Maybe it's been assumed you can put it in but not take it out. Totally serious here.. I know you need it unlocked to remove the handle.Does not seem right. I can open the charge port without unlocking the car. X100D, software 2018.10.4. I'm not aware of any setting for this.
When the car is locked (Model S), you can open the charge port using the button on the charging connector and charge. But you can't remove the charging connector without unlocking the car.
With the car locked, you're not supposed to be able to open or close the charge port just with the button on the charging connector. That would allow just anybody to do that.
I have that problem at work. A coworker plugs in at work and leaves before me. When they press the button on their mobile connector my charge port opens even though I am not there and my s is locked. How do I prevent this. Another coworkers 3 parked nearby does not do this.
Yes I dont like having my charge port left open between when he leaves and I do. It could accidentally be damaged by someone walking by. Also I work for what may be considered a competitor and not everyone there loves my tesla like I do, an open port could invite trouble.
On my Model S, I can click the button on the mobile connector and it will pop open the charging door even when vehicle is locked. That doesn't work on my Model X: it has to be unlocked first. Is that by design, a defect in my car or is there a setting I'm missing?