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Feature request - keep car unlocked at home location

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by techshopper, Aug 7, 2018.

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Would you like an option to not auto lock doors when car is parked at home?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. techshopper

    techshopper New Member

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    i prefer to keep car unlocked when parked at home, since it allows my son to get in the car before me. With auto locking this doesn't work. I don't want to disable auto locking feature, but would like to prevent it when parked at home
     
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  2. Stellavator

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    Yes please. Also, if others in the household have their phones set to use the car on occasion, when they go to the garage to get in another car, the M3 will unlock, then lock again when out of range. There should be a home geofence option so the car isnt sitting there responding to phones as they come and go from range in the house.
     
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  3. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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  4. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    For those that answered no to the polling question if Tesla provides this as an "optional" setting why would you be against it?
     
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  5. burnside

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    I don't get why this option hasn't happened yet. There is now an option to have your mirrors fold in the HomeLink settings but still no option to keep the doors unlocked???

    There are people who live in houses with garages that would like this option. ;)
     
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  6. EVnut

    EVnut DARΞLL

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    Late to the thread, but heck yeah! And what? There are folks who would like this to *not* be an option? Whatever.

    Reasons not to have it locked in my garage:
    I'm in and out of the thing quite a lot. I get really tired of the mirrors unfolding, the music and HVAC coming on EVERY dang time I pop in to get my glasses or hat.
    The charge port is always locked when I'm ready to charge or remove the connector. WHY? WHY is the port locked while I'm in my garage?
     
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  7. SoCalDriver

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    Yes, I have wished we had this
     
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    Always wished for this.
     
  9. AlasCon

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    Still not an option, even with the amazing updates in 2019.40.50. I sure hope it’ll come some day, as the workarounds with e.g. a separate Garage Profile etc are just that: workarounds, meaning work, and too easy to forget.
     
  10. Knightshade

    Knightshade Well-Known Member

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    Elon specifically mentioned this a couple days ago on twitter- so I'd expect it'll show up eventually
     
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  11. bandwagon

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    Are the geofences specific/precise enough to differentiate between the garage vs the driveway? I would like this too, but often park outside as well so wouldnt want to risk not locking in that case.
     
  12. Yang_H

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    Just curious, could this problem be solved by keeping an extra keycard close to the car in garage? Keycards are very cheap to buy.
     
  13. synon2000

    synon2000 New Member

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    Yes, you can keep your key card in the car so that the car do not get locked in the garage.
     
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  14. Yang_H

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    see, I was hoping that keeping a keycard outside but close to the car will work.

    Anyway, I'm a new owner of a SR+, and found this locking/unlocking thing on Tesla trully is unnecessarily complicated still feel a bit confused.

    Maybe b/c Tesla really wants us to buy the key fob for $150 each - never knew a fob is so expensive.
     
  15. Kandiru

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    EV life has changed me.

    Today I just left the family minivan running in the grocery store parking lot for the 20th time, I blame Tesla.
    Of course half the cars are left running in winter, there are only two roads out of the county and take an hour either way:)
     
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    I paid more than that for a replacement fob for my 2010 Golf, and that wasn't even a proximity key.
     
  17. Incredulocious

    Incredulocious '11 LEAF → '13 RAV4EV → '18 Model 3

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    My experience is that the walkaway lock feature ignores whether you leave a keycard on the center console. I discovered this when having work done at a tire shop. You have to specifically disable the automatic walkaway lock feature – or put your phone in airplane mode before you walk away – another surprise.
     
  18. EVnut

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    If you unlock the door first with the card, this will work the way you expect. If you first open the door with your phone, then the car isn't so impressed with the card on the console.

    Typical situation for me: Get out of car and walk to counter. Car locks. Hand card to "the guy." Guy walks to car and unlocks with card, leaves it on console. Everything works as expected. This is certainly how it works at Tesla Service.
     
  19. EVnut

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    The card only "works" when it is within just a few mm's of one of the two sensors. Driver-side B pillar or console. Half an inch away is too far to register. So I'm afraid that "close" to the car is never going to work.
     
  20. EVnut

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    The easy answer is that no, it is not going to be that sensitive to be reliable... if you park just inside or just outside of a 2" thick door. That's the great part about having the *option* to set it though. If your concern overwhelms the convenience, then keep it as it is. OR! Get an app that alerts you when the doors are open. The Stats app works really well in this regard, and would solve your concern with choosing to use this option that sadly doesn't exist.
     

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