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Scrutmonkey

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Mar 29, 2018
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My 3 has ruined me..I'm too used to walking away from the car expecting it to lock.

i did this when we rented a car in LA and went into a mall. After about 20 minutes i thought, "aw crap...i did it again."

i had to power walk all the way through the whole mall (we were on the other side) just to lock it since all our luggage was in the trunk.
 

plasmo

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Mar 12, 2016
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Chicago
Another question (figured it fits the topic, not meaning to hijack):

If I don't have the child-lock activated, if someone pushes the door unlock button while driving (say >30mph), does the door unlock, or is the car smart enough to not allow the door to open while the vehicle is in motion?
 

Jmstx79

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Mar 17, 2018
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Dallas
Yes, BUT, only if you have a linked phone and have this feature turned on in the settings. If you are using the key card only, you have to manually lock with the card.

Where is the walk away lock feature? I’ve tried to look for it but can’t seem to find it? I just took delivery last night and otherwise super excited!
 

plasmo

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Mar 12, 2016
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Chicago
Where is the walk away lock feature? I’ve tried to look for it but can’t seem to find it? I just took delivery last night and otherwise super excited!

The doors lock automatically and mirrors fold in, with a optional honk when your phone key walks away at a certain distance. Mine locks when I walk approximately 13-14 steps away from my car.
 

TT97

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Aug 6, 2017
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Los Angeles
Where is the walk away lock feature? I’ve tried to look for it but can’t seem to find it? I just took delivery last night and otherwise super excited!

Other than using the rude response RTFM...

Controls > Locks > Settings > Walk Away Lock.

most likely it is already set to on.
 
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Jmstx79

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Mar 17, 2018
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Dallas
Sorry just getting used to the interface. I assume you’re referring to the car settings, not app settings? I’ll have to look when I can head out at lunch or when I leave. I could have sworn I looked through the lock features and didn’t see anything about walk away lock. But again, new to the UI so I may have missed it.
 

TT97

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Aug 6, 2017
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Los Angeles
Sorry just getting used to the interface. I assume you’re referring to the car settings, not app settings? I’ll have to look when I can head out at lunch or when I leave. I could have sworn I looked through the lock features and didn’t see anything about walk away lock. But again, new to the UI so I may have missed it.

Yes, setting on the center screen. Some categories have a submenu (gear on top right). Walk away is in the submenu. Also, navigation has it's own settings on the left side of the screen (media needs to be minimized to see the icon).
 

Rockster

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Oct 22, 2013
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McKinney, TX
I just verified that even with walk away door lock turned on if you turn your phone off while in the car (or, say, the battery dies) and you get out and walk away from your Model 3, the car will not lock.
 
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TT97

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Aug 6, 2017
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Los Angeles
I just verified that even with walk away door lock turned on if you turn your phone off while in the car (or, say, the battery dies) and you get out and walk away from your Model 3, the car will not lock.

The car needs to verify you leave the car with Bluetooth connected. It will lock while Bluetooth is still connected as long as you (and the phone) are out of the vehicle.
 
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diamond.g

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Nov 5, 2015
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Moyock, NC
I just verified that even with walk away door lock turned on if you turn your phone off while in the car (or, say, the battery dies) and you get out and walk away from your Model 3, the car will not lock.
Someone else said that is cause the doors are already locked when your phone dies therefore it doesn't try to lock again as it doesn't see the phone leave after the doors are unlocked.

EDIT: or what @TT97 said...
 

Scrutmonkey

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Mar 29, 2018
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California

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