I have a 2000 VW Jetta VR6 that generally is a blast to drive but sucks alot of gas & has persistent, annoying problems. I've had it for 1 year & I've had just about enough of this car. Sometimes I feel like my car is posessed like Stephen King's Christine. :evil:
I've had persistent problems with the anti-theft system randomly setting the alarm off for no apparent reason. I've had the keys replaced & reprogrammed (very expensive btw). And now, this past week it rained like hell here for several days. It started fine in the morning when I went to work but when I went back out at lunch the damn anti-theft system (electronic immobilizer as it says in the owner's manual) had activated & would not let me start the car. :angry:
I think that there is a short somewhere that when it gets wet or damp causes the alarm to activate. This is the 3rd time this has happened & quite frankly I'm fed up with this damn car. It's still sitting there & I am stuck with no wheels until I can get this fixed. :angry:
My dealership in Seattle told me that I have a malfunctioning door latch or trunk latch mechanism & that a VW dealer service shop must work on the car so they can connect it to their diagnostic & download an unlock code from VW HQ.
The idiot(s) at VW that decided on this design & functionality should be publically flogged & humiliated but, being Germans, they might actually like it. :evil:
Problem for me is that I am currently working a contract job in Marshall, MN & the closest VW dealers are each over 80 miles away; 1 in Sioux Falls, SD & 1 in Mankato, MN. So, now I'm faced with not only the yet unknown repair costs but also the enormous towing bill. :angry:
Sorry for the length but I'm sure that you can tell I'm pissed at VW for making such a stupid design error. :yap:
Anyone out there know any tricks or workarounds so I can get my car operational & drivable?
What about any downloadable computer programs that I can run from my laptop while connected to the car?
Modified by NRGZRBNNY at 3:28 PM 10-15-2005