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Probably a small issue, but I went to the bank this morning; when I got out of the car, I tried to lock the car using the handle. It didn't respond. After a number of attempts, I took the fob out and tried to lock the car - still no response. I decided to risk it and went into the bank. When I returned, the car didn't flash - presumably because it wasn't locked. It still didn't respond. I drove to my next destination, and everything was back to normal.

Anyone else experience this?
 

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key fob needed to re-synch with the vehicle... i read that somewhere on a FB post. can't say for sure.
 

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Probably a small issue, but I went to the bank this morning; when I got out of the car, I tried to lock the car using the handle. It didn't respond. After a number of attempts, I took the fob out and tried to lock the car - still no response. I decided to risk it and went into the bank. When I returned, the car didn't flash - presumably because it wasn't locked. It still didn't respond. I drove to my next destination, and everything was back to normal.

Anyone else experience this?
If one of the doors isn't shut all the way, the car will do this.
 

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Dumb question from me. How does one lock the vehicle using the handle? Is it touching under the little arrow in the door handle?
 

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btw: with my prior Audi it was just a light touch anywhere near the handle-lock location. I find with the ID.4 I have to be more precise and with a bit more pressure. Always there are things like this to relearn/get used to with new vehicles.

btw(2): I have my exterior door mirrors set to swing close upon door lock as not only for their protection but also visual confirmation of locking.
 

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A-position (interior handle) = Unlock
B-position (exterior handle) = Lock
Of course you can set your door(s) to auto-unlock as you approach.
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Dumb question from me. How does one lock the vehicle using the handle? Is it touching under the little arrow in the door handle?
 

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btw: with my prior Audi it was just a light touch anywhere near the handle-lock location. I find with the ID.4 I have to be more precise and with a bit more pressure. Always there are things like this to relearn/get used to with new vehicles.

btw(2): I have my exterior door mirrors set to swing close upon door lock as not only for their protection but also visual confirmation of locking.
I too used to use a bit of pressure on the grooves to lock my ID.4 but I was having trouble getting this to consistently work. I experimented a bit and found that a very light placement of the back of your hand on the grooves works flawlessly every time. I highly recommend giving it a try if locking the ID.4 frustrates you in the slightest.
 

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So since my optional post, things improved then took a wrong turn. Lock/auto-unlock worked flawlessly for 2 months, then has become finicky.

If I approach the car with the fob, it’ll unlock 50-60% of the time; same goes for the lift gate. Sometimes lifting the handle will unlock the car - sometimes I need to press unlock on the fob. I’ve checked settings and nothing has changed. It’s not a huge issue, but it is concerning that it’s changed from flawless performance to inconsistent.

Any ideas?
 

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So since my optional post, things improved then took a wrong turn. Lock/auto-unlock worked flawlessly for 2 months, then has become finicky.

If I approach the car with the fob, it’ll unlock 50-60% of the time; same goes for the lift gate. Sometimes lifting the handle will unlock the car - sometimes I need to press unlock on the fob. I’ve checked settings and nothing has changed. It’s not a huge issue, but it is concerning that it’s changed from flawless performance to inconsistent.

Any ideas?
I find that if my fob is next to my phone, that the phone seems to shield the fob from the car, and it doesn't work well.
 
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