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Offline B5Passat

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Engine didn't turn off
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:18:40 pm »
After stopping the car then pulling the key out of the dash then locking the car the wife then tells me that the engine is still going. There were no warning lights or anything.
I then unlocked the car and put the key in then drove it to the local VW dealership but they had never heard of it happening. Anyway when I stopped the car and pulled the key out everything shut down as normal and the few times after that.
Any ideas what could be causing it?
I have a 2011 b7 passat.

Offline FFS

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Re: Engine didn't turn off
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 08:13:12 pm »
Might she have heard the electric cooling fan running on for a minute after engine shutdown, and thought it was the motor ticking over?

Offline black16v

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Re: Engine didn't turn off
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 09:14:03 pm »
Had something like this some years ago on a VAG car. The brake light switch was faulty, it was a four terminal switch with a battery supply and an ignition supply. Some how the battery and ignition supplies would join together inside the switch. The fault was very intermittent and took some time to find.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 09:24:16 pm by black16v »
1988 MK II GTI 16V

Offline Pristle

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Re: Engine didn't turn off
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 10:18:17 pm »
I remember this happening on my Mk3 wagon. It had been proceeded by the radio not switching off on several occasions. A thump on the steering wheel solved both. After using CRC in the key barrel, I've never experienced the issue again.

Offline beeker

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Re: Engine didn't turn off
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 03:03:11 am »
Diesel?
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Offline B5Passat

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Re: Engine didn't turn off
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 10:02:30 am »
Yes it's a diesel.

Offline beeker

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Re: Engine didn't turn off
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 03:51:43 pm »
Yes it's a diesel.

Is the oil level high ?
14 RS6 Avant Black
17 Q7 S Line 200kw
93 E36 M3 Targa Car
94 DC2 Integra Targa/Track Race Car