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Auto lock behavior

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by pavankp, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. pavankp

    pavankp Member

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    I was driving today to run some errands, with my wife in the passenger seat. I stopped for her to drop off the laundry, and waited for her with the brake on "hold" without putting the car in P. She comes back and I drive off. About 5 minutes later I noticed that the car was no locked.

    I know that the car auto-locks after you drive up to a certain speed when you put it in D from P. Does this not work in the situation I described above? I don't know why they don't detect that the car has picked up speed and auto-lock always.

    Is it just my car or is this how it is supposed to be?
     
  2. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    How did you let her out? Every time I do that without putting the car in Park it complains that the door is open so I put it in Park until the door is closed again. Do you ignore the beeps or....?

    (And maybe an X is different from a 3, lol....)
     
  3. AlexanderAF

    AlexanderAF Member

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    With most cars, if you unlock the doors while the car is in drive they will remain unlocked.
     
  4. pavankp

    pavankp Member

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    She pressed the door button to open the door. No beeps that I recall.
     
  5. emeraldap

    emeraldap Member

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    OP - my car works exactly the way it's described in this video.

    I'd think a nearby SC would be able to clarify if for any reason, yours isn't.
     

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