Atlant· Registered User
The latch/lock mechanisms of the ID.4 doors are excessively complex and represent another area where the designers threw away 100 years of automotive engineering practice in favor of “Wow! Wouldn't it be KEWL if we did this…”I have a "fun" problem which is unique to my car. Recently my driver door handle died. The emergency release works, but electronic part is not working. I have taken the car to the service a week ago to diagnose for this problem and now just waiting for the handle part to come in. Since I wasn't given an estimate when the part may arrive I decided to keep driving the car. Opening the door is a bit of hassle and driver door cannot be locked anymore, but this isn't as bad of an issue as the door may randomly open during the drive. It wouldn't be so much of an issue if it opened slightly but stay latched, but it can actually swing open if it happens during the turn so I keep my hand ready on the handle. So, yes, it will be eventually fixed, but I am really concerned with these electronic doors, the behavior of the faulty electronic mechanism and their longevity.
And I would NEVER drive a car where the door can fully unlatch randomly but that's just me.