Question about 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Try the spare key fob and then a fresh battery in the fob.
many auto parts stores will test and change the remote for you too.
Posted on Dec 28, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your lock actuator engages (you can hear the sound it makes) with the remote/electric button on the door, but the trunk doesn't open then the problem is likely a broken plastic arm that the electric assembly pushes. You can see it if you unscrew the inside cover from the trunk lid and try the remote. I started having the same issue with VW Jetta 2002 GLS that was rear-ended 8 months ago. My guess is the cracked plastic finally gave out in the cold weather.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
SOURCE: vw passat 1.9tdi
the water in the footwell can make the wiring rotten check under the tape for any corrosion,i have changed a couple of units that have blown due to the water but it is a common fault
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
most likely cause is latch cover plastic has broken and got lodged in the latch mechanism. now the fun part, fold down back seat , slide into trunk with a phillips screwdriver a flashlight and a large strait blade screwdriver, once in trunk remove trunk cover, then with strait blade unlatch the trunk. once lid is open remove latch and take out broken plastic to free up latch and reinstall then retest before closing trunk.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: 99 passat doors don't lock right
Fixed it! Four broken wires which had corroded through because of water getting in. Reconnected with suitable wires = all works again! The wires are near the control unit under the LH floor. You will see tell-tale blue corrosion from copper wires seaping through the insulation tape.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
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