I work in sales at a SoCal VW Dealership.
I haven't personally had any of my customers come in with the complaints I see here. I saw that one person was at 1500 miles and the tranny was still shifting like crap. I will back up what one poster stated about how the tranny is constantly learning, and resetting it would do no good.
When delivering any autos with an Adaptive Auto Trannys, I quote from VW Hub (VW Intranet):
While that is very simplistic, it gives a pretty exact explanation of how the tranny adapts to different driving habits. Based on the accelerator movements the DSP moves between 244 different tranny shift settings. As driving habits change (i.e. city/hwy or different drivers), the DSP will change shift patterns in different gears at different RPMs.Shift points are automatically regulated to provide three distinct operating characteristics:
* Comfort driving for maximum fuel economy (shift points are kept low).
* Average Driving (shift points are raised slightly).
* High Performance Driving (shift points are increased to allow the engine to rev higher between gearshifts).
In the adaptive automatic shifting mode, the transmission control module can tune the shift program incrementally between the three modes, with up to 244 variations. This is referred to as the DSP (Dynamic Shift Program).
Best Wishes - Mike
BTW: I own a Certified 2009 Tiguan