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I recently started receiving this error for no reason, just within 15 seconds within starting the vehicle while being parked at my driveway or even being stopped at a red light. After getting this error message and the constant beeping, the emergency brake turns on and the window from behind driver's door lowers like 5 inches from top. At this point, I cannot lower window and I cannot turn off emergency brake. So in order to reset, I have to turn off the engine then open behind driver door(where the window is lowered) and when closing it back I turn on engine. This makes the error go away, everything goes back to normal. So ODD but so annoying too. This has happened 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Don't know what triggers this. Anyone with similar issue?
 

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I recently started receiving this error for no reason, just within 15 seconds within starting the vehicle while being parked at my driveway or even being stopped at a red light. After getting this error message and the constant beeping, the emergency brake turns on and the window from behind driver's door lowers like 5 inches from top. At this point, I cannot lower window and I cannot turn off emergency brake. So in order to reset, I have to turn off the engine then open behind driver door(where the window is lowered) and when closing it back I turn on engine. This makes the error go away, everything goes back to normal. So ODD but so annoying too. This has happened 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Don't know what triggers this. Anyone with similar issue?
I am having the exact same problem with my 2020 Atlas SE that has only 5k on the odometer. You are not alone with this issue as the service department at my dealership informs me that they have several other vehicles currently waiting for a replacement part and have repaired several others with the same problem. They inform me that the cause is a faulty wiring harness from engine compartment to the driver’s door. Unfortunately, I fear that your issue will get worse before it gets better. Mine started out as an intermittent problem then became more frequent until it was happening all the time. I took a video of the alerts popping up on the dash to show the service department. My Atlas has now been at the dealership since Feb 23rd with no end in sight due to a nationwide lack of the specific part. I spoke with the service manager and she suggested I call VW Customer Care to try to light a fire into the situation. They are assigning me an advocate. I have been given a new Tiguan to drive but that is not the car that I leased and am currently paying for. I am hoping that VW will make this right and if I don’t have my car back repaired in the near future, that they swap out my leased Atlas for a new one. I am also going to make an official report complaint on the NHTSA website.
 

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I am having the exact same problem with my 2020 Atlas SE that has only 5k on the odometer. You are not alone with this issue as the service department at my dealership informs me that they have several other vehicles currently waiting for a replacement part and have repaired several others with the same problem. They inform me that the cause is a faulty wiring harness from engine compartment to the driver’s door. Unfortunately, I fear that your issue will get worse before it gets better. Mine started out as an intermittent problem then became more frequent until it was happening all the time. I took a video of the alerts popping up on the dash to show the service department. My Atlas has now been at the dealership since Feb 23rd with no end in sight due to a nationwide lack of the specific part. I spoke with the service manager and she suggested I call VW Customer Care to try to light a fire into the situation. They are assigning me an advocate. I have been given a new Tiguan to drive but that is not the car that I leased and am currently paying for. I am hoping that VW will make this right and if I don’t have my car back repaired in the near future, that they swap out my leased Atlas for a new one. I am also going to make an official report complaint on the NHTSA website.
ohhhh nooooo - I hope that doesn't happen but will hope for the best. I will call VW Customer Care and do the same. Thank you for this information.
 

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I am having the exact same problem with my 2020 Atlas SE that has only 5k on the odometer. You are not alone with this issue as the service department at my dealership informs me that they have several other vehicles currently waiting for a replacement part and have repaired several others with the same problem. They inform me that the cause is a faulty wiring harness from engine compartment to the driver’s door. Unfortunately, I fear that your issue will get worse before it gets better. Mine started out as an intermittent problem then became more frequent until it was happening all the time. I took a video of the alerts popping up on the dash to show the service department. My Atlas has now been at the dealership since Feb 23rd with no end in sight due to a nationwide lack of the specific part. I spoke with the service manager and she suggested I call VW Customer Care to try to light a fire into the situation. They are assigning me an advocate. I have been given a new Tiguan to drive but that is not the car that I leased and am currently paying for. I am hoping that VW will make this right and if I don’t have my car back repaired in the near future, that they swap out my leased Atlas for a new one. I am also going to make an official report complaint on the NHTSA website.
Omg what a headache! This started happening to me the other day while driving on the freeway. Both windows on the driver side kept going down and my car was beeping as if I had the door open. I have an appointment at VW tomorrow.
 

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Omg what a headache! This started happening to me the other day while driving on the freeway. Both windows on the driver side kept going down and my car was beeping as if I had the door open. I have an appointment at VW tomorrow.
Hope you get a quick resolution to your problem! if you don’t get anywhere, be sure to record the events with your phone and then also call VW Customer Care
 

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Just an update: my VW service department received the new driver door wiring harness with help from VW Customer Care and it has been installed. The car no longer displays the various alarms, rear passenger driver side window going down and random engagement of parking brake. My Atlas was in for repair from 2/23 to 4/6 due to part unavailability. So I’m pleased about that but now my AC is not blowing cold enough for Florida heat. I have an appt to bring it back to the service dept but won’t be until 4/23. Ugh
 

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I am having the exact same problem with my 2020 Atlas SE that has only 5k on the odometer. You are not alone with this issue as the service department at my dealership informs me that they have several other vehicles currently waiting for a replacement part and have repaired several others with the same problem. They inform me that the cause is a faulty wiring harness from engine compartment to the driver’s door. Unfortunately, I fear that your issue will get worse before it gets better. Mine started out as an intermittent problem then became more frequent until it was happening all the time. I took a video of the alerts popping up on the dash to show the service department. My Atlas has now been at the dealership since Feb 23rd with no end in sight due to a nationwide lack of the specific part. I spoke with the service manager and she suggested I call VW Customer Care to try to light a fire into the situation. They are assigning me an advocate. I have been given a new Tiguan to drive but that is not the car that I leased and am currently paying for. I am hoping that VW will make this right and if I don’t have my car back repaired in the near future, that they swap out my leased Atlas for a new one. I am also going to make an official report complaint on the NHTSA website.
Same here... I just brought mine in did they ever resolve it?
 

