Originally Posted by maryswagon
First post for the 2011 SW. Love the car, but damn, 17,000 miles and the car went to immobilizer mode. Just pulled into the camp ground parking lot after 250 mile drive and the car went into immobilizer mode. Called VW and got the car towed to dealer. The car could not have failed at a better location, dealer only 6 miles away and they treated me well.
The dealer said that they have not run into this before. They pulled the battery wires, shorted them together, and recoded the car to the key I had on me at the time and the car started up. they kept the car overnight and started it more than 10 times and things went well. I am a chip designer and I fear that the immobilizer could be failing.
Has anyone else run into this problem? I worry that the car will immobilize again at any time. The car will go in for service in about 30 days and i will mention it to my local dealer. i am just spooked now.
Thanks for the info and answers in advance.
Not sure about your problem, however when you recode one key, you have to recode all of them, or the ones that were not, will not work.