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Car Locks at Home


Apr 6, 2021
Poinciana, FL
Even though I’ve checked off the box “exclude locking at home” my Y always locks itself, sometimes not immediately, but always sometime later after I have walked away after parking in my garage. I’ve checked and unchecked the box located in the Locks section of the UI, and watched as the change in the setting is saved by the software. However, it continues to lock itself no matter how many times I’ve made the change. It’s not a huge issue, but I’d rather not have the car locked while it’s parked in my garage. Any ideas?


Mar 12, 2020
Get the MY outside your garage and away from heavy tree cover so it has good view to the sky. If you cannot see the sky, then GPS position might be crap too. Stay in the MY and keep it alive for at least 3-5 minutes for a good GPS fix, so it can see multiple satellites. If overcast or raining, wait longer. Then set that as your home position. If you previously set home position too far away from where you parked, and/or it was done with low positional accuracy, then being in your garage might screw it up enough where it thinks you are not at home.
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Mar 13, 2021
Santa Cruz, CA
I have the opposite problem. I can be parked at my friend's house, three houses away and mine thinks I'm still at "home" and won't lock the doors unless I do it manually.
There is an old thread that documented the "home" geofence radius is about 500m. (or was it 500ft? I don't remember but it's pretty large distance)


Aug 3, 2020
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Eh?
There is an old thread that documented the "home" geofence radius is about 500m. (or was it 500ft? I don't remember but it's pretty large distance)

@AlexHung this likely explains why my MY seems to refuse to auto-lock when I drive to the gym, which according to Google Maps is a 350m walk or drive from home. (I usually walk it in good weather, but have driven a few times.)


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Jul 7, 2020
Valley Center
I have the same problem, I don't think it is a location thing, since it unchecks the checkbox every time. It will do it fairly quickly for me, after like 10 min. I have a 2021 Model 3.

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