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  1. General Maintenance & Repair
    Hi, I hope I can explain my issues succinctly. I live in the Middle East and I’ve got an ‘09 V6. On Friday, I took my dogs out and left them in the car (with engine running and a/c on). I then remotely locked the car as always. When I came back the car was unlocked and the tailgate wouldn’t...
  2. General Maintenance & Repair
    Aloha form Hawaii! I own a 2008 V6 Treg with about 110K miles. About 30k miles ago the amber colored ESP Traction control light came on. When I've been at the VW Dealer for service they've mentioned something about the traction control sensor in the steering column needs to be replaced. I...
  3. General Maintenance & Repair
    I have a 2003 Touareg V6 Petrol 7L. Coming home from work the car would not start at the train station ( I drove it there in the morning). The doors unlocked and when the key was inserted the dash displayed the error message "IMMOBIL. ACTIVATED". I had the car towed to the local VW dealership...
  4. General Maintenance & Repair
    Dealer charged me $111.25 USD. My spare key would lock the door but would set off the immobilizer if I tried to start my '05 with it. I hadn't used the spare key in years, in fact it took me few days to even find it. I set out to look for it after searching this forum for other matters and read...
  5. General Maintenance & Repair
    Hey all, I've been on this forum since I first bought my 2004 V6 new nine years ago. The car has been both a nightmare and a dream, but it's pulled a fast one on me now. The message I am getting in the MFI is exactly as shown in the subject line ("Immobil. Activated"). Obviously, this has to do...
  6. General Maintenance & Repair
    I hope someone can help, Steering column was stock we changed it with used one, We took the sensors from old one and installed to the new one still not working. No one seems to know how to fix it. One mechanic friend said on VWs you can't just change with used part you have to take it to the...
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