HELP! Car not starting /

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MotMot
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HELP! Car not starting /

Post by MotMot » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:42 am

Just got back to my car and it’s now working! Only drivers door opens & when I try and start all sorts of errors (lane assist, auto brakes etc..). Is there any sort of hard reset I can do?

Won’t go into drive or open / unlock boot/rear doors either. Entertainment and air on work.

MotMot
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Re: HELP! Car not starting /

Post by MotMot » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:43 am

Tried pressing start / stop button for 30 plus seconds and nothing.

MotMot
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Re: HELP! Car not starting /

Post by MotMot » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:48 am

Left it 5 min. Reopened and fine. Ffs

CarterHounslow
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Re: HELP! Car not starting /

Post by CarterHounslow » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:18 am

There seems to be random errors when it's hot outside, I've had quite a few now in the last month or so.

MotMot
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Re: HELP! Car not starting /

Post by MotMot » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:34 am

Compounded by being in crap reception - AA app had off loaded - etc etc. Faultless drive home. Even burned off a 1.4tsi golf at the lights.

Might be worth a pinned/sticky thread about what to do if your car won’t start/how to reset etc…

rufus1000
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Re: HELP! Car not starting /

Post by rufus1000 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:47 am

Mine just don’t go into drive or reverse. Lots of error messages. Now being recovered to VW garage. I hope it needs only a software update or patch.

MotMot
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Re: HELP! Car not starting /

Post by MotMot » Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:08 pm

I 'think' the lock it and walk away (so the key is out of range) wait a min then walk back and unlock trick worked. This (apparently) switches the car off and then back on again. Key proximity keeps in in some sort of standby. Well thats what some video I watched last night said...

Its been good as gold since then... 4m/kwh on a 100mile motorway trip today... likes the warm weather!

jhg
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Re: HELP! Car not starting /

Post by jhg » Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:27 pm

I had this issue three times in the first few weeks of ownership, then on the fourth occasion the lock/unlock technique didn't work and I had to call out VW Assist. The dealer subsequently replaced the screen and control unit that sits on the steering column. The problem hasn't recurred since, but it's less than 3 weeks since I've had the car back.

If I were you I would definitely keep a record of these incidents, take photos of any error messages that pop up, and at least inform the dealer even if you do not want the hassle of taking the car back to the workshop at this stage.

MotMot
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Re: HELP! Car not starting /

Post by MotMot » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:07 pm

Thanks jhg

beacon39
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Re: HELP! Car not starting /

Post by beacon39 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:23 pm

I have the same issue. Picked up the car a week past Friday and three days later it wouldn't start. After a few hours it started alright. Then the problem occurred yesterday morning , disappeared in the afternoon and re-occurred in the evening. It wouldn't start this morning again, did in the afternoon, didn't this evening. The car is booked in next Wed for check-up. Hope I can get it started! I'll let you know what they find, if anything.

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