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Car broken into, kind of....

Had my 500x cross for a year and half now and its great. Lots and lots of small problems with it, electrics, boot latch, breaks but love the car!

I have the keyless entry version and have found quite a few times when I have come to the car the next day that its unlocked. Presuming its just me, I now make a massive effort to lock it with the fob and watch the lights flash. This morning came out to mind my doors open and the content of my boot stolen. No damage to the car so it must have been unlocked and the keyless fob on the 3rd floor of the house so it couldn't have been hijacked.

Is is possible there is a fault with the car? I've never forgotten to lock any other car over years. Any one ever noticed anything like this before?
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Re: Car broken into, kind of....

Interesting one.

When locking - apart from watching for the lights flash, have you physically checked one of the rear door handles ?

Do you have a spare fob - where is it kept ?

Is it possible the fob you use is being sat on or otherwise nudged wherever you keep it ?

I keep mine in a sturdy leather pouch on my belt ( think Zippo lighter style pouch but a few mm longer ) because I hate fobs in my pocket - too big and too easy to activate accidentally.

Also - when you lock by using the fob - is the boot actually locking at all ? Only way to check would be to lock car - take fob a safe distance from car, leave it there and walk back to car and check that boot IS actually locked ?
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Re: Car broken into, kind of....

Thanks for the reply. I have checked the back doors are locked, but I haven't check the boot. I have been sending my girlfriend out to check the doors so I didn't go near it with the fob. Spare key is up stairs so not that. It is possible that the key gets sat on etc over night I suppose. We'll just have to get into a routine of checking the car every time we lock it once the keys are in the house. Cheers
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Re: Car broken into, kind of....

You can check it is locked with the key in your possession. When you press the button on the front of the door handle, the sensor on the back of it is disabled for a couple of seconds. So you can grab the handle and give it a tug to see if the door is locked.

However, the range of the key seems to be variable. My flat is on the second floor and the car's probably 30 or so metres away. This is out of the key's range. But when I visit my parents' house, the car being on the other side of the front door and a brick wall a couple of metres away is not enough. So I have to take the key upstairs to my bedroom instead of leaving it in the key bowl by the front door.
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Re: Car broken into, kind of....

May have been the victim of one of the range extending devices described on another thread. See if you can get a lidded aluminium box to keep the keys in. You can check whether it works by standing by the car door with the key in the box and trying to unlock it. I found wrapping the key in foil was effective, but a box would be more convenient. The lid must give a good metal to metal seal though.
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Re: Car broken into, kind of....

There is also an option in the vehicle setting on uConnect that enables/disables the operation of the boot lock with respect to the door locks.

I've not played with this setting (I have mine set to ALL) but it might? be that the boot lock is set to independent in which case you will need to operate the boot lock/unlock button on the key fob.
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