VW/Audi diesel firmware hack

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Do you know if the Automatic adapter affects the emissions testing firmware hack on the TDI vehicles?
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Gary Allred

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Posted 3 years ago

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Hi Gary,

Thanks for sharing your question with us, and welcome to the Automatic community! The Automatic adapter cannot affect the emissions defeat device on affected TDI vehicles, as the software VW used is based on several aspects being monitored, including the RPM and steering wheel, along with barometric pressure and ABS inputs. The defeat software is looking at multiple data points that indicate smog testing, none of which can be influenced by the Automatic adapter. Simply put, no device can affect the emissions hack, only reprogramming the cars' engine control module will do it.

I hope this helps answer your question – if you have any others, don't hesitate to let us know. :)