Well yeah when you lock/unlock the doors the parking lights will flash and you'll hear a beep. Not from the horn but an electronic beep. Though if you press lock twice, first will been then second press will sound the horn. The beep is not that loud especially in a busy street or parking lot, even with it set to loudest setting.It's a habit to hit the lock button every time I get out of the car. I hadn't even thought about an auto lock feature. Maybe I'll give it a try and see what happens. Is there any sort of indicator that it locked the doors? Horn or other sound? Lights flash?
yea i had the same problem. i had that issue 2 months ago. BUT... i also noticed it happen alot with rev 31.xx of the infotainment. after upgrade to 33, i rarely get the issue. my suggestion is to slow down getting out and stand next to your car until your door is closed before walking. i used to get out quickly and shut the door quickly and walk away. i think the sensor may not register you quickly enough if move in and out quickly even if youre still close to the car.hmm ok. I'm the only one in the car for the most part. maybe I'm just walking away too fast as the door shuts.
I'm the only person who uses my 3. I don't have passengers. I close the door and walk away at the same speed I do all the time; I'm definitely no Bruce Lee!!!! 95% of the time it beeps to say it's locked. However, this doesn't always work. I either walk back, open the drivers and door and close it again and then it works; or use the keyfob. It's no big deal but there's been a couple of occasions I've gone back to the car and it was unlocked.As long as you remain close to the car when you close the door, it will auto-lock when you walk away. Also, you have to be close when the last door closes, then walk away. Which door doesn't matter, it just depends on who has the fob in their pocket.
Heck, I'm trying to figure out how people always get away from the car with out the auto-lock kicking in. Maybe I need to move like Bruce Lee when I get out of my car. I get irritated that if I walk around the front of my car to throw away a water bottle, I have to unlock it to then get my backpack out of the back seat.
I have the keys in my left pocket too.... but I have a RHD car and yet it still plays up from time-to-time. Just glad I don't put them in my right pocket now heheSame happens to me sometimes. I think if my keys are in my left pocket it happens more, as I'm in between the car and Fob as I'm stepping away while closing the door. But I have not had the problem when my keys are in my right pocket.
Just happen to us. Mazda MX5 13 Plate. The walk away locking has stopped working. I have tested, reset the settings, etc and have proved the function no longer works. Vehicle is now booked in under warranty.Does anyone else have problems with the walk away lock not always working? I'm not sure why this happens but sometimes I'll walk away from my car and the doors don't lock automatically.