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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Doors won't lock using clicker

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012

Average Mileage: 72,222 mi (17,000 mi - 143,000 mi)

  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 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).

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  • Visitor, , 69,000 mi

    Driver side rear passenger door will not lock at all.

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  • Visitor, , 87,000 mi

    Two of the four doors won't lock most of the time.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Same problem originally right rear door fix while still under warrienty. Now the left rear door and sometimes the right rear again.
    I though it was just my dealer North Penn VW that was dumb, contacted Vw USA with same worthless result. Going to try and fix it myself, going car shopping in the spring ...pretty sure it will not be another VW even though I Loved the Jetta for the first four every time I click the remote I get pissed off. And as a previous post said it is a safety my case for my stuff more than people.

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    I just got this repaired today after 2 yrs of ignoring it. Passenger rear door.
    Total cost is about $125 (from memory, havne't paid invoice yet). It's a plastic switch in the door that broke, which I'm sure, if I had the knowledge, I coudl repair myself for about $50. Value of my time means that this repair is worth it.
    Also, there's apparently a lens that covers a hole on bottom of the door that was missing ($10) and that could allow water intrusion, so be sure to have that checked if you're getting this looked at.

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