2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Keyless Entry Dislike
May 22, 2014
As much as I appreciate the keyless entry feature on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI, there is one aspect of it that I really dislike. With the key in my pocket, I slide my hand behind either front door handle and it unlocks. But it does not unlock the rear doors at the same time.
Each time I want to load my kid into the back seat, assuming I don't just use the key fob, it is a multi-step process: 1) Open the front door; 2) Reach inside and press the interior unlock switch; 3) Walk back to open the rear door and let in the rugrat. Is this a deal-breaker? Probably not. But it makes the already complex task of running errands with a toddler more difficult than I'd like.
If there was a feature to allow all doors to unlock when the fronts do, then I would have only praise for the VW. I've searched the onboard menus and manuals for such a feature but to no avail.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 7,856 miles