VW TDI forum, Audi, Porsche, and Chevy Cruze Diesel forum banner

Hot Ignition Key

5038 Views 5 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  FLipped
Hi, I am very happy with my new 2010 Jetta Sportwagen TDI. Is it common that the key gets very hot in the ignition? When I pull the key out it is sometimes, not always, very hot. I put my finger on the key hole and it is really hot. Is this normal?
Thanks, Minnetrista
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Is it the key hole or the key that gets hot? Does the key hole smell like burning wire insulation?
Both the key hole and key get hot. I do not smell any electrical smell or insulation smell.
I would say no. Definitely bring it to the dealer. Why would the key hole get hot anyways unless there's an overheating wire in there?
I get this as well, but normally it's only noticeable when I have the electronics on without the engine on. My guess is the key actually completes a circuit for the wiring and the electricity going through it warms it up. Unless someone tells me better, I don't think it's a big deal.
I don't think the key should be completing a circuit...
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.