Last post on Dec 20, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Security System, Safety Technology, Sedan
#1 of 17 2012 Jetta Door Lock and Horn Beep
Sep 16, 2011 (12:58 pm)
Just bought a new Jetta and am very happy with it except for one thing: I cannot lock the #$#%$ doors without an accompanying annoying horn beep. In my Ford, I generally hit the door lock button on the door and then close the door and the car is locked with no fanfare. On the Jetta, the door lock button does not work when the door is open and I'm forced to use the remote which sucks as well.
Am I missing something? My salesman couldn't figure it out either.
#2 of 17 Re: 2012 Jetta Door Lock and Horn Beep [slashkv]
Sep 16, 2011 (4:42 pm)
On VWs - most of the beep events can be 'disabled' by your dealer using his computer. A "good" dealer will make these changes to suit your desires free of charge.
As for locking the door BEFORE closing - you are forgetting that you are not merely 'locking' your doors.... you are arming the alarm system and it is designed to NOT arm if any door, hood, trunk, hatch is detected as open.
Once armed, even if a window is broken to get in, the engine will not run because the alarm-system disables it.
Most vehicles that actually have security in mind will NOT lock before all doors are closed. This also makes CERTAIN you cannot lock the keys inside the vehicle. Why am I not surprised that a Ford is not secure?
#4 of 17 Re: 2012 Jetta Door Lock and Horn Beep [bpeebles]
Oct 02, 2011 (6:51 am)
When I bought my Jetta Sportwagen, the dealer disabled this feature without a computer. I had a problem with the electronic display and had to do a factory reset which activated the horn again. Now the dealer refuses to disable the feature again. Someone must know how to disable the horn without a computer.
#5 of 17 Re: 2012 Jetta Door Lock and Horn Beep [apopkavw]
Dec 08, 2011 (8:57 pm)
The Sportwagen and new Jetta Sedans have different Multi-Fuction Displays (MDF). On the JSW, you have the ability to change all sorts of things using the steering wheel MDF controls. The new Jetta has a much more limited MFD and doesnt allow user changes, this must be done either by a dealer or someone with the proper software that knows what they're doing. A dealer will typically charge you labor rates for doing such a thing, of course.
#6 of 17 2012 gli clutch adjustability?
Dec 20, 2012 (5:07 pm)
#7 of 17 2012 gli clutch adjustability?
Oct 01, 2011 (11:20 am)
Just had the opportunity to test drive a 2012 gli manual. The clutch pedal travel was quite a bit farther and the feel was quite a bit lighter than my previous vehicles. Would this sort of thing be adjustable to reduce the pedal travel and make it stiffer?
#8 of 17 Re: 2012 gli clutch adjustability? [snortner]
Oct 01, 2011 (5:35 pm)
This is a hydraulicy-actuated clutch. This means that virtually all of the friction is eliminated from the mechanical-system. The pedal-travel, 'weight' and feel are what they are.
In reality, if you drive it for a few weeks, you would not even think it to be an issue. I drive many manual vehicles, they are all different. Both the clutch and the feel of the shifter as it changes gears. I have learned to quickly become accustomed to the clutch on whatever vehicle I happen to be driving.
In fact, the 'feel' of the shifter on VW is considered to be world-class. Many other carmakers try to emulate it. (and have failed) Every time I get in my wifes VW, I am amazed how it 'snicks' into gear and shifts with just the right amount of feedback thru the shift-knob.
Compared to my wifes VW, my Subaru feels like it is 'squishing' into each gear.
#9 of 17 Re: 2012 gli clutch adjustability? [bpeebles]
Oct 02, 2011 (7:02 am)
I liked the shifter very much also.
Because of occasional knee problems the pedal travel is worrisome. With my current vehicle I'm able to handle the clutch with little or no knee bend when need be. With the gli the travel was too long to do this. I had to bend the knee.
I also drove the dsg auto and it was also very fun with the shift tabs on the steering wheel. Oh well, perhaps another (not so unpleasant) compromise to old age...
#10 of 17 Re: 2012 gli clutch adjustability? [snortner]
Dec 06, 2011 (5:07 pm)
I'm wondering what your overall experience is with the 2012 GLI so far.
Your likes, your dislikes (besides the clutch). How does it handle? Is the cabin quiet inside? Is the suspension tight? Does it ride hard? Does the inside "feel" cheap or is it well appointed? Do you get a donut or a full spare?
As you may or may not know, this car is made in Mexico as opposed to the other VW's models that are made in Germany or elsewhere. I'm just hoping the quality is up to par. Let me know how you like it. Also, do you drive the Autobahn version of the GLI or the regular model? Thanks!