I am looking for some help with an annoying feature of my 2016 Passat estate which is driving me mad. I am an electrician and when using the tailgate of the car after around thirty seconds the car locks itself even with the tailgate still in the open position. This isn't a problem until I return to the car to fetch something and then the alarm activates. I have been to Bristol Street Motors (main vw dealer) and they tell me that it can't be changed. It is doing my head in and I can't believe that it can't be changed. Even more annoying it locked with my keys on the passenger seat recently, not impressed! Can anybody please help?