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Walk away lock: Is there a way to leave a person in the car?

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by MrFusion, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. MrFusion

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    So often times I will park the car and need to run into a location for just a few minutes. Does the car know if a passenger has been left in the car so it won’t lock or sound the alarm? Seems like if I walk away the car will lock with the person inside and then if the person opens the door the alarm will go off.
     
  2. Revelation

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    Activate Dog Mode and you won't have any issues.
     
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  3. sduck

    sduck Mr. Duck

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    Just have them touch the screen right after you get out.
     
  4. doghousePVD

    doghousePVD My grandfather’s car

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    I don’t think it’s possible to lock anybody in any, for safety reasons. One can always open a door from the inside.
     
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  5. joebruin77

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    Assuming you use your cell phone as your "key", just leave your cell phone in the car with the passenger.
     
  6. eladts

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    That's not always desirable, especially in supercharging stops. I actually witnessed a triggered alarm in a supercharger as the driver left for a walk with his dog and the passenger opened the door to get out.
     
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  7. akidesir

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    I usually just leave the door open just slight one cm so the passenger can enjoy the music, surf the internet inside the car when I (the driver) walk away
     
  8. Occhis

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    So if I leave any door ajar, the alarm will not set?
     
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    Mrcarcrazy Many Leather bound books.

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    from my exp. yes that’s true.
     
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    Do this all the time and never have to do anything. It's never been an issue.
     
  11. Occhis

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    Good to know, b/c I unknowingly locked my wife in the car on Saturday by leaving the car with my phone. I walked about 50 yards away when the alarm went off as she opened her door to exit. She said the noise inside the car was so loud it was almost unbearable. Screen flashing at full brightness and audio playing at full volume. She said if anyone tried to steal the car with all that racket there is no way they could stand it.
     
  12. Black306

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    Ditto. The seats have weight sensors and [I assume] that’s why the car doesn’t lock when I leave someone in the car. My car is set to honk the horn when walking away/locking and it doesn’t do that when I leave someone in the car.

    @Occhis, I wonder if the alarm went off cause a seat sensor didn’t register your wife sitting in a seat.
     
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  13. ZappCatt

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    Yep, I am 99% sure this is expected behavior. My son has had this happen to him a couple of times when I went in to grab a coffee and he unexpectedly tried to open the door, or has been slow to leave the car after we get home(and it has already locked).
     
  14. TydalForce

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    You can also set Camp Mode; I do this when I'm doing something in the garage and want the music to keep playing (but I'm walking away frequently)
     
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  15. Big Earl

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    Sure. Turn off walk-away lock and/or the alarm system. Both options are available in the car settings menu under LOCKS and SECURITY respectively.
     
  16. Birdman325

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    After I walk away from the car and I hear the car lock, I unlock the car from the app on my phone. The car stays unlocked and if a passenger who is waiting in the car opens the door, no alarm.
     
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  17. Occhis

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    Guess I’ll be conscious of that in the future.
     
  18. Need

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    Interesting. I did not know that.
     
  19. giantshark18

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    In these instances,I turn off Bluetooth before I leave the car. Then my car does not know I have left and leaves on the screen and climate control. I turn it back on when I get back in the car.
     
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  20. sduck

    sduck Mr. Duck

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    It used to be that if you left a passenger in the car, they could touch the screen right after you closed the driver door and the car would recognize that there was someone in it and be cool. Is that not the case anymore?
     

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