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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old July 13th, 2017, 05:16   #1
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Default Driver's door and fuel lock actuators

I just noticed a problem with my 13 Passat. After I start driving I hear a click and the door lock indicator is no longer lit and the driver's door (unsure of others) is unlocked. Also, when I use the fob to lock the doors the driver's will sometimes not lock. I suspect the driver's door lock actuator to be faulty and am sourcing a replacement. However, in checking all the other doors while the car is "locked" I noticed the fuel flap does not lock.
I saw a post from OilHammer that said (speaking of the fuel lock - shortened for pertinence):
"The little motor in there fails. It is pretty common now. Same piece the Tiguan uses.
The little motor just allows the pop out spring release to work or not, and it only allows it to work if the driver's door is unlocked. You can take it apart and disable it (so it always works regardless of the lock status of the driver's door)."
My question is, does the fuel lock rely so heavily upon the driver's door lock that having a faulty driver's lock actuator alone can cause locking issues with the fuel flap, or do you suspect I have two separate issues?
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Old July 13th, 2017, 08:49   #2
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It probably failed unlocked long time ago and you are now just noticing. Just be glad it didn't fail locked with you standing at the pump.


Useless electronic garbage just waiting to break, disconnect the connector to the motor, its behind the carpet inside the trunk and be glad you'll never have to worry about it failing locked at 1am and you are running on fumes.

with Diesel being $2.05 at my local station this morning, who's siphoning fuel these days? Locking fuel door is just as useless as security lug bolts <end old man rant (at 33 and bald can I consider myself and old man)>

As for the door locks, its a known issue and you can open up the mechanism and clean the carbon off the cheap motor, or give VW parts $130 for a whole new mechanism. Therse a nice thread in the MKV folder, not sure if it's the same exact part but if your time is free, its a cheap fix.
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Old July 13th, 2017, 10:21   #3
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I think I'm with you on leaving the fuel flap lock inoperable. The OilHammer quote I truncated actually went on to say the fuel lock actuator is cycled every time you lock and unlock the doors and tends to wear the part out quickly. Like you said, it would suck to have it freeze in the locked position when it matters.

From what I've read on these forums, I think the MkV and MkVI/NMS door lock actuators are different in the sense that the newer ones cannot be disassembled easily. Please, someone tell me I'm wrong so I can save $100 or so.
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Old July 13th, 2017, 11:19   #4
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…with Diesel being $2.05 at my local station this morning, who's siphoning fuel these days?
The same people that were siphoning it at 35˘.

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Old July 13th, 2017, 11:33   #5
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Frankly, I'd be more concerned about some mental midget dumping something in these days . . .
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Old July 13th, 2017, 11:50   #6
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Good point!
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Old July 13th, 2017, 12:16   #7
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Frankly, I'd be more concerned about some mental midget dumping something in these days . . .
Then its time to reassess where you socialize, live, work.

But granted, no one can truly escape those that have defied Drawin.
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Planet earth? Stupid appears to have no boundaries these days . . .

We live in a very nice neighborhood, but that didn't stop some jerk from spray painting a car in the drive 12 years or so ago, or the tagging on my fence 2 years ago. Scum often travels to 'play' . . . I've also lived in very rural towns (pop 5k) and still not immune. Now, with all the nuts and a TDI, seems like a bit of a target to the particularly deranged . . .

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Old July 13th, 2017, 21:26   #9
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I have a few friends who got there TDI keyed- 1 of them drove his coal rolling Cummins while it was in the shop getting painted Lots of crazy aroud my work as well- its sad though as I can park my old civic anywhere, not the slightest ding over 10 years. park the TDI in the same crappy area once and boom, dented from a sidewalk fight after a thief was tackled beside my car.
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