Submitted by PBEndo on August 4, 2013
My chargeport doesn't release the charging cable until I either manually unlock the doors or get closer to the front door for the car to detect the keyfob and unlock. Why is this? I approach my car from the back in my garage. If I press the button on the charging cable it will not release. I have to go past the cable to get closer to the front door so that the car will automatically unlock, or I have to press the unlock button on the keyfob. Then, when I press the button on the cable it will release. Is this normal?
When I approach the back of the locked car and press the rear hatch release it seems to automatically look for the keyfob and then unlock. Why doesn't the charge cable do the same? It seems reasonable that the charging cable lock should function the same as the other locks and open when the button is pressed in the presence of the fob.