On this article we’re going to focus on an issue that could look insignificant to most of you, but has happened to a lot of drivers! In actual fact, we are going to talk about the of a key locked on you Volkswagen Touareg, and where to start if you are in this condition? Whether it doesn’t want to suit in the cylinder or you can’t turn it any longer, we will try to help you locate the origin of this trouble and give you the solution. It may seem logical, but when you don’t know all the cars in depth, being faced with a locked key can be disturbing. Before you think about buying a new key or having it rebuilt, read this guideline. In this content page, we will first try to teach you why the key gets stuck in your cylinder Volkswagen Touareg, and secondly, how to unlock the key from your Volkswagen Touareg.


Why is my key locked in my Volkswagen Touareg?

What could have occurred to your car key being blocked in the cylinder of your Volkswagen Touareg? In this section we will try to demonstrate why your key can get stuck. There are multiple reasons that can bring about the key to your car to get locked.

  • Some dirt accumulated on it, which may trigger the key to get stuck in the cylinder’s sprocket device. It can sometimes prevent it from entering the cylinder easily, or it can block it inside the cylinder.
  • A broken or damaged key, if your key is damaged, bent or has some of its teeth damaged, it’s bound to have a hard time corresponding the impression in the barrel of your Volkswagen Touareg.
  • A steering wheel locker activated, which will prevent your key from turning and thus start your Volkswagen Touareg.
  • At last, it may be that if you have an automatic gearbox, you have the D position engaged and that this stops the key of your car from turning effectively in the barrel.

All these causes can cause an external or internal blocking of the key of your Volkswagen Touareg, so remember to verify all these points to know what trouble you are working on.

How to unlock the key of my Volkswagen Touareg

To conclude, let’s go forward to the remedy part that will allow you to unlock the key of your Volkswagen Touareg. Now that you’ve been able to discover the motive why your key is blocked, we’ll see what answers are available to you to solve this trouble. We will take up the different problems and give you the corresponding answers:

  • Dirt blocking the key to your Volkswagen Touareg: If you key is stuck in the cylinder, use a wrench remover and move the key (without too much strength) in different directions to try to unlock it. If it doesn’t want to go in any longer, make sure to inspect it cautiously and clean out any dirt you may find. If you think the dirt is in the cylinder or switch, move the key back and forth to try to get the dirt out.
  • The key of my Volkswagen Touareg doesn’t turn any longer and my steering wheel is locked: In cases like this, it’s your anti-theft device that is activated, you will have to simultaneously turn your steering wheel and your key to unlock it, go through this full article on the steering wheel locked on Volkswagen Touareg to have the complete process.
  • Broken, damaged or twisted key: This is the most bothersome case, if it is only twisted, you can try to straighten it on a flat surface with a sledgehammer, if it is damaged you will sadly have to use the duplicate or buy a new copy of the key of your Volkswagen Touareg. If it is damaged and you do not have a duplicate, you will have to get the code “VIN” and go to your dealership to get a copy of your key. In any other case, last option, replace the cylinder and get a new key.
  • Key locked in my automatic Volkswagen Touareg: In this instance, you’ll only have to go through neutral to unlock your key from the cylinder.

If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Volkswagen Touareg, do not hesitate to consult our Volkswagen Touareg category.