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I don’t know how anyone else feels but I miss the keyless entry from my Jetta compared to what the Taos has. In the Jetta you could place your hand inside the handle to unlock ( put your hand inside the handle twice to unlock all doors / more options for programming unlocking all doors, single door, or one side of vehicle, touch the indent on the surface of handle to lock, touch it twice to lock with alarm ) It is taking a lot of getting used to the keyless entry type on the Taos. This feature seems like a downgrade IMO. Cutting corners? Is the keyless entry on the Taos just how VW treats it on SUVs? Thanks
 

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I"ve been wondering how to do the single / all unlock via the dor button. I know you can program to open one or all but it defeats the purpose for why unlock drivers only was invented wany back when. I've tried pressing twice and it does nothing or if you wait too long it just relocks.. there are things that are a downgrade for sure about the taos... like no seat memory on an SEL.
 

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I know people who found the old system annoying because at times it was awkward, to impossible to work with gloves.
I see how that could be a problem for some people, but it never was for me. The keyless entry that I had on my Jetta was flawless from day one. That’s why to me the keyless entry on the Taos feels like such a downgrade
 

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I"ve been wondering how to do the single / all unlock via the dor button. I know you can program to open one or all but it defeats the purpose for why unlock drivers only was invented wany back when. I've tried pressing twice and it does nothing or if you wait too long it just relocks.. there are things that are a downgrade for sure about the taos... like no seat memory on an SEL.
So the button is only good for pressing once for unlocking and then and then once for locking. You can program it to where it will open either the single driver side door or the single passenger side door depending on which side you unlock it on. You can also program it to where when you press the button it will unlock the doors on that side of the vehicle. As you mentioned it can also be programmed to unlock the entire vehicle when pressed. It just feels like an older feature. I wonder if this Single button keyless entry is standard for Volkswagen SUVs. Might just be a difference between SUVs and sedans. I am also disappointed in the no seat memory. Another detail that I had on my Jetta that was really enjoyable.
 

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I don’t know how anyone else feels but I miss the keyless entry from my Jetta compared to what the Taos has. In the Jetta you could place your hand inside the handle to unlock ( put your hand inside the handle twice to unlock all doors / more options for programming unlocking all doors, single door, or one side of vehicle, touch the indent on the surface of handle to lock, touch it twice to lock with alarm ) It is taking a lot of getting used to the keyless entry type on the Taos. This feature seems like a downgrade IMO. Cutting corners? Is the keyless entry on the Taos just how VW treats it on SUVs? Thanks
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I feel the same. I've got a 2019 Jetta and the system works flawlessly. Touch the interior of the handle (with or without gloves) and the car will open that door, touch it again and it will open all doors. Touch the exterior and it will lock and enable the alarm.

I think VW cut costs in many aspects. This is definitely one of the features that I miss from the Jetta.
 

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I feel the same. I've got a 2019 Jetta and the system works flawlessly. Touch the interior of the handle (with or without gloves) and the car will open that door, touch it again and it will open all doors. Touch the exterior and it will lock and enable the alarm.

I think VW cut costs in many aspects. This is definitely one of the features that I miss from the Jetta.
Yes! I don’t know if I will used to it lol. It does seem like a cost cut. Wondering if chip shortage played a part in certain features being downgraded
 

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According to the dealership this is the keyless entry for the 2022 models aside from the atlas and atlas sport. Apparently this is the keyless entry system that they are going to now, omitting a few specific models
 

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I personally set up and like the single button press on the handle to lock and unlock all the doors at once; whether by myself with several packages or groceries or with other people traveling with me, a single press for everything is just convenient… ¯\(ツ)/¯ That said, I also have nothing to compare this with, so my view is one-sided, I know…
 
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