Oceanside Auto Repair

Why does my VW lock itself?

Why does my VW lock itself?

Volkswagen developed a keyless way of entering your vehicle. This is called KESSY electronic locking and starting system. It provides convenient and secure access for Volkswagen owners. But does it really provide convenience to the owners?

Many owners have complained about this feature and considers it a hassle. As soon as you get out of the car, the car doors lock itself automatically and you have to unlock it again so you can get the groceries or luggage inside your Volkswagen.

In accordance with the Volkswagen manual, if one of the following situations occurs, the car locks itself again after roughly 45 seconds:

  • The vehicle was unlocked but not opened.
  • The ignition was not switched on.
  • The boot lid was not opened.
  • The vehicle was unlocked by means of the lock cylinder.
  • The vehicle was locked with the control button in the vehicle interior.

Volkswagen has another feature that the doors will automatically lock after the car has been started and is moving over 5 mph. Until an inside door handle is pulled twice, the ignition is turned off, and the key is removed, the doors are locked.

Whether you find this feature a hassle or convenience, we can help you set up the auto door lock and unlocking system in your VW. We can also help in disabling this feature. Our dedicated VW specialists at Oceanside Motorsports are well-known for their on-point expertise in handling VW cars. Some of our services include oil change, steering and suspension, transmission repair and tune-ups. We have continuously trained technicians and offer lifetime warranty on most repairs. With our Time Saver Service, we can get your car and deliver it to your doorstep once fixed. We can even help arrange towing if needed. You can also have our free loaner car while your car is serviced. You'll get used to expecting quick, simple, and dependable auto repairs from Oceanside Motorsports!


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