Closing boot with key MY2019

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Essjay
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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by Essjay » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:53 pm

I know mine’s a 2016 model, but on one or two rare occasions I’ve pressed the right hand button and walked away and the boot hasn’t closed itself, and I’ve been at my front door before I’ve realised, I’ve just used the remote button to close it. I must have been around 20 feet away, but it’s still closed ok.

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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by Bruce287 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:03 pm

JK-VWTiguanR wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:35 pm
scrounger wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:30 pm
if you are taking stuff out of the boot and your hands are full, before you pick everything up, press the button to the right of the boot close and when you go out of range by about 4 feet, the boot will close itself.
Good point. :)
As mentioned before I'm aware that I can use the buttons to close the boot.

In summary then, I've found that late 2018 and onwards models you cannot close the boot with the key unless you are close to the boot.

Cheers for confirming
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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:43 pm

Bruce287 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:03 pm
JK-VWTiguanR wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:35 pm
scrounger wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:30 pm
if you are taking stuff out of the boot and your hands are full, before you pick everything up, press the button to the right of the boot close and when you go out of range by about 4 feet, the boot will close itself.
Good point. :)
As mentioned before I'm aware that I can use the buttons to close the boot.

In summary then, I've found that late 2018 and onwards models you cannot close the boot with the key unless you are close to the boot.

Cheers for confirming
How far away did you want to use it?
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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by PanMan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:23 pm

It is probably a 'safety' thing. With the Allspace, you can't shut the boot by key fob from anywhere, the assumption being you should be at the boot to make sure your third row passengers are aware that the boot is about to close.

For the standard model, someone has decided that you should be close enough to see that it is safe to close the boot, whilst not being so close that the boot door will hit you on the way down , eg. leaning inside the car and squishing the fob in your pocket that activates the closure.
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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by brian1983 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:50 pm

I tried to close my boot from inside my house last night. No joy, I was about 10 feet away, opened no problem, nothing happens when I tried to close it, had to go out and hit the button, 2019 standard Tiguan


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JK-VWTiguanR
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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:14 pm

brian1983 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:50 pm
I tried to close my boot from inside my house last night. No joy, I was about 10 feet away, opened no problem, nothing happens when I tried to close it, had to go out and hit the button, 2019 standard Tiguan


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Did you press and hold the boot close button?
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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by brian1983 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:16 pm

Yes. I tried that and the lock button, nothing worked
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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:26 pm

brian1983 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Yes. I tried that and the lock button, nothing worked
Strange how some peoples works and others do not.
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brian1983
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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by brian1983 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:28 pm

JK-VWTiguanR wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:26 pm
brian1983 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Yes. I tried that and the lock button, nothing worked
Strange how some peoples works and others do not.
Must be year difference or something, haven’t checked the manual to see what it says there though.
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Re: Closing boot with key MY2019

Post by Russboy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:50 am

Tried mine last night and can open and close via the remote.
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