Car locking itself

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Post by Hartley66 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:59 am

Did you get this sorted? M6 car has started doing similar and is so annoying. I’m one month out of warranty and they want to charge a fortune just to do a diagnostic. Looking at this forum it seems the central locking is causing many issues for the Karoq but I can’t seem to find what the actual fault is

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Post by atariman » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:15 am

Sounds like the car not communicating with the keyfob reliably. Try replacing keyfob battery.

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Post by Queensta71 » Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:41 pm

Hi, I’m having the same issues 18 plate Karoq, left keys in the car, opened boot to get bags out, car locked itself, but wing mirrors still out. Had to get my father in law to fetch spare keys..

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Post by leo11 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:15 pm

Same issue here, any info on possible fix??

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Post by kodiaq » Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:58 am

The more I read about Skoda problems on this and the Kodiaq forum. the more worried I am getting about getting another Skoda. I change my car about every year and Karoq's time is up.
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Post by CJJE » Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:48 pm

I'm still surprised that cars are locking with the keys inside. The one time I put a bag in the boot of mine with the car keys in it, I was struggling to understand why the tailgate refused to close! Until I realised and took the keys out.

And I don't think that software problems are just Skoda (or VAG) problems. I'd suspect that all cars are much the same nowadays, it's just that we are more aware of the Skoda bugs.
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Post by SkoKar19 » Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:54 am

I have a 2019 Skoda Karoq and this keeps happening to me. I’ve had to call the AA out several times as my keys have been locked in the car when I got out to drop something off. I spoke to the Skoda Garage when I brought it in for servicing and was told to replace the key fob batteries. But this hasn’t worked. Often, when I get into the car, it says “key fob not detected”. I have to click the unlock button on my keyfob and then I am able to start my car. Also, the keyless entry often doesn’t work.

Yesterday, I arrived at work and the warning “electronic parking brake error” flashed up. Skoda Assist sent someone out who said everything worked fine as soon as he reset the system. But it has happened again this morning.

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Post by Karoq » Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:09 pm

Vehicle locking itself.

My Karoq locks all the doors and boot, by itself. Mirrors stay out, even though vehicle locked. Does this within 10 seconds of getting out. Keys locked in vehicle. Luckily spare available.
Definitely a fault. Not been to the garage yet. Vehicle just over one year old.

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Post by Aussiepepe » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:27 am

I have the exact same problem. There is no pattern as to when or how. Looking for answers

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Post by D82Shell » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:45 am

I had this issue with my Karoq sportline so thought I would post the fix that resolved mine. The resolution for mine was a faulty sensor in the drivers door locking unit. This was fixed under warranty by my local skoda dealership by fitting a new door lock unit. The dealership were able to identify the fault as it was in the fault log.

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