Submitted by bobgriswold on January 22, 2013
I have been using the walk-away door lock feature of my Model S since I got my car right before Christmas and have not had any problem with it - until today. I parked in the garage at work, and went inside as usual. At the end of the day, as I walked up to the car, I noticed that my door handles were out (usually they only come out when I get within a foot or two of the car). I opened the door and got in, and was relieved to see that my Canon 5D Mark III camera was still on the floor between my front seats. At first I thought that I must have imagined it, but when I put the car in reverse, the car warned me that my back right door was ajar! Someone actually opened my car and didn't close the door fully. Thank God that nothing was stolen!
Do not trust the walk-away door locks! Software is software, and software always has bugs. For something as important as locking your car, I will never trust some software program that someone wrote that has obviously not been fully tested yet. From now on, I'll take the time to tap my key fob and lock my doors!
Has anyone else had this problem?