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Same here... I just brought mine in did they ever resolve it?
My dealer just said the part is backordered, likely no fix until 2023, awesome. Also, out of loaners and Enterprise doesn’t have any rentals for loan, also awesom.

then I ask is it safe to drive? Yeah I think so… limited options here, going to suck for a couple of months. It’s aggravating for sure…
 

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My dealer just said the part is backordered, likely no fix until 2023, awesome. Also, out of loaners and Enterprise doesn’t have any rentals for loan, also awesom.

then I ask is it safe to drive? Yeah I think so… limited options here, going to suck for a couple of months. It’s aggravating for sure…
Im having the same issue. Did you mean 2022? 2023 is crazy.
 

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Omg what a headache! This started happening to me the other day while driving on the freeway. Both windows on the driver side kept going down and my car was beeping as if I had the door open. I have an appointment at VW tomorrow.
Were you able to get it fixed? Mine happened while driving too and both driver side windows went down, and the error for emergency brake came on. Then I started driving and it all went off. I'm definitely calling tomorrow to get this fixed before it gets worse!!
 

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Same this happened to my 2021 Atlas sport.
Took it last week and it was the whatever “door harness” that is not in stock anywhere in USA. They told me it would take weeks to get. So they told me I could drive my vehicle as it was safe, but things got worse over the weekend and my emergency break was turning on everytime I would slow down at a light or stop sign. I got into an enterprise vehicle but this issue is extremely annoying.
It seems to be a known issue. It should be a recall.

Were you able to get it fixed? Mine happened while driving too and both driver side windows went down, and the error for emergency brake came on. Then I started driving and it all went off. I'm definitely calling tomorrow to get this fixed before it gets worse!!
 

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Same this happened to my 2021 Atlas sport.
Took it last week and it was the whatever “door harness” that is not in stock anywhere in USA. They told me it would take weeks to get. So they told me I could drive my vehicle as it was safe, but things got worse over the weekend and my emergency break was turning on everytime I would slow down at a light or stop sign. I got into an enterprise vehicle but this issue is extremely annoying.
It seems to be a known issue. It should be a recall.
Dealership called me yesterday. They said its the sensor. Not in stock. Also need a new fuel injector and shifter. My shifter was tight when I would shift from P to D or R. They gave me a loaner tiguan.
 

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Same this happened to my 2021 Atlas sport.
Took it last week and it was the whatever “door harness” that is not in stock anywhere in USA. They told me it would take weeks to get. So they told me I could drive my vehicle as it was safe, but things got worse over the weekend and my emergency break was turning on everytime I would slow down at a light or stop sign. I got into an enterprise vehicle but this issue is extremely annoying.
It seems to be a known issue. It should be a recall.
Very upsetting. I love my car and only got it in April. I was going to hold off on calling VW j til I saw this thread. It happened twice in 25 min yesterday but it was fine today. I'm not waiting for it to get worse especially since part is on back order. I got this car bc I need a good reliable car with 2 young kids! Thank you to everyone for their feedback.
 

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I have the same issue. Rear driver's side window opening, beeping as if door is open, and emergency brake activating when I stop at a light. They said it could take several weeks before the parts come in.
 

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Same issue for my 2021 Cross Sport as well. I had the exact same issues with the parking break turning on when stopping and the windows going down on their own. I dropped off my car last Monday and they said it would take three weeks to receive the part. I'm in Canada but I'd expect this is around the same timeline as people in the US could expect. In the meantime, they put me in a Passat through Enterprise.
 

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I just had my 2021 Atlas with 8k miles in the shop today for it. I was in and out in 30 min. I was told the parts are ordered but will take a few weeks. They will let me know when they're in. If I have this issue again I am demanding a loner car. I don't need my emergency brake coming on when driving with my kids in the car! I can deal with the other issues it causes.
 

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I had the same problems. Had my 2020 Volkswagen Atlas crossover sport 1 year to the day practically, had no problems then boom, my car was what I called “possessed”. Started with the alarm going off when I went to open the door, to a bunch of crazy warning on the dash, to the next day not being able to open my drivers side door. Then my emergency brake would come on while stopped, drivers side windows rolled down on their own, and today my car beeped at me every time I came to a stop (real fun while sitting in commute traffic!). Brought it in and was told it was a door panel something and harness part (on back order 4-6 weeks). Harassed the dealership and finally got a loaner car. Very upsetting to have problems only 1 year and 9,000 miles on this car. Disappointed ☹
 

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I had the same problems. Had my 2020 Volkswagen Atlas crossover sport 1 year to the day practically, had no problems then boom, my car was what I called “possessed”. Started with the alarm going off when I went to open the door, to a bunch of crazy warning on the dash, to the next day not being able to open my drivers side door. Then my emergency brake would come on while stopped, drivers side windows rolled down on their own, and today my car beeped at me every time I came to a stop (real fun while sitting in commute traffic!). Brought it in and was told it was a door panel something and harness part (on back order 4-6 weeks). Harassed the dealership and finally got a loaner car. Very upsetting to have problems only 1 year and 9,000 miles on this car. Disappointed ☹
Mine happened almost 1 yr to the day also. Just got a call back from VW corporate saying the ETA for the part is December 8th.
 
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