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    Thread: Steering column lock recall.

    1. Member thenew3's Avatar
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      02-19-2011 08:23 PM #36
      Just got the wife's car back, originally estimated at 4 to 5 hours for the recall, ended up taking them 9 hours to get it done.

      Now I just have to find time to bring my car in for the same thing.
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      02-19-2011 09:19 PM #37
      Sounds like someone either tried to start the car before programming the new module thus killing the lock module requring putting a new one in or they screwed up the clock spring. Brainfarts happen sometimes.

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      02-20-2011 01:09 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by thenew3 View Post
      Just got the wife's car back, originally estimated at 4 to 5 hours for the recall, ended up taking them 9 hours to get it done.
      They must be retarded if it takes 9 hours to do that recall since it only pays 1.80 hours
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      02-21-2011 06:30 AM #39
      Just go both letters for the recalls... now if I could just get the cam follower recall letter then I would be a happy camper.

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      02-21-2011 07:35 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by bobawy View Post
      got mine today too.
      now to find out how to get reimbursed for my extended warranty's deductible.
      Let me know how this works out for you, I'm in the same boat. I'll take a service credit or whatever, but I originally took my complaint to VoA that this should be a recall and that I wasn't happy about paying for it. Then Friday I receive the recall in the mail...about time VW fesses up to poor engineering.

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      02-21-2011 09:10 AM #41
      make sure you have all your keys, they all have to be reprogramed, you should have gotten a card with your recall for Reimbursement, just show were you paid for the service out of pocket, the dealer that did the work can reprint the work orders if you need that. It should only take about an hour to two for the work to be done, then your on your way. They did the recall because the error was kicking the immobilizer on and the cars were dead on site, vw had no choice, law suites were coming in from customers who where just left in the middle of nowhere. Good luck, keep all your work orders.

      They gave me a new jetta to drive while i was waiting. the complete loss of power and lack of ggrrrr really made me miss my car while it was in the shop, no turbo equals no fun...

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      02-21-2011 06:25 PM #42
      As previously posted by others here.... MAKE SURE YOU BRING BOTH KEYS!!! The service guy looked at me and said I would have to go back home and get my other key. Thanks to this forum, I read that I would have to bring BOTH keys and it saved me a trip.

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      02-21-2011 07:04 PM #43
      umm you don't need both keys! your dealers prolly dont know the correct way of coding the module. time it takes to replace it also really depends on the techs skill, usually takes me 45min to do one.

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      02-21-2011 08:25 PM #44
      took my car in today, both recalls were completed in about 2.5 hours. I talked with them about it, and they don't need to recode the keys. I took both in and they didn't require them. I tested them and both keys worked when I left.

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      02-21-2011 08:27 PM #45
      Got my letter last week...a week after getting it fixed for free with no warranty. They knew it was coming. Too bad the passat is now gone.....bye bye problems.

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      02-21-2011 10:51 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by laloggia View Post
      Got my letter last week...a week after getting it fixed for free with no warranty. They knew it was coming. Too bad the passat is now gone.....bye bye problems.
      09/10 CC were still involved in this recall. LOL

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      02-22-2011 01:25 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by briankstan View Post
      took my car in today, both recalls were completed in about 2.5 hours. I talked with them about it, and they don't need to recode the keys. I took both in and they didn't require them. I tested them and both keys worked when I left.
      anyone from UK has done this ??? Ive been to vw dealer and they checked by my vin, nothing for me . I know definetely my car should be there. Its early model 2006. And airbags and steering lock hasn't been done yet. I can see only members from US got it done! Sounds funny: german car- but best service over the ocean! lol

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      02-22-2011 04:29 PM #48
      Great news for me. I got the letters in the mail for both the air bag and steering column lock. It's funny how my VIN# says no recalls pending on the website. My car is a very early model 2006. I purchased it in sept of 05. Maybe I should buy a new key since I lost my extra couple of years back. I wonder if they would charge me extra?
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      02-23-2011 07:33 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by BoBa524 View Post
      umm you don't need both keys! your dealers prolly dont know the correct way of coding the module. time it takes to replace it also really depends on the techs skill, usually takes me 45min to do one.
      Yeah what he says, you don't need both keys now. Before we had to replace the comfort control module and run through a huge list of coding that took a lot of time. I've found a way to do it fater than 45 mins
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      02-23-2011 11:34 AM #50
      Will be taking mine in next week for her oil change, airbag, column, and will see if they will do the tranny as well. Have not experienced issues yet, but better safe than sorry. Car has 40k. There is also a list of other stuff too like the back window doesn't like to roll up/down in the cold, and the pass seat sounds like gears grinding when there is weight on it and you try to adjust it forward/backwards. Gotta love VWs

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      02-23-2011 12:21 PM #51
      Got mine done yesterday, both the steering column lock and airbag. Ironically I received my letter from VWoA yesterday when I got home. Also found out that my car has a reputation with my dealership after it's stint there for it's oil pump bolt... the service rep made a crack that the tech who previously worked it probably wasn't going to jump at the chance to work on it again.

