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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Ignition Lock Problem

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I am having the SAME exact problem right now!
I called service at a local VW dealership and they are acting as if they have never heard of it - meanwhile this is the SECOND time it has happened to me. I removed the key from the ignition, less than 5 seconds later I tried to insert the key again into the ignition and it will not go in! The car seems to identify that that there is a key in there because it dings when the door is open (as if a key is actually in the ignition). I plan on unplugging the battery tomorrow to solve this ridiculous problem!

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I know this is a little late, but I just encountered the same problem with a 2005.5 jetta tdi. Went to put key in ignition and encountered a white plastic tumbler(?) blocking the keyhole. Car was parked, tires were straight and steering wheel was locked. Tried moving wheel up, down, left and right and also tried applying a small amount of oil thinking something was just stuck. Did what I could and finally called VW roadside assistance. Local dealer took a look this afternoon and notified me that the ignition switch is faulty and they have to order a new one from Germany which will take 2 weeks to arrive. Plus side, the part and labor will be covered under CPO warranty, but of course, the warranty doesn't cover a rental car for the two weeks this one will be out of commission.

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  • TeeTeeC Dec 06, 2010

    Same thing here with 2007 Jetta. Fri night my remote would not unlock the car so I used the actual key in the door. The key would not go in the ignition. It was completely locked up..My husband came and tried his key and it would not go in either. His remote would not work at first

  • wahlibra Dec 07, 2010

    I am having the same issue with my 2006 Jetta. If you hit the key into the ignition with the back of your hand the key will go into the the ignition. This problem has become a nuisance and I will eventually have to pay to get it fix. If this is a common issue and it appears to be VW should do a recall.

  • fcarter213 Dec 22, 2010

    This issue just started for me yesterday night @ 8 in my 2006 jetta. I turned off my car went in the building to get my daughter all of about 5 minutes, came back to the car to start it up and the key would not insert. A mechanic happen to be in arms reach and he got it to go in. I made sure that my car was in park and everything before he came over. Then once I got home and turned the car off I pulled out the key and the wheel turned and locked on its own like a ghost was pulling on it. I just had my ignition swith replaced about 4 months ago. So if that ignition switches are the prolem then there does need to be a recall. I do not have the funds to replace this part. I need my car to drive 100 miles a day to get ack and forth to work. :(

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I would try that or try moving wheel left to right and if there is a steering wheel tilt move it up down all without key in ignition then try again

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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    marjfrisbee Jun 24, 2014

    this one worked for me when I got my ignition locked.

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    marjfrisbee Jun 24, 2014

    thanks!!

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My 2005 jetta turn on n runs good but my car is stuck on park what should I do??

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