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I’m coming from a Tesla Model 3 to the ID.4. I have a few questions -

1. I know the ID.4 supports auto-unlock when you walk up to it, but does it support auto-lock?
2. How can I easily keep the AC running if say I run into a convenience store for a minute on a hot day?
3. Has anyone else experience a bug where the seat massager randomly turns on when entering the car?
4. One other bug I’ve noticed, if I use the lower mirrors on reverse, it seems like the passenger mirror stays in the lowered position.


Overall, I really like the car. Main things I would change are more EV die-hard centric things such as -

1. Allow the car to default to “B” mode
2. Allow us to choose an increased amount of regen
3. Auto-hold (and disable creep)
 

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Welcome! Also, thanks for searching, it can be difficult to find what you want. There is so much here!

I’m coming from a Tesla Model 3 to the ID.4. I have a few questions -

1. I know the ID.4 supports auto-unlock when you walk up to it, but does it support auto-unlock?
I think you mean does it support auto-lock? Like when you walk away? The answer is unfortunately no, not yet. Please let your dealer know.
2. How can I easily keep the AC running if say I run into a convenience store for a minute on a hot day?
When you press park and unlock your seatbelt, the center screen will change to a goodbye screen. The top option is to leave the AC on.
3. Has anyone else experience a bug where the seat massager randomly turns on when entering the car?
There have been reports of this. I have had odd issues with it where I can't quite tell if it's off or just running very slowly, or if maybe the rollers didn't park where they're supposed to. I don't have answers though!
4. One other bug I’ve noticed, if I use the lower mirrors on reverse, it seems like the passenger mirror stays in the lowered position.
Interesting.


Overall, I really like the car. Main things I would change are more EV die-hard centric things such as -

1. Allow the car to default to “B” mode
2. Allow us to choose an increased amount of regen
3. Auto-hold (and disable creep)
Amen to all of your requests! At some point there is a max regen they can use without using the brakes because it's rear-wheel drive and hence it's rear-wheel regen. It would be...unfortunate to have the rears start sliding.
 

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Welcome! Also, thanks for searching, it can be difficult to find what you want. There is so much here!


I think you mean does it support auto-lock? Like when you walk away? The answer is unfortunately no, not yet. Please let your dealer know.

When you press park and unlock your seatbelt, the center screen will change to a goodbye screen. The top option is to leave the AC on.

There have been reports of this. I have had odd issues with it where I can't quite tell if it's off or just running very slowly, or if maybe the rollers didn't park where they're supposed to. I don't have answers though!
Interesting.




Amen to all of your requests! At some point there is a max regen they can use without using the brakes because it's rear-wheel drive and hence it's rear-wheel regen. It would be...unfortunate to have the rears start sliding.
Oh, the last thing I’ve really been missing is the ability to change (or add) percentage SoC to the display above the steering wheel. I used to use miles on my Model 3 and once people talked me into switching it from miles to SoC% it helped with my range anxiety massively.
 

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I don’t believe it can be changed. It shows percent when it gets down to like 10% it you can pull up the vehicle page on the touchscreen and the top page for charging shows percent.
 

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I don’t believe it can be changed. It shows percent when it gets down to like 10% it you can pull up the vehicle page on the touchscreen and the top page for charging shows percent.
Yeah I know. I took it on a 600 mile road trip this weekend and kept going there to look. I’m hoping they’ll add it via an OTA update.
 

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Oh, the last thing I’ve really been missing is the ability to change (or add) percentage SoC to the display above the steering wheel. I used to use miles on my Model 3 and once people talked me into switching it from miles to SoC% it helped with my range anxiety massively.

I wrote VW about this recently and said this is one of the ways they seem to be consciously lowering the quality of this car, and this omission unnecessarily induces range anxiety. It is particularly heinous when combined with the lack of an easily accessible trip odometer.
 

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4. One other bug I’ve noticed, if I use the lower mirrors on reverse, it seems like the passenger mirror stays in the lowered position.
Your list is a lot shorter than mine, but I think this item is addressable. Just rotate the mirror selector away from R (to center or L) and that should return the R mirror to its normal position.
 

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It will, but of course it thereafter needs to reside in the 'R' position (USA) to facilitate dipping the passenger mirror on reversing. This is a standard VAG implementation.

btw: SOC at all times, not just below 10%, on the steering wheel display was one of my items presented at my 60-day "check back."
Your list is a lot shorter than mine, but I think this item is addressable. Just rotate the mirror selector away from R (to center or L) and that should return the R mirror to its normal position.
 

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For your #4, in my VW I have to put the mirror switch out of the “R” position and back to neutral for it to tilt back up.

Sometimes it’ll go back up on its own when I shut off the ignition, and sometimes it doesn’t lol. The only way I’ve found to reliably get it to return back to its old position is to move the mirror switch back to neutral after I’m done backing up.
 

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I've had pretty much all of your issues except for the seat massaging problem. My right mirror never reliably returns to the correct position regardless of the mirror selector switch. I'm coming from the same car too - it's tough. Hopefully the next OTA update fixes all of these issues.
 

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btw: SOC at all times, not just below 10%, on the steering wheel display was one of my items presented at my 60-day "check back."
Interesting - did you give feedback to your dealer or VWoA at your 60 day checkup appointment? My dealer didn't solicit any feedback from me at mine - maybe they had already heard enough :)
 

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The President of my dealership group asked me at delivery to maintain contact and provide feedback as "you're our first ID.4 customer and this vehicle is very important to us for the future of VW." So .... I did. ;) He thanked me and said he intended to pass it along to VWoA thru his channels.
My salesman has been good about periodically checking in with me as well and passing along other owner questions/insight. I of course also pointed him to this forum. :)
Folks are probably tired of my posting this by now, but in case not ...
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Interesting - did you give feedback to your dealer or VWoA at your 60 day checkup appointment? My dealer didn't solicit any feedback from me at mine - maybe they had already heard enough :)
 

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Oh, the last thing I’ve really been missing is the ability to change (or add) percentage SoC to the display above the steering wheel. I used to use miles on my Model 3 and once people talked me into switching it from miles to SoC% it helped with my range anxiety massively.
I'd love to have battery % there, too. It has the symbol to give you some idea, but the actual number would be great.
 
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I too really really would love having the actual percentage available in the binnacle, I cannot comprehend why so many EVs are like this and refuse to show actual percentage in the binnacle.

Also, would very much like having a kW meter in the binnacle, to see exactly how much energy I'm currently using (or getting back from regen).
 

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I too really really would love having the actual percentage available in the binnacle,
Agreed, displaying the actual percentage remaining in battery is better than showing a tiny battery symbol which sort of indicates the amount of charge, subject to interpretation. My '17 Bolt EV shows miles of range remaining. The Pro I bought on Saturday (couldn't wait for my reservation to arrive) doesn't seem to give nearly as much info related to charging and energy use as my old Bolt. Sure hope VW rectifies this by showing both % of battery charge and miles of range estimate on future updates. An additional energy screen would be helpful as well.
 

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Agreed, displaying the actual percentage remaining in battery is better than showing a tiny battery symbol which sort of indicates the amount of charge, subject to interpretation. My '17 Bolt EV shows miles of range remaining. The Pro I bought on Saturday (couldn't wait for my reservation to arrive) doesn't seem to give nearly as much info related to charging and energy use as my old Bolt. Sure hope VW rectifies this by showing both % of battery charge and miles of range estimate on future updates. An additional energy screen would be helpful as well.
It would also be nice if the steering column display showed the trip odometer.
 
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