drive again it will show what gear you are in.
 
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Works with all settings except Sport mode. Little eco sign pops up in the top of the dash as well. If you are going downhill and it doesn’t kick in then a little dab of the accelerator usually brings it in.
 
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I believe It’s part of the ACT (active cylinder technology) exclusively on the 1.5 TSI engine. My wife has it on her Polo Blue GT. Basically on that at very light throttle loads the engine reverts to 2 cylinder mode to save fuel, and the little Eco mode appears on the dash. It’s very efficient and can apparently switch from 2 cylinder mode to standard mode in a half revolution of the camshaft.

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I believe It’s part of the ACT (active cylinder technology) exclusively on the 1.5 TSI engine. My wife has it on her Polo Blue GT. Basically on that at very light throttle loads the engine reverts to 2 cylinder mode to save fuel, and the little Eco mode appears on the dash. It’s very efficient and can apparently switch from 2 cylinder mode to standard mode in a half revolution of the camshaft.

see here (half way down the page)

So that’s why I never saw it! My previous tiggy was a diesel. Mind you never saw the coasting feature either but maybe there was something wrong with my last one as it was so rough on gear changes compared to the new one
 

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My diesel model has this as well.
 

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I believe It’s part of the ACT (active cylinder technology) exclusively on the 1.5 TSI engine.
Not true, I had it on my diesel, and we have it on the misses T-Cross with the 3 cyl 1 litre. It's not just VW. It's on all cars with DSG. Because of the complex conditions VW have coded in though it does not happen consistently. You can be driving along, lift off and it starts coasting. Re engage the drive a little, lift off and it won't happen, Very frustrating.

Many have found a tap or double tap on the accelerator often force initiates it.
 

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Not true, I had it on my diesel, and we have it on the misses T-Cross with the 3 cyl 1 litre. It's not just VW. It's on all cars with DSG. Because of the complex conditions VW have coded in though it does not happen consistently. You can be driving along, lift off and it starts coasting. Re engage the drive a little, lift off and it won't happen, Very frustrating.

Many have found a tap or double tap on the accelerator often force initiates it.
Also have it on the 2l 190 Tsi
 
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2018 1.4Tsi 150 4Motion DSG SE Nav - only in ECO mode
2020 2.0Tdi 150 4Motion DSG R Line Tech - E or D
2022 2.0 Tsi 245 blah de blah R Line- E or D
 

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I've had it on my
2018 1.4Tsi 150 4Motion DSG SE Nav - only in ECO mode
2020 2.0Tdi 150 4Motion DSH R Line Tech - E or D
2022 2.0 Tsi 245 blah de blah R Line- E or D
My R Line tech is just the same the D appears when I have eased off the gas pedal
 

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Not true, I had it on my diesel, and we have it on the misses T-Cross with the 3 cyl 1 litre. It's not just VW. It's on all cars with DSG. Because of the complex conditions VW have coded in though it does not happen consistently. You can be driving along, lift off and it starts coasting. Re engage the drive a little, lift off and it won't happen, Very frustrating.

Many have found a tap or double tap on the accelerator often force initiates it.
True, when cruising with light or constant throttle input, ECO will appear on the dash next to the speed limit. This is an indication that the petrol engine has switched to cylinder deactivation mode. Diesels do not have this option.
 
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