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Can't Lock Keys Inside Vehicle

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Paul_wvu, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Paul_wvu

    Paul_wvu Member

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    I used to be able to leave my keys in the vehicle and then lock it from the app. After locking the vehicle from the app, I wouldn't be able to unlock by tapping the door handles. I could only unlock from the app. I just noticed this is no longer the case. Anyone else notice this? Am I wrong that you used to be able to do this? I hate carrying keys in my pocket and frequently leave my keys in the vehicle and use the app to lock/unlock.
     
  2. boaterva

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    How could/did you do it before?

    There is a dead spot, at least in the X, especially for this. If that’s not what you’re describing, no idea. It’s in the manual, right rear corner I believe.

    Obviously if not in a dead spot or a faraway bag, the key (fob) will work. So we need more details.
     
  3. Paul_wvu

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    Before I would just leave the keys in the cup holder and then slide the arm rest over them to cover it. I know it had worked in the past but maybe I was just getting lucky?
     
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    scottm Version 9 software sufferer

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    Maybe try changing the locking security setting where it takes an explicit button press to open handles, instead of allowing proximity (walk up). And try your scenario again.
     
  5. Paul_wvu

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    Tried that, same result.
     
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    scottm Version 9 software sufferer

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    What!? With the explicit button press option setting, you can still walk up and touch the handle and it presents? That's just busted.
     
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    Yes, if I disable auto present door handles and then lock the vehicle with the keys inside from the app, the doors will still open upon touching the handle.
     
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    You must have been shielding the fob somehow. As far as I know the cup holders aren’t supposed to be a dead spot.
     
  9. Paul_wvu

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    Going to do some testing tonight and will see if I can find a dead spot.
     
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    I'm pretty sure there's a dead spot in the S. I thought that's where I first heard about it.

    You can also use an RF shielded pouch or a tin can to isolate the fob. I always travel with one. We stay in a room directly over the Model X in the garage when staying at our son's house. The car was always waking up if the fob wasn't shielded.
     
  11. MikeBur

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    Dead spot is either of the rear quarters in the boot/trunk of S and X
     
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    I thought you could leave the fob in the frunk and lock the car remotely? That’s what service has always done for me when I need to do an after hours pick up.
     

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