Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen Rabbit faulty driver side door switch
Volkswagen Rabbit Problem
Model Year Affected: 2008
Average Mileage: 38,550 mi (3,000 mi - 74,100 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit, 74,100 mi
Drivers door lock "cycles" upon opening. It tries to lock and keeps doing so quickly for as few as 3 times, and as many it can it approx. 10/15 seconds. Closing the door stops it, usually. Unpredictable when this occurs, but it appears to do so more frequently as I get to 90,000 miles.
Additionally the rear hatch lock never seems to work correctly. It might open when you first press the door unlock (within 10 seconds), but it might not. It generally always relocks after less than 30 seconds. Pulling the switch on the drivers door always opens it, for at least 15 seconds, but it relocks itself. Then again, sometimes this does not happen. Sometimes just walking up to it with the key unlocks it. I never know when this will be unlocked, unless i activate it with the door switch.
driver side door switch began unlocking and locking by itself once the driver's door is open.
drivers door could not be reliable shut with the key in the car, as the door may or may not lock
itself. demontrond vw in houston texas denied complain and never addressed issue for the 3 year term
of the lease. avoid this dealership at all costs.