Model 3 Trunk Vulnerable to burglar!!!Owners be aware!!!

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Long story short, my bag got robbed from Model 3 trunk earlier this week.

Model 3 Owners be aware!!!

Go to your lock setting to check if you've disabled the Unlock on park feature. If this is enabled, Trunk unlocked whenever you park. Since they rushed you out in 5 minutes, I didn't know it and paid my premium.
Disable this feature so at least the trunk stay locked when you park. Checking surrounding before you get off the car.

When you open the door, no matter you enabled or disabled this feature, the trunk will unlock. If a burglar is nearby your car, your chance of get your belongings robbed is extremely high.

Don't keep your valuable in the trunk even when you are in the car.

Frunk is safer in this case but it is not in long term as it can be forced open as well.

Tesla confirmed that they design the trunk to be automatically unlocked when doors open for convenience.
 
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Long story short, my bag got robbed from Model 3 trunk earlier this week.

Model 3 Owners be aware!!!

Go to your lock setting to check if you've disabled the Unlock on park feature. If this is enabled, Trunk unlocked whenever you park. Since they rushed you out in 5 minutes, I didn't know it and paid my premium.
Disable this feature so at least the trunk stay locked when you park. Checking surrounding before you get off the car.

When you open the door, no matter you enabled or disabled this feature, the trunk will unlock. If a burglar is nearby your car, your chance of get your belongings robbed is extremely high.

Don't keep your valuable in the trunk even when you are in the car.

Frunk is safer in this case but it is not in long term as it can be forced open as well.

Tesla confirmed that they design the trunk to be automatically unlocked when doors open for convenience.

How stupid that the engineers would think the world is so beautiful that security of the trunk is not a first priority!
It also locks when you walk away and the doors lock. So if you are seeing your trunk not lock with the doors, something is wrong. Either it was not latched, doors also were not locked or something is not working correctly.
 

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That’s been my experience as well. I walk away about 20ft or so, I get the lock chirp sound and the trunk, frunk and doors are all locked.
 

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It also locks when you walk away and the doors lock. So if you are seeing your trunk not lock with the doors, something is wrong. Either it was not latched, doors also were not locked or something is not working correctly.
Trunk shouldn't be unlocked unless you want to.

If you are followed by a thief, they have enough time to take your belongings before you can react.
 

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So you had someone get into the trunk and take something out while you were in the car, or within feet of it?
 

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I'm perfectly happy with the options the way they are. I don't want to have to go to an extra step to unlock the trunk after getting out of the car. If you had someone so brave to open your trunk and steal your bag with you in the car, you might consider yourself very lucky that you are unharmed and all they got was your bag. There is a lock icon on the top left of the screen. You can lock the car while you are sitting or camping or whatever else is going on.
 

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Seriously, is someone is going to ‘break-in’ to a car with people in it, that is not some place I would be parking and leaving the car!
I stopped at a parking lot of a big company where I was going to have an job interview there.
It doesn't really matter. HPD are useless and these kind of crime become more and more common.
 

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I'm perfectly happy with the options the way they are. I don't want to have to go to an extra step to unlock the trunk after getting out of the car. If you had someone so brave to open your trunk and steal your bag with you in the car, you might consider yourself very lucky that you are unharmed and all they got was your bag. There is a lock icon on the top left of the screen. You can lock the car while you are sitting or camping or whatever else is going on.
Wouldn't it be nice if they can default the trunk stay locked? It can be unlocked when you approach it with your phone/key card.
That'd be much safer.
 

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Wouldn't it be nice if they can default the trunk stay locked? It can be unlocked when you approach it with your phone/key card.
That'd be much safer.
I don't totally disagree with this, but it would have required another bluetooth receiver on the back if you want it to unlock automatically when you walk up and push the button. Or you would have to pull your phone out and hit unlock which I definitely do not want to do.
 

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I don't totally disagree with this, but it would have required another bluetooth receiver on the back if you want it to unlock automatically when you walk up and push the button. Or you would have to pull your phone out and hit unlock which I definitely do not want to do.
There are 4 BT receivers. I believe on in each side mirror and possibly one each in the trunk and frunk region.

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/5-bluetooth-connections-from-model-3.106954/
 

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@Brokedoc Yep - not sure what I was thinking when I said that, thanks for that tidbit. I'm not sure where the 4 are, probably need to go back and watch @Ingineer s videos to see if he called them out exactly. Just confirmed, phone in house, about 30 ft from car, trunk nor car would open. Phone in pocket, walked up to trunk first and it unlocks and open, mirrors stay folded, assume rest of car is still locked at this point.
 
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Seriously, is someone is going to ‘break-in’ to a car with people in it, that is not some place I would be parking and leaving the car!
If you're familiar with an area, and the area has such a reputation, then sure. But @reve brings up a good point. If thieves learn that Teslas automatically unlock the trunks when the cars are parked, that's information that they can potentially take advantage of.
 

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Long story short, my bag got robbed from Model 3 trunk earlier this week.

Model 3 Owners be aware!!!

Go to your lock setting to check if you've disabled the Unlock on park feature. If this is enabled, Trunk unlocked whenever you park. Since they rushed you out in 5 minutes, I didn't know it and paid my premium.
Disable this feature so at least the trunk stay locked when you park. Checking surrounding before you get off the car.
Yikes! Sorry you had this negative experience. Good advice and made me look at the Model 3 owners manual... as I’m still awaiting my car, I’m wondering if an owner could answer as to whether you can further disable “all doors unlocking” when you open any of the doors? If not, needs to be a feature request for sure...
 

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I stopped at a parking lot of a big company where I was going to have an job interview there.
It doesn't really matter. HPD are useless and these kind of crime become more and more common.
This big company probably has many cameras you can access to catch this robber.
Perhaps you can go back and check with them.