Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Walk-Away Door Lock

Doors and trunks can automatically lock whenever you walk away carrying your authenticated phone or paired key fob (if ordered after approximately October 1, 2019).

To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Locks > Walk-Away Door Lock.

When the doors lock, the exterior lights flash once and the mirrors fold (if equipped with the premium package and Fold Mirrors is on).

To also hear a confirmation sound whenever Model 3 locks, touch Controls > Locks > Lock Confirmation Sound > ON.

Model 3 does not automatically lock if:

  • An authenticated phone or paired key fob is detected inside Model 3.
  • You are not using an authenticated phone or paired key fob as the key, and walk away carrying the key card or unpaired key fob.

    When using the key card you must manually lock Model 3 by tapping the key card against the door pillar. When using an unpaired key fob (sold as an accessory), you must manually lock Model 3 by pressing the lock button.

  • A door or trunk is not fully closed.

Note: If all doors are closed and Model 3 was automatically unlocked by your authenticated phone or paired key fob, walk-away locking is temporarily suspended for one minute. If you open a door within this minute, it will not relock until all the doors are closed and you have walked away with the authenticated phone or paired key fob.

Note: If Model 3 detects an authenticated key for five minutes after you exit the vehicle and close all doors, Walk-Away Lock disables and will not lock when you leave with the key. You will need to manually lock your vehicle until after your next drive.

Drive Away Locking

Model 3 automatically locks all doors (including the trunks) whenever your driving speed exceeds 5 mph (8 km/h).

Child-Protection Lock

Model 3 has child-protection locks on the rear doors to prevent them from being opened using the interior release buttons. On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Locks > Child Lock.

Note: It is recommended that you turn childprotection locks on whenever children are seated in the rear seats.

Unlock on Park

When you stop Model 3 and engage the Park gear, you can choose to unlock all doors. To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Locks > Unlock on Park.

Note: If set to OFF, you can unlock all doors by pressing the Park button a second time after engaging the Park gear.

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