Question about 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
I recently had the problem with the immobilizer after mo 03 jetta battery had died after speaking with the dealer they said i would have to tow it to them. yeah a 160 miles after reading several blogs i put the battery charger back on put the key in the ignition and turned it to the on position and left it for @ 20 minutes when i returned the immobilizer light was out i then cycled the key off and back on the light came on then went out as it should then proceeded to crank the engine over and it fired without problems and seems to be fin now......curse greedy dealers
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
The immobilizer isn't recognizing your key. You need to reprogram your keys to your car. Unless you know the SKC and know someone with VAG-COM you are going to have to go to the dealer.
Did you try all the different keys you have for the car? If you are lucky only one key is bad and you can drive to the dealer and get the bad key reprogrammed or buy a new key and have them program it to you car. Otherwise, you are going to have to get towed.
If it is just one key, make sure you bring all the keys to the dealer so they can do the reprogramming correctly.
Was any work being done on your car to cause this?
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
2004 jetta problem after i tool the battery off and i took the ecu off and i put them back and the car starts and dies after it start
Posted on May 15, 2011
So jus wanted to comment on a solution that worked for my case and may help others like it. I decided to change the battery on my girls key for her 01 vw jetta next thing I know she can't start her car after trying everything I notice the immobilizer sign was on I did some digging and realise that the key was the issue. I did not put back the transponder. But even after I did it still didnt work. I looked up this issue and at first I thought I needed to re program the key . To do this I needed a second key which we did not have. Then I read about recharging the battery here . Unfortunately I did not have a charger. So what I did is I left the key as on connected jumper cables to my car and left my car on for 20 mins. I came back I tried again to start up her car and it worked the light was gone. No need for a 2nd key or battery charger. Again this worked for me may or may not worked for you but if it does it beats money spend at the dealer best of luck.
Posted on Dec 28, 2012
Runs with key but not with remote transponder worked fine until itook the battery out to replace it 2001 jetta
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Electronic immobilizer light comes on,car wont start,remote wont work,i replaced the battery,and it still does it
Posted on Oct 18, 2010
Try leaving the ignition on for 15 minutes
Posted on Feb 27, 2019
Try hooking up a battery charger and turning the key to the on position and leaving it for 20 minutes. The immobilizer light should turn off. If not just wait longer. It could take an hour.
Posted on Feb 14, 2019
Check the dash connections and faults in the dash ecu.
Posted on Jul 18, 2018
SOURCE: electronic immobilizer
most likely cause is the gauge cluster, this will have to be tested and service by your local dealership because the dash cluster and keys have to be coded. I have seen the immobilizer loose it's coding for apearantly no reason. therefore have them recode cluster and see if problem goes away, if it doesn't the gauge cluster will have to be replaced.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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