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I've been having the same issue for at least around 6 months now with my 2014 6. I've been periodically looking in the forum(s) for answers, and this is the first time I've found anything.
The way I fix it is to pull the shifter all the way to the right (never leaving 'Park') and then letting it pop back to the left. After that, I turn the car back on (no ignition - foot off brake) and then try to turn it off again... hit the "On" button twice, basically. This resolves the issue 100% of the time for me, though it sometimes takes repeating the steps once or twice more. I can also state that this happens every day on almost every drive. Rare to have it NOT happen, honestly.
When I asked about it at the dealer, they seemed perplexed and also had me try some other things I see recommended in this thread while I was there... opening the door, rolling down the driver side window, etc. On that day, we did also have success with the "open door" method, but I haven't tried that since then, given the rate of success with the "shifter" method.
I'm going to try disconnecting the battery to reset things, and see what I get (though I think we did that at the dealership as well).
Will update as soon as I can...
Last edited by jl4strng; 02-01-2016 at 11:32 AM.
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