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I currently have a Mazda and it automatically locks when I have the key in my pocket and walk away from it. Does anyone know if the ID.4 does this as well? It's amazingly handy when your hands are full to not have to set stuff down to either hit the button on the door or reach for the key in your pocket. Thanks in advance.
 

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Agree. My wife has this with there CX-9. Wish my daughter's Civic had the same.

I typically leave my key in the cupholder when parked in my garage. Curious to what the ID.4 does in this circumstance.
 

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I have no idea why VW would change this part of their behaviors as since at least my 2007 VW, the car doesn't automatically lock when the key leaves the vicinity (unless default programming has been changed) unless the car was unlocked and then doors were never opened after unlocking.

Also, from at least 2012 and newer, if the last-used key is left inside an unlocked vehicle, the vehicle will remain unlocked. A secondary key left inside a vehicle will NOT prevent the first key from locking it from the outside. (You CAN lock your spouse's key inside the vehicle if your key was used last to run the car or lock the doors).

Additionally, your pets or kids will NOT be able to start the car with the secondary key that you left inside the car with them when you locked it.

See @ID.Furkan's helpful posting of info from the actual manual for more detail.
 

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Car doesnt close itself after a drive. It will close itself if you didnt open the doors.

Manual says:

Vehicle locks itself automatically
The vehicle locks again automatically after approximately 45 seconds if one of the following conditions applies:
鈥 The vehicle was unlocked but not opened.
鈥 The ignition was not switched on.
鈥 The boot lid was not opened.
鈥 The vehicle was unlocked by means of the lock cylinder.
鈥 The vehicle was locked with the control button in the vehicle interior.

so no auto-lock after a drive..
 
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Thanks for referencing the manual, @ID.Furkan, it also reminds me to verify with published data before I answer.
 

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... I typically leave my key in the cupholder when parked in my garage. Curious to what the ID.4 does in this circumstance.
hmm, it has been suspected over the years for some EVs, that 12V battery exhaustion was caused by a key too close to the car when parked. May not be an issue for ID.4, but use caution, a key left in the car might ask some computers/systems to stay awake, instead of going into their normal low power mode or sleep state.
 

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hmm, it has been suspected over the years for some EVs, that 12V battery exhaustion was caused by a key too close to the car when parked. May not be an issue for ID.4, but use caution, a key left in the car might ask some computers/systems to stay awake, instead of going into their normal low power mode or sleep state.
I think this happened to me last night. Left the key in the cup holder and have a low 12v battery message today.
 

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hmm, it has been suspected over the years for some EVs, that 12V battery exhaustion was caused by a key too close to the car when parked. May not be an issue for ID.4, but use caution, a key left in the car might ask some computers/systems to stay awake, instead of going into their normal low power mode or sleep state.
It鈥檚 a real thing in non EVs. Too I went camping once and one of my daughters wanted to sleep in the LR4. She slept all night in it with the key. Come morning the truck鈥檚 battery was dead. I would think that any vehicle that has a proximity key would have a similar issue.
 
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