Automatic door lock


New member
Sometimes my Golf 8 eHybrid locks itself after a period of inactivity which is good. However, sometimes it doesn't! Any ideas?


Autocross Newbie
With the VW’s I’ve owned over the years, the default position has been;
  • unlock the car but don’t open any of the doors; car will automatically re-lock itself after a short predetermined time period (sorry, can’t remember off what that predetermined period is).
  • unlock the car and then open and close one of the doors; the car will not automatically lock itself again, and it is necessary to lock it in the normal way - either pressing the lock button on the key fob or if the car’s keyless, touching the sensor on one of the front doors.
Assume the mk8 Golf is the same?


Ready to race!
You know i never managed to work that out! I knew it was a pain when washing it and the mirrors kept folding.


New member
Thanks everyone. I thought it should lock after a while if I got out of the car and forgot to lock it with the key fob and then moved the fob out of range.