Why doesn't key unlock or lock door?

Lynzonee
0

Asked by Jan 26, 2013 at 05:26 PM about the 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1999 VW Jetta, the alarm fob does not work, so I manually open the driver's side door, since that is the only door with a keyhole. Today, I went to unlock the door, the key turns freely, but door does not lock or unlock. There isn't any resistance when I turn the key. Do I need to replace cylinder or complete lock. Also, my trunk will not unlock, I took it to my mechanic a few weeks ago and he fixed it, but now it no longer unlocks; the trunk lock has a lever in the car and that doesn't work either. When I turn the key in the trunk, I hear the mechanism but nothing happens. Any suggestions?

3 Answers

hummerh1alphame
270

1st, sue. also, locksmith to jimmy door open. remove door panel, reattach linkage

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Robert Mitchell
1,425

other than suing... i'd just take it back to the mechanic and ask them to fix it properly, if they decline tell them you will bring it up with AAA if he doesn't.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
2013GLIGIRL
20

My 2013 GLI did that and they could not give me a reason why they just fixed it at the dealership. But now I am having more trouble with the lock 4 months later....

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Jetta
Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?
CarGurus has 32,989 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $888.
ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,780
#2 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 1,350
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat"
274 Great Deals out of 20,758 listings starting at $1,449
Used Honda Civic"
523 Great Deals out of 60,371 listings starting at $1,299
Used Volkswagen GTI"
139 Great Deals out of 7,101 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Golf"
54 Great Deals out of 5,242 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Accord"
641 Great Deals out of 72,466 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima"
843 Great Deals out of 84,322 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Camry"
988 Great Deals out of 76,159 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla"
793 Great Deals out of 75,008 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,026 Great Deals out of 40,879 listings starting at $1,350
Used Audi A4"
263 Great Deals out of 11,703 listings starting at $2,000
Used Volkswagen Beetle"
250 Great Deals out of 9,293 listings starting at $1,972
Used Ford Focus"
822 Great Deals out of 78,864 listings starting at $650

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
12,407 listings starting at $15,888
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 3,247 listings starting at $10,977
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 3,681 listings starting at $8,790
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
144 Great Deals out of 4,022 listings starting at $7,900
2012 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
79 Great Deals out of 2,176 listings starting at $6,000