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My key fob is stuck in the ignition of my 2006 passat, It's

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My key fob is stuck in the ignition of my 2006 passat
JA: Have you checked the battery in the fob? Will the car open with another remote?
Customer: It's a brand new fob, 3 weeks old
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Pushing key in, getting it out of park, turning the wheel. Yes, we are trying to fix this our son is stranded in North Carolina
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Key was programmed 3 weeks ago, no issues until now when he stopped for gas
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for choosing Just Answer . I'm Wolfgang here to help!!

I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please
understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem
with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer
data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we
just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the
vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to
direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be
patient and permit me to do what I do best.
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I do need some more info.

does the vehicle start and run or does it stall?

what happens if you have the key off and when you press the brake and the selector lever button at the same time does the key come out?

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