I have a fairly new VW Passat and the key fob has been randomly stuck in the ignition when I turn off the car.
Thanks to the Internet and the awesome community at vwvortex.com I found that there is an easy way to release the fob when this happens to you. Simply put the car in park and push the button on the side of the shifter a couple times and you’ll hear the fob release.
I called my VW dealer when it happened to me and the guy on the phone said he had never heard of the fob getting stuck. Maybe all dealers should read vwvortex as well.
I’ll still have VW look at the problem but it’s nice to have a workaround until I can get in for service.