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#5265 of 6655 Yet another issue-this time burning and stinking 2005 Jetta!
Aug 13, 2007 (11:38 am)
AHH! So it's me again. I posted in June regarding the cooling system going in my new style, 2005, 2.5 automatic jetta. Well, things haven't gotten better since I got this hump of metal back. On Saturday I was driving into town and all of the sudden the vehicle started to smell like burning rubber. The smell was very strong and coming thru the vents with force since I had my fan on high. So I turned the AC off and rolled down the windwos to see if the smell was maybe being pulled from a fire outside-it was not. I stopped at an intersection and a plume of black smoke came out from under the closed hood. I checked the temp and it was right dead center. It had spiked quickly once, but returned to normal and did not waiver. I drove it to the dealership (which was about 1 mintue away) and left it there as instructed. My husband went to the dealership today and was told that the service mngr looked at it after I dropped it off and could smell the smell, but has not been able to determine where it came from and everything looks normal. They cannot find any evidence of burned wires or a fire. They are going to take it out again this evening and first thing in the a.m., but they have no idea. HELP!!! I want out of this constant headache. I have gotten VW involved, but I don't think I am going to get very far.
#5266 of 6655 Re: Yet another issue-this time burning and stinking 2005 Jetta! [problemjetta]
Aug 13, 2007 (12:06 pm)
Oh it's me again. The original poster. I spoke to VW customer care this afternoon and they say there is nothing they can do for me b/c it's "running to manufacturer specifications" and that's all they can do under the terms of the warranty. I didn't realize that black smoke and a burning smell were manufacturers specs. That car has been in the shop no less than ten times!!!!!
#5267 of 6655 Re: Yet another issue-this time burning and stinking 2005 Jetta! [problemjetta]
Aug 13, 2007 (12:09 pm)
I am sorry to hear of your experiences. It seems the lemon law count down, should have stated many visits back.
#5268 of 6655 Re: Yet another issue-this time burning and stinking 2005 Jetta! [ruking1]
Aug 13, 2007 (3:30 pm)
Here is where my trouble lies...my state says it has to be a sever mechanical defect which occurred prior to 18k miles and has not been corrected. The first mechanical defect was with the gas gauge and they fixed that. All other defects occurred after 18k...I live in Maine. Does anyone have any experiences in this state they can help with?
#5269 of 6655 Power locking features suddenly disabled
Aug 13, 2007 (5:06 pm)
Somehow today I think I managed to disable some of the power door lock features on my 2001 Jetta. The switch on either of the front doors won't lock the doors any longer. Even though the unlock feature still works. Also the doors don't autolock any more when I accelerate past 10mph. The fob still locks/unlocks the doors and turns on the alarm as normal by remote or by sticking the key in the lock.
I was filling the tank this evening and I did the windows down feature using the key in the lock while the gas was pumping. When I got back in and started the engine the doors suddenly unlocked themselves and now it's in the state I described above. I don't remember pressing or toggling anything in particular.
I've experienced something similar before when the automatic down/up on the front windows switches stopped working. The dealer did some magic sequence of events with the key and the door lock to re-enable the functionality. So I'm thinking it's a similar 'config' or software setting and not a hardware fault.
Anyone familiar with this or know the procedure? And why on earth is none of this documented in the owners manual?
All help is appreciated. Thx.
#5270 of 6655 Re: Power locking features suddenly disabled [walkabout]
Aug 13, 2007 (5:21 pm)
The answer is (as usual)...VagCom
#5271 of 6655 Re: Power locking features suddenly disabled [bpeebles]
Aug 13, 2007 (6:12 pm)
I don't think anything is actually wrong with the car. The power switches will lock with the fob after all. So I'm unsure why you think a fault code reader would help. I think a setting has been inadvertently triggered by my unsuspecting sequence of actions with the key/lock/ignition. This is what I'm asking about.
#5272 of 6655 2002 Jetta Door Panel
Aug 14, 2007 (3:56 am)
Can anyone send a link on how to take apart a 2002 Jetta door panel? There's a loud rattle coming from the inside of my back door behind the driver's seat. It's definitely not the speaker. It sounds like something big is loose inside that door. Thanks.
#5273 of 6655 Re: Power locking features suddenly disabled [walkabout]
Aug 14, 2007 (5:06 pm)
You must be confused about what VagCom can do.
The VagCom is SOOOOO much more than a "fault reader" as you suggest. The VagCom also allows you to tweak, adjust, set, configure and alter the settings which are not available to the mortal VW owner.
Everything from the idle speed to the how the door locks react is all tweakable.
#5274 of 6655 Re: Power locking features suddenly disabled [bpeebles]
Aug 14, 2007 (6:46 pm)
Well fortunately the issue seems to have reset itself. I repeated the steps I thought I had done at the gas station with the key in the door lock etc. and it is operating normally now. Appreciate the tip though.