1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

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Re: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

Post by Polo » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:56 pm

Has anyone experienced this kangaroo problem with their 1.5 DSG T-Roc?

I have recently seen a few posts by 1.5 DSG Skoda Karoq owners saying they are experiencing an issue too.
https://www.karoqforums.co.uk/viewtopic ... 1398#p1398

https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/4 ... nt=5149880

https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/4 ... nt=5150329

I had a test drive in a 1.5 DSG T-Roc and I didn't notice anything as described above but maybe that was because it was during the summer, some say the problem is worse in winter.

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Re: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

Post by ShuF » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:08 pm

Picked car up today & "touch wood" no kangaroo
T-Roc SEL 1.5 EVO Ravenna Blue with Black Roof, Montego Bay wheels, Sports Pack, Winter pack & lumbar support :D Ordered 18/05/18 5a 23/10/18 Stage 6 10/11/18 Stage 7 14/11/18....Picked up 22/11/18

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Re: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

Post by Xpilot » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:01 pm

Had mine a week now and, like Shuf, no sign of kangarooing thankfully.
1.5 TSI EVO SEL Manual in Atlantic Blue
Rear view camera, electric tailgate, blind spot/rear cross traffic, winter pack, park assist & lumbar support
Ordered 3 Jul, left factory 25 Oct, arr UK 6 Nov, arr dealer 8 Nov, picked up 21 Nov. :D

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Re: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

Post by dragonroc » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:45 pm

Picked mine up a week ago, not sure if a have a roo under my bonnet or is just my driving. Had the odd roo jump will try and switch off the stop start to see what happens

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Re: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

Post by johntee » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 am

Had mine since June I find only way is to switch off stop start does make a difference

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Re: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

Post by stevepixels » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Took delivery of my 68 plate car around two weeks ago. Sadly mine is a lumpy kangaroo start in first. You can see the revs jerk as it pulls away.

Love car other than that.

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Re: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

Post by apirie71 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:53 pm

Hello everyone, first posting here. We currently have a golf 1.5TSI evo and I have been reading all posts looking for common faults between the golf and T-Roc. we have had the car for 15 months and have had the 1st year kangaroo since we got it. At first it drove us mad but you find various ways to overcome it, but the best way I have found is to not press the accelerator at all when pulling away in 1st gear. just lift the clutch and let the torque take over and as many of you state there is some sort of anti-stall going on, when clutch is up accelerate away as normal, it feels weird doing it at first but you do get used to it. It is a cracking engine when it loosens up and this is an unfortunate glitch that is part of it.


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Re: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

Post by Levy » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:56 am

Hello. I'm not an engine expert so I have some questions. Can pulling away in 1st without pressing the accelerator harm the clutch or the engine. I'm also experiencing occasional kangaroo and noticed, as mentioned above, when pulling away just lifting the clutch without pressing the accelerator the kangaroo is eliminated.
Is that method harmful for the car or any part of it?
Thank you
T-Roc 1.5, 150 PS, manual
Pure White
Sport (a.k.a. SEL) with Sports pack and Park Pilot

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Re: - 1st gear kangaroo

Post by Ang01 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:37 am

I have had this issue and also the car speeding up on its own when cold . After raising the issue with VW they have now said there is a fault but they have no fix at present but working on it. The speeding up is a concern as it is unpredictable to when it happens.

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