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M3 now asking for the key card...why?

Stu986s

Member
Mar 10, 2020
25
21
Swindon
afternoon all

Since I picked up my M3 last March we have always used our phones as the key however last couple of times of using the car I have had to use the card. The phone app is still working, I can lock and unlock the car , start charges etc

Any ideas why this happened and anybody else experienced the same?

M3 is on software release 2020.48.35.5
 

Epico

Member
Aug 8, 2019
415
389
Hampshire
Mine has stopped reacting at all to my phone...even holding it up to the b pillar with the phone unlocked wont do anything...I have to use the app to unlock the car and then do a remote start from the app...last few days...fails every time...I'm on latest software update and have a galaxy S10 which I have never had any issues with until the last few days
 

Roy W.

Battery running low...
Jun 3, 2019
2,334
2,393
Derby, UK
Mine stopped seeing the phone after the update to 2020.48.35.5 a few days ago.

I removed the phone as a key and then added it again. It's working fine now.
 

M3BlueGeorgia

Active Member
Dec 10, 2018
1,400
1,283
Atlanta, GA
Mine has stopped reacting at all to my phone...even holding it up to the b pillar with the phone unlocked wont do anything...I have to use the app to unlock the car and then do a remote start from the app...last few days...fails every time...I'm on latest software update and have a galaxy S10 which I have never had any issues with until the last few days

Make sure the Tesla application is allowed to run in the background.
 

AndrewGR

Member
Oct 18, 2019
455
234
Oxfordshire, UK
I’ve noticed this problem if I’ve had the car sitting around for a while with the boot or a door open. After a few drives where the keycard had been demanded to drive, but not to unlock, operation by phone seems to revert to normal.
 

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