Another Audi feature

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at
Wed Dec 24 13:33:40 PST 2008

Well, I guess I am missing the point here. 

If I unlock the doors of my car with the remote, get in, start it up, and move the car 15 feet, assuming the doors lock (which they
only do when you hit 15 mph), when I then get out of the car, the driver's door unlocks. I then close the door, car running. The door
will not just automatically re-lock itself. I have done the same thing when cleaning snow off my driveway. Clear behind my car, start 
it, move it to the street, leaving it running to warm up, go back to shoveling, come back, open the door, get in. No problem. Maybe 
it only works that way with my car. The other thing is, if you have to be going 15 mph for it to autolock, well, would the OP really have
been going that fast in his snow-covered driveway?

As far as the timed re-lock, I again don't see what's wrong with that, although our Honda Odyssey - which has the same feature - has
a VERY short timeframe. About the amount of time it takes me to walk from my study - where I have pushed the unlock button - out
the front door, down the walk and to the car - about 15 seconds! The Audi is more like a minute.

 Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA

From: Mark R <speedracer.mark at>
To: Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at>
Cc: "Bares, Vittorio" <Vittorio.Bares at>; Richard Thomsen <rajemez at>; quattro at
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:09:04 AM
Subject: Re: Another Audi feature

"I moved the snow in front of my cars, and then moved the cars forward so
that I could remove the snow around where they were sitting. I left the
car running while I got rid of the snow behind, so the car could warm"

Insert Dan's foot for not reading.  =)

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 9:39 PM, Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at> wrote:

I'd still like to understand how this feature caused the driver's door to lock while the car was standing still.

 Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA

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