Submitted by exPGAhacker on November 19, 2013
My wife's Model S that was just delivered in September was in service for a few delivery fixes last week and she drove mine for those couple days. She remarked to me that my door handles reacted to my FOB much better than her car. I wasn't quite buying it, thinking her FOB gets buried in her purse behind levels of stuff and that was probably the culprit. So when we got her car back, I put the FOB in my pocket and approached her car. Nothing. The auto present handles didn't open until I touched the handle. So I tried it again from a different angle. Same result. I then put my FOB in my pocket and approached my car and bingo... handles opened as I approached. We asked about it at the service center and were told that some FOBs react differently and we were okay with that.
But this morning, after I updated to the new 5.8, my handles wouldn't open until I touched them physically. I tried it again and as I walked between the two cars in the garage, nothing. In the past, just walking by my car would activate the handles.
Anyone out there notice a similar issue?