Yesterday–Sunday, August 18, 2013–I went to work. I pulled in, parked, and shut the car off. Correction: I attempted to shut the car off. The key was stuck in the ignition and it would not turn back to shut the car off. I spent several minutes with my pliers attempting to wiggle and cajole the key into turning without luck. I had two more people try and fail to turn the car off.
As I had less than 1/4 of a tank of gas, I couldn’t leave it idling for several hours while I did my work, so I took it home and borrowed my parents’ spare vehicle. I left it at about 7PM. At some point between 2AM and 8AM, the car finally ran out of gas and turned off.
Now comes the fun stuff. Trying to get the useless piece of crap to the dealership. I can turn the key forward, so maybe if I put in some gas and get a jump it will be possible to get it started.
I have been in contact with Volkswagen and have made my expectation clear: Fix this problem. I do not hold out much hope, however, hence this website.