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Model 3 Trunk Vulnerable to burglar!!!Owners be aware!!!

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by BezosBlue, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. BezosBlue

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    Long story short, my bag got robbed from Model 3 trunk earlier this week.

    Model 3 Owners be aware!!!

    Go to your lock setting to check if you've disabled the Unlock on park feature. If this is enabled, Trunk unlocked whenever you park. Since they rushed you out in 5 minutes, I didn't know it and paid my premium.
    Disable this feature so at least the trunk stay locked when you park. Checking surrounding before you get off the car.

    When you open the door, no matter you enabled or disabled this feature, the trunk will unlock. If a burglar is nearby your car, your chance of get your belongings robbed is extremely high.

    Don't keep your valuable in the trunk even when you are in the car.

    Frunk is safer in this case but it is not in long term as it can be forced open as well.

    Tesla confirmed that they design the trunk to be automatically unlocked when doors open for convenience.

    How stupid that the engineers would think the world is so beautiful that security of the trunk is not a first priority!
     
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  2. Candleflame

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    eh what...?
    Like... do burglars just go around and test every booth of every car they come across?Oo
     
  3. Derek Kessler

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    The trunk, like your doors, also locks when you walk out of range. It's only unlocked when you're nearby. It's not stupid.
     
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  4. BezosBlue

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    For the cars I owned before Tesla. Trunk never unlock by itself, only when I want it to.
    In this case, if burglars follow you to when you park the car, the trunk is vulnerable.
    Tried it for yourself. Don't start defend for Tesla. They even admitted it.
     
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  5. BezosBlue

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    No. If it is already parked and locked, I believe it is somewhat safe.
    In my case, I was just come to a stop and burglars followed me. While I am still in the car, trunk is already unlocked. They simply openned it and took my bag.
     
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    Robbery is theft plus force or threat of force. No one was robbed. Definitely not your bag. It may have been stolen... And I'm sorry to tell you that any door can be forced open. Also, if you allow someone to enter your trunk and steal something while you are in the car... well... Good luck in life friend.
     
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  7. Trevor B

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    Huh? This makes no sense ... so you were in the car when somebody opened the trunk? :eek:
     
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  8. Dr. J

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    In a similar thread on M3OC, the owner claimed to have stopped in a company-owned parking area in preparation for a job interview. I guess this is another PSA. ;)
     
  9. Point 3

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    Interesting
     
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    How are people confused about this?

    If the driver pulls into a parking spot. Places car in park. All doors unlock. Including the trunk.

    If someone knows this. They can simply walk behind the car, wait until you place it park, and quickly open your trunk and snatch anything in it and run away.

    It’s an oversight on tesla’s Part that the trunk unlocks when the driver is not outside the vehicle.
     
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  11. Point 3

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    And if it happened to me in a “big company parking lot” and I was still in my car I would put it in drive and follow the person “running away”, while dialing 911 and direct the police right to the “robber”

    Not confused at all.
     
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  12. Linkeds2

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    Others are confused as to why unlocking a trunk when you are not next to it is a bad design.

    Chasing someone on foot while your in a car. And trying to dial 911 is also easier said than done
     
  13. Point 3

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    Ok I’ll play along.

    If you have 911 in your contacts you simply use voice command “call 911”

    Really couldn’t be any easier

    Remember we are in a “big company parking lot” not some back alley

    Do you actually drive a Model 3?
     
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    Not confused at all. A lot of vehicles like older SUVs often had their liftgate unlocked when the car was unlocked. Is it dumb, sure. Just be aware of your surroundings.
     
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  15. Point 3

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    I will admit I’m a little confused about who drives with their “bag” in the trunk.

    I know many people who don’t want to carry their “bag” place it in the trunk after they arrive at their destination.
     
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    I pick my M3 up on Tuesday. I don’t think I need a M3 to know what a electronic trunk lock, burglar, and 911 is though.

    Are you saying that you’ve had a situation like this happen to you before thus you’ve memorized the exact actions you’d take?

    Cuz personally, I’d panic first, and continue my initial motions of exiting my car, and hen proceed to chase the guy down on foot. Just being realistic
     
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    I know this is unusual for sedans, but my old station wagon (MB E320) unlocked the hatch when the door was opened. And I think my wife's several SUV's were similar. In fact, I don't think the Highlander or Subaru automatically locked the hatch, so it would often be possible to pop the hatch when someone is stopped in traffic. Since I haven't heard of a rash of thefts from occupied cars, I find it hard to believe there are many thieves willing to risk getting caught for the possibility of some hidden bounty, especially in a concealed carry state like Texas.
     
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  18. Point 3

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    There’s an old saying “if it doesn’t make sense, it’s probably not true”

    I think we are being trolled here folks
     
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  19. Eddyrelik

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    Guys, if we can get back to a solution here hahaha. Because now I’m curious too. OP mentioned the unlock in Park setting...

    So if we turn this off, we’re good? Does that mean I can’t go to trunk after I Park from outside and open myself?
     
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