Cupra Born Pet Hates

Faults and Technical chat for the CUPRA Born
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Post by TheBornIDentity » Sat May 13, 2023 8:59 pm

Mine did a full on emergency stop for no real reason the other day. Was driving around a country lane and had to pull right over for an oncoming car (which activated the parking mode). The other car stopped to let me through and as I moved off the car erroneously decided I was going to hit the side of the road and the car stopped dead at about 4 mph. My passengers thought I’d crashed it was that hard.

It did a similar thing the next day just as I pulled away for some foliage!

I can understand it has to brake before you actually hit something but when it gets it wrong it’s very unnerving. I tended to steer to clear of the side of the road after that for fear of the car slamming on the brakes for no reason. I think in future I’ll be turning that particular safety feature off but unlike the mostly dangerous lane assist, it’s something I’d rather leave on for the times it isn’t wrong.

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Post by Bloodborn » Tue May 16, 2023 5:06 pm

Another one related to a few posts here about the left hand wiper set up; it means that you’re left with a dirty great smudge or rainy area about 4” wide down the right hand edge of the windscreen. I know I can just clean it though so it sometimes comes down to laziness on my part.

I hate that dead stop if the car thinks you’re too close to something. Like the passenger in the previous post, I thought I’d hit something I couldn’t see.

Yes, I appreciate the Taycan is a different level of car. We will most likely keep the Born for my wife, who also loves it 🙃


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Post by Ponk » Fri May 26, 2023 8:42 pm

Greefy67 wrote:
Fri May 12, 2023 9:45 am
I've had mine a month.
Just a few gripes.
Heated steering while, don't like it, don't want it. cant get it to stay off.
User profiles. Pointless, doesn't hold any of the settings between users.
Carplay, or forget it. rubbish stereo. Suprisingly good speakers for the pauper option though.
swipe touch screen.
lane assist you can't get rid off that activly wants to kill me.
reversing camera that doesn't want to switch off until I'm out of the estate.
It's comfy, kinda pretty. And not a finished product.
Glad it's on lease though so I don't have to keep it forever.
The wife on the other hand loves it and won't hear a word said against it. :D
With the latest software (for me at least)....

Heater steering wheel is remembering its setup, so it won't come on (even when cold outside temp).
Lane assist is 2 clicks, one on the top right favourite button, then select it off (1st you need to decide what your 4 favourites will be, my first one is lane assist, 2nd is autohold (I turn it on in city stop and start)
Cupra Born, V3 E-Boost, 77Kw, Silver, 20" Firestorm, Swiss Model

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