Originally Posted by Gustlock
Are any 2014 WK2 CRD owners having issues when taking off slowly. It seems to have a null spot just out of idle. When I push slowly down on the throttle nothing happens initially, then all of a sudden it gets a boot full, making taking off very erratic and not progressive.
Other than this issue and the cruise control fault it performs WELL.
It's the nature of the beast. Your probably used an underpowered Prado or Pajero.
I personally don't mind it. Reminds me of my 2stroke motorcross bike when I was a kid. Yeeha!
In our experience (7 months of ownership), it is only the 'nature of the beast' in the first few months. I'm not sure when it came right but in the first few months it had my husband cursing and swearing.
When they (ZF that is) talk about it being 'intelligent' and 'learning', I think ours has.
We no longer have the 'lag' followed by the huge acceleration at a particular T-intersection (stopped), turn right and then needing to accelerate up the incline leading into a steep S bend. The unexpected acceleration was also exacerbated by the gravel dropped on that corner by the mining trucks each day and the orange traction control indicator would appear on the EVIC to give you some idea of the acceleration speed.
It's hard to explain, but it was the perfect environment that had the transmission going... well not to my husband's expectation nor anyone else's possibly, hence the cursing and swearing and carry-on like a robber's dog.
However, as I said, it no longer happens and whilst one could argue that the drivers methods have changed, I don't think that's the case. It appears to have 'learnt' and is now smooth as smooth accelerating from a stop and heading up the hill. The mining trucks still drop their gravel of course, but the traction control indicator no longer appears.
This is just our experience though. The transmission gets a workout on that particular corner minimum twice a day every day, sometimes 4 times a day - plenty of time for it to 'learn' and it does appeared to have done so.