Touareg: 2015 V6 TDI
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Oregon USA
Second Vehicle: VW 2
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1. Neighbor's cat - Standard striped tabby variety. I had the fob in my pocket and noticed the cat walk past, around the rear of the vehicle and guess what, up goes the hatch!
2. Shadows - Sunny day, super hard shadows. Fob in my pocket I walked around the rear of the car, casting a shadow under the bumper but not close enough that my foot was under the bumper. Again, up goes the hatch!
3. Wet pavement reflections - Washing car with high pressure wand from car wash, spraying the rear of the car - boom, up goes the hatch! No idea how.. Happened again while hand washing at home! This time I created a shadow in the sun reflection off the pavement and activated it.
In addition to these strange and unexplainable experiences, on two different occasions I came out to the vehicle in the morning only to find the hatch wide open! One of those times it poured rain all night. Luckily nothing was wet or stolen. Could I have somehow unknowingly activated the liftgate from the fob being in my pocket? Perhaps, but all of these strange occasions lead me to believe there is some kind of sensor malfunction. Not to mention the fact that the thing only works the way it is supposed about 30% of the time.
I have been meaning to deactivate this feature for quite some time but just haven't gotten around to it.