Q: Keyless ignition not working.

asked by on January 13, 2016

The keyless ignition is not working. The batteries were changed in both keys, but the problem persists.

Hello. This is a common problem on your car. It is so common that Volkswagen has a technical bulletin for this. The fix is replacing the Start Module. This is best left done to the dealer as it will need to also be reprogrammed once replaced.

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