Top Tools to Remove Speed Limiter on VW

Most vehicles leave the factory with a speed limit in place. For example, most new Volkswagen’s have a speed limit of 155mph.  Is there a way to remove the speed limiter on VAG cars? Yes.

Using dealer level equipment this will be carried out to factory standards.



Please note that it is illegal to remove the speed limiter on goods vehicles with a maximum laden weight of more than 3.5 tonnes. This applies to all commercial vehicles. These vehicles have a speed limiter to reduce accidents.



Top Tools for VW Speed Limiter Vmax Removal: 

Option 1: ECUsafe Program

ECU SAFE 2.0.0 decoding software tool that allows you to disable DPF remove / AdBlue remove / EGR remove / Speed limit remove from vehicles ECU. VW is included.

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ECUsafe protects program in ECU against being read with all OBD flashers or programmers including:

– CMDflash
– Optican
– Byteshooter
– Alientech KESS, KESS2
– Galetto
– KWP2000
– Dimsport Genius
– Heron Katana Flash
– all other OBD K-line or CAN flashers – original and clones.


Following VAG modules can be done:

ES1 – VAG EDC17 CP14 (2.0 TDI CR 143 HP, 2.0 TDI CR 170 HP, 3.0 CR)
All new Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda & Seat with TDI common rail engines (all types, all versions).
Most popular engines: 2.0 TDI 143 HP, 170 HP, 3.0 TDI 240 HP.

ES2 – VAG EDC16 CP34 (2.5 TDI CR, 2.7 TDI CR, 3.0 TDI CR)
All Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda & Seat with TDI common rail engines based on EDC16 ECU.
Most popular engines: Audi/VW Touareg 3.0 TDI, Audi 2.7 TDI 180 HP, VW Crafter.

ES3 – VAG EDC16 U1/U31 (1.4 TDI, 1.9 TDI, 2.0 TDI, 2.5 TDI, 5.0 TDI)
All Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda & Seat pump injectors (unit injectors) engines.
Most popular engines: 1.9 TDI 105 HP, 115 HP, 130 HP, 2.0 TDI 140 HP, 136 HP, 5.0 TDI 313 HP, 2.5 TDI R5 (all power versions including 102 HP, 130 HP, 174 HP)

ES4 – VAG MED9.1, MED9.5, ME7 (1.6 FSI, 2.0 FSI, 2.0 TFSI, 4.2 FSI)
All Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda & Seat TFSI engines and FSI engines with MED9.x ECU.
Most popular engines: 2.0 TFSI 200 HP, 230 HP, 170 HP, 240 HP, 265 HP, 2.0 FSI 150 HP, 1.6 FSI, 4.2 FSI (including Porsche Cayenne). Includes ME7 protection (1.8T, 1.8, 2.0)



Option 2: Autel MaxiIM IM608

Similar procedure can be applied to Autel MaxiSys series scanners

Model example:

2016 vw t6 with the delphi dcm6.2 ecu

It has the speed restricted to 112mph.

Operation Guide:

Connect IM608 with vehicle

Go to VolkswagenCV menu-Control unit-01 Engine Control Module 1-

Initializing diagnostic system


Select Security access (login)


Choose security code to login


Login success


Now select Adaptation function
System data loading


Select Individually adjustable maximum speed limit


The current speed is restricted to 112 km/h
Press Setting button


Set the maximum limitation to 300 km/h, press OK


Set OK


Autel IM608 disabled VW T6 speed limited success


Option 3: VW Speed Limiter Removal via VCDS

As per the documentation prompt within VCDS reported the customer speed limiter can be reset with a login code (login/coding II)

Once reset, the customer speed limit shows 250 kph in channel 14 which may be the same Vmax (by law – shown in channel 7).

VCDS on engine/login 12233 …. adaptation/18…and write new value for limit

  • On some EDC-15 ECUs, this channel has a non-zero value in it like 190.
  • Yes, that’s the “speed limiter”.   Don’t mess with it! 
  • It can only be adjusted downward, and it’s one-way!   You cannot increase the value, and if you decrease it, you’re stuck with it.
  • So unless you want to permanently decrease your car’s top speed, Don’t mess with it!