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Don't think it's related to the software issues, but left work Friday and keyfob wouldn't unlock car. Used the mechanical key to unlock and get in(alarm went off for about 5 seconds!), thought it was just a duff keyfob battery problem. Changed battery and it still wouldn't lock/unlock, tried spare key and that worked fine so assumed fob was faulty. However spare key is only working intermittently now as well (Sunday). Car booked in monday to be looked at. 馃槥
 

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Don't think it's related to the software issues, but left work Friday and keyfob wouldn't unlock car. Used the mechanical key to unlock and get in(alarm went off for about 5 seconds!), thought it was just a duff keyfob battery problem. Changed battery and it still wouldn't lock/unlock, tried spare key and that worked fine so assumed fob was faulty. However spare key is only working intermittently now as well (Sunday). Car booked in monday to be looked at. 馃槥
Hi Steve. Did you get this sorted? I鈥檝e been having the same problems with my GTE.
VW can鈥檛 find the problem. I鈥檝e had 3 replacement keys, numerous batteries and am still getting the issue. They insist there is nothing wrong with my car
 

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Hi Steve. Did you get this sorted? I鈥檝e been having the same problems with my GTE.
VW can鈥檛 find the problem. I鈥檝e had 3 replacement keys, numerous batteries and am still getting the issue. They insist there is nothing wrong with my car
Yes, they recoded keys and it's not happened since.馃 Sorry, not much help in your situation.
 

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I've just had this happen to me for the second time, first time I swapped to using my spare key and replaced the battery in my original key.

Looks like it's doing it again, walk up to the car clicking the unlock button and nothing, was opening when the fob was right against the window abday or so back but even that seems to have stopped that now.

Touching the door handle allows me to open the car still.

Locks from a distance just fine.

Bit baffled really.
 

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On my original 1st Edition I had problems with the keyless locking which became intermittent, and when pressing the buttons on the keys I had to be close to the car. I've got an RF spectrum analyser at work so could see that the keys were transmitting. My dealership changed the keyless locking controller unit and normal operation was restored.
 

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On my original 1st Edition I had problems with the keyless locking which became intermittent, and when pressing the buttons on the keys I had to be close to the car. I've got an RF spectrum analyser at work so could see that the keys were transmitting. My dealership changed the keyless locking controller unit and normal operation was restored.
Thanks, dealer it is then.

Strange the swap to my other key solved it for so long.
 
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