Poll

What version of software is your car running?

1664
4 (10.8%)
1666
16 (43.2%)
1668
4 (10.8%)
1788
8 (21.6%)
Something else
5 (13.5%)

Total Members Voted: 37

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #200 on: 24 May 2021, 19:01 »
An hour to just get on and do a software update.... blimey.

Think thats a new record.... not "leave it with us for a few days" and "we haven't managed to reproduce the problem" and privately "unless we can persuade VW, they won't let us install any software".

Maybe VW have finally given up being d1cks.
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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #201 on: 24 May 2021, 19:41 »
An hour to just get on and do a software update.... blimey.

Think thats a new record.... not "leave it with us for a few days" and "we haven't managed to reproduce the problem" and privately "unless we can persuade VW, they won't let us install any software".

Maybe VW have finally given up being d1cks.

To be fair to my dealer's, they have never been difficult about doing warranty work. My previous GTI needed its software updated from v1664 to v1668 and, after reading on here about others getting fobbed off, I asked my Service Manager if he needed to obtain clearance from VW. He seemed surprised at my question and was emphatic that, as a main dealer, they had no need to seek authority from VW for this type of work. I suspect others on here have been told some porkies. But I, too, was surprised this particular update only took one hour because the previous one took 5 hours, and was done overnight.
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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #202 on: 04 June 2021, 11:31 »
My GTI has been in this week, updated from 1666 to 1668.

Bluetooth/phone disconnecting issue is still there, actually worse now. (every 1 in 5 journeys, last time 1 in 7-8)
Climate sync memory still only 2mins (so resets every journey) still no navigation in drivers cluster/aid but then this is not going to activate looking at the table posted on previous page.


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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #203 on: 04 June 2021, 11:37 »
Oh good - I've just booked mine in for a swathe of issues (I'd been saving them up for one hit).... bluetooth is one of them. I did imagine (foolishly) that going from 1666 to 1668 might be the answer and I suspect they will upgrade it as I've got yet more infotainment niggles.
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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #204 on: 04 June 2021, 11:50 »
I thought going to 1668 would fix the bluetooth issue, apparantly not.

My navigation is also very laggy and every postcode I've input the result just comes up as 'offroad'.

It never comes up or shows the road name. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong but used the nav in my 7 & 7.5 without any issues, just sometime it would try and take you off a motorway then back on? (always did this on the M6 toll northbound for some reason)  :grin:

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #205 on: 04 June 2021, 11:55 »
I don't think 1668 is anything like a totally fixed version of the software for the B version hardware.

There is rumour of a new release "soon" but who knows.

What I do know is that VW having to support multiple hardware platforms is only going to make them give up sooner or later as its too costly....

Just hoping thats not before they get at least to a point where basic functionality is sorted.
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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #206 on: 04 June 2021, 12:14 »
Is version 1803 the most recent and hopefully the most sorted update?

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #207 on: 04 June 2021, 12:39 »
Is version 1803 the most recent and hopefully the most sorted update?

Yes, but only if you have the D hardware.... if you have B its 1668.
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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #208 on: 05 June 2021, 10:34 »
Thanks Fred

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Re: Mk8 software version poll
« Reply #209 on: 05 June 2021, 13:44 »
So is this only suitable for 1668? Sorry if I’m being thick but I want to be prepared when I go to the dealers