Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Doors won't lock using clicker
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problem
Average Mileage: 79,968 mi (17,000 mi - 270,000 mi)
I had the same problem with my 09 Jetta this morning. When I used the remort to lock the doors, it did not beep the horn. When I opened the driver's side rear door, the car alarm went off. I tried opening and closing the door several times to see if it was not shutting fully, but the problem persisted. I then cleaned off the metal door catch and tried it again, this time all doors locked and the horn beeped. I don't know if this was the problem, or if it was just a coincidence. Maybe there is a sensor in the latch that wasn't working because if dirt.
Visitor, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 44,500 mi
Rear drivers door wont lock with remote. Started today and after searching it found it to be common problem. called dealer and part is $185.
Rear door drivers-side. When using Keyless entry doors won't lock. The door above is culprit. All others lock. A short alarm sounds when all doors are locked. Presently no alarm sounds. Any suggestions for a fix. By the way I did use my second clicker which is brand new. Therefore battery is new.
Visitor, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 60,000 mi
had the same problem, pull the rubber plug above the door latching mechanism, lubricate the plunger and free it up using a srewdriver or small round rod, by moving the plunger back and forth. I did this for all the doors and have had no more problems
One year ago from this writing, I advised the VW Dealer "Quirk" in Manchester NH of this. They made it seem as if it never happened before to anyone, and that they had never seen nor heard of the problem. But they said they would look into the problem and get back to me. Every time I went in for an oil change, it was the same thing over and over. Always seemed to be news to them and they would look into it.
Now, realized that in a 2010 Jetta, electronic locking is the ONLY method of locking. Thus, my driver's-side rear door was always vulnerable. I also had and have two young children, so the issue of locking is rather vital. When I ordered them to fix the thing regardless, I was quoted "over $500 in parts alone."
So what would be a clear Consumer Fraud and Safety issue in any Federal District Court, as well as a Products Liability civil matter would first require that I be damaged, and that would mean some injury or serious jeopardy to my kids. Not gonna happen, and the VW attorney's know that.
Its VERY slimy of VW. Its old-school slime from the 1970s, and its going to cost THIS VW dealer many bad reviews and warnings to avoid. The drivers door is now doing the same thing, and I've had it. A sign goes on my car tomorrow to avoid Quirk Motors.
Visitor, 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 69,000 mi
Driver side rear passenger door will not lock at all.
Visitor, 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 45,000 mi
Driver's side door lock inside the car suddenly stopped working. If you press the button, nothing happens. I also found out that when I use the clicker to lock the car, it wasn't actually locked. The door opened and set off the alarm. Looks like I will have to stick to using the key until I can take it in for repairs (quoted at $300).
Visitor, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 65,000 mi
Rear door does not lock with remote or when car gets to a certain speed, thus causing the locks to activate and keep clicking every time I start moving. Spoke to ve customer care and they told me pretty much too bad you are over the warranty period
Visitor, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 61,000 mi
same issue with rear doors not locking anymore and the windows don't open/close I have to open/close them using front door buttons
Visitor, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 60,000 mi
On my 2007 VW Jetta, the drivers side door lock stopped working with the clicker. Will only lock using the key.