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Re: Driving Mode

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 pm
by Fred99
Yes it does, but on some models, depending on age, the actual mode changes are not active. For example, if you use custom mode and select sport mode for DSG, when you start up, it stays in custom mode but the DSG reverts to normal drive mode. You can see that from the MFD display.

Don’t just assume that just because the drive select mode dial says you in one mode that it actually does what you expect.

Re: Driving Mode

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:26 am
by WhiteStallion
The driving modes are more to do with the way the steering feels, how the gas pedal reacts when pushed, and how much the climate control use motor energy. in the case of offroad and snow modes it also affects the traction controls and abs. The DSG modes are separate from the drive modes.

Re: Driving Mode

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:31 am
by Tet70
WhiteStallion wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:26 am
The DSG modes are separate from the drive modes.
Except coasting, which only works on ECO drive mode. There is no other way to switch it on, than set the drive mode to ECO. And in older Atecas, no other way to turn off except set the drive mode to some other setting. In newer ones, the other option is to shut down the engine and start again, and the coasting is gone.

Re: Driving Mode

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:33 am
by WhiteStallion
Ok Tet70. Good to know. Never used eco in my Leon FR and probably never will in my Ateca FR. But that's good to point out to people who do use Eco.

Re: Driving Mode

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:17 pm
by aggie2347
I queried this problem with Seak U K and got the following reply.

Further to your enquiry regarding the Eco mode of your SEAT Ateca.

Having discussed your query regarding the Eco mode of your vehicle with our Technical Support Team. They advise that the Eco Mode needs to be reset every time you restart the engine and this is normal.

I hope the above information proves helpful. If you have any other questions, please contact me via the details below.

Thank you for contacting SEAT UK.

Kind regards


Abdul Rehman
Customer Relations Advisor
SEAT UK

Re: Driving Mode

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:44 pm
by pch
My Ateca is one of the first in Ireland. It's DSG and never retain mode on display.... but I noticed that it looks like the mode is kept (eco or sport) even if it displays D.

In other words: when I drive on Sport, switch off, switch on - knob shows Sport, corner shows D but I feel the characteristic is sport...ish (not fully sport but somewhat). It changes gears at higher revs.

So to me - it looks like display (known) issue, but I actually got a habit that if I want certain mode - I will always switch - regardless what was before.

And BTW I noticed recently even on Drive (without or with mode switch) the car is more snappy than before. Other bits like steering is the same...

Re: Driving Mode

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:23 pm
by AndyE14
Fred99 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Yes it does, but on some models, depending on age, the actual mode changes are not active. For example, if you use custom mode and select sport mode for DSG, when you start up, it stays in custom mode but the DSG reverts to normal drive mode. You can see that from the MFD display.

Don’t just assume that just because the drive select mode dial says you in one mode that it actually does what you expect.
Our DSG never stays in sport on turning off, custom is configured as full sport too and the gearbox always resets to normal on restart

Re: Driving Mode

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:20 pm
by Fred99
What has this go to do with the thread which is about the rotary drive mode selector on the Ateca. It has nothing to do with a phone!