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      02-24-2011 11:45 AM #52
      Got the recall paperwork yesterday... Many people have dropped $1200-1500 on the repair, so they are getting paid now! Thats one reason why I love VW, they try and take care of their customers!

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      02-24-2011 11:57 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by RBSHADY View Post
      Got the recall paperwork yesterday... Many people have dropped $1200-1500 on the repair, so they are getting paid now! Thats one reason why I love VW, they try and take care of their customers!

      Whoah whoah... I wouldn't go that far....

      VW still denies there is any catastrophic issue with early 3.6s and it's widespread. Some people have even happen to both of their 3.6 cars they've owned.

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      02-24-2011 12:02 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by RBSHADY View Post
      Thats one reason why I love VW, they try and take care of their customers!
      Hey, let's not get carried away now.
      I got my appointment locked in for Friday. Air bag harness, Steering column and valve body!

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      02-26-2011 10:33 PM #55
      thanks VW for finally recalling the steering column lock and the airbag (both fixed loooong ago).
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      02-27-2011 03:41 AM #56
      Just got my letters a few days ago. Appointment set up for Friday. I've been doing the "gently insert the key fob ever so slowly into your ignition instead of jackhammering the **** out of it like a pornstar" keyfob insertion and its been working like a charm. Time to go back to the old way of doing it so that I can get it to replicate more often.

      Worked out perfectly for me since I have a wedding to go to in Chicago and I'll be gone all weekend. They can have the car! w00t sauce!

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      02-27-2011 09:32 PM #57
      Just got both of my recalls done yesterday..the vin only showed the steering lock recall but the dealer said it need the airbag sensors as well..they did both in a day. They did also ask for both key..and they offered a free wash and detail while there. Not to shabby..

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      02-27-2011 11:51 PM #58
      Do they need to replicate the error or do they just straight up take care of it?

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      02-28-2011 06:04 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by DJBeanPole View Post
      Do they need to replicate the error or do they just straight up take care of it?
      Straight up take care of it


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      03-02-2011 06:31 PM #60
      Have an 08 4motion sedan. No issues with the column but saw the recall here and had it done today during the 30k service. They needed both keys -- brought them in thanks to this place -- and all is well. Steering wheel sits idle in a slightly different position now, for what it's worth, but no biggie. (Love this car!)

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      03-02-2011 10:10 PM #61
      got mine done on Friday plus 4 free Wizards tickets

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      03-08-2011 08:41 PM #62
      Took care of it this Saturday. Got a free carwash. Haven't really noticed a change, but feel better about doing it.

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      03-15-2011 11:30 PM #63
      Damn I just got the steering column recall done 2 weeks ago and today the dreaded steering column defective! VIsit workshop showed up again. WTF!!!

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      03-15-2011 11:39 PM #64
      Battery died on ours two weeks ago, it got towed into stealer and they advised me they also took care of steering column lock.

      I never drove the car (wife's) till last week and steering wheel is 10-20 degrees off of BDC when driving straight! Called and have care booked in for tomorrow AM to have steering wheel centred.

      Now, mine is a late 2010 (don't have the vin as I write this) would it be subject to airbag recall too?

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      03-16-2011 09:58 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by CorradoG602 View Post
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      03-16-2011 11:40 PM #66
      Dropped off my '07 Passat this morning @ 0750 for the 40K mile check up and for the recall steering column lock.
      Got a rental from Enterprise since the maintenance would take up to 9 hours.
      Returned @ 1845 and got my car with a $600+ bill for the 40K check up, the recall was completed, VW paid for the rental and they didn't have to recode either one of my key fobs. No difference so far.
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      03-16-2011 11:50 PM #67
      Im sorry, you paid $600 for a 40k service!?!?

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      03-16-2011 11:53 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by JUKE179r View Post
      Dropped off my '07 Passat this morning @ 0750 for the 40K mile check up and for the recall steering column lock.
      Got a rental from Enterprise since the maintenance would take up to 9 hours.
      Returned @ 1845 and got my car with a $600+ bill for the 40K check up, the recall was completed, VW paid for the rental and they didn't have to recode either one of my key fobs. No difference so far.

      WTF???!!! Did they install a gold plated steering column as part of the 40K service????

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      03-17-2011 04:11 PM #70
      I had this done under warranty about 1 year ago. The dealer wants to do it again. It goes in Monday.

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