Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Report: Doors won't lock using clicker
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problem
Average Mileage: 45,566 mi (20,900 mi - 65,000 mi)
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.
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
door won't lock
Rear Door Locking Problems. No Solution yet. Remote will not lock the right rear passenger door. Also, the child lock cannot be disengaged on the left side passenger door causing you to reach inside to pull the door handle.
Visitor, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 65,000 mi
Alarm alert horn beep won't sound. The only way I get it to work is to open and close the rear right door. Then will all lock...hate.
Visitor, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 56,000 mi
Dealer (Summit VW) replaced faulty electronic ignition switch to restore identical lock problem as yours. This fixed the problem with the driver's side rear door, also fixed the sunroof from randomly opening(!).
In the process Dealer though, they supposedly also replaced door hardware but suspect this was NOT done. They also wanted to replace sunroof locking hardware(!) but I said NO. Recommend replacing electronic ignition switch (once they recommend it), but not the hardware and see if this fixes the problem. All told a $900 repair (including oil change) - very disappointing vehicle, considering it's only 2 years old.
If you hear an intermittent ticking sound from the dash, get the switch replaced before it's off warranty!!!