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I was recently waiting for someone whilst sat in the car, with the key in my pocket. I had a low battery so I turned off the car. This left the radio running so I opened the drivers door and closed it again to turn the radio off and let the car think I had left.

About 5-10 minuets later the car locked itself and folded in the wing mirrors. I was still sat inside the car with the key in my pocket.

I took the key out and waved it around but the car did not register that the key was inside the car.

I tried to open the car door from the inside and it would not open. I also tried to press the door unlock button on the drivers door and this had no effect.

The only way I could unlock the door was to press the button on the key.

Very worrying considering the could have been a child trapped in there etc..

Fon
 

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I agree. Children should not be left in a car unless it has ‘dog mode’ activated.

Or you live in the late 1980s and it’s fine to leave them alone in the car in a pub car park while you sink a few half’s...
 

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I was recently waiting for someone whilst sat in the car, with the key in my pocket. I had a low battery so I turned off the car. This left the radio running so I opened the drivers door and closed it again to turn the radio off and let the car think I had left.

About 5-10 minuets later the car locked itself and folded in the wing mirrors. I was still sat inside the car with the key in my pocket.

I took the key out and waved it around but the car did not register that the key was inside the car.

I tried to open the car door from the inside and it would not open. I also tried to press the door unlock button on the drivers door and this had no effect.

The only way I could unlock the door was to press the button on the key.

Very worrying considering the could have been a child trapped in there etc..

Fon
What's the issue?

It was just locking the car in case there was some fault and it was taking a precautionary approach. To unlock the car you ... unlock the car ....

The only problem here would be if, as you say, the key is in there and you can't get in from the outside. But you've not said if that is the case or not. If the key is inside, the car locks itself, can the keyless entry buttons on the outside open it?

Personally, I would go test that. Leave the spare key at the back of the house, and then do what you just did but stay outside. After it self-locks, with the key in, then try to use the keyless entry buttons. If it doesn't open, go get the spare and figure out what setting disables that, because if that is the case, then yes I would not care for that to happen if I was well away from my spare key.
 

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I went to a friends house, when I arrived I got out but left the key inside the car, on returning to the car a few minutes later I found that it was locked, had a bit of a panic but eventually managed to log in and unlock the door with the app, its nice to know that you can never lock yourself out as long as you have an internet connection.
 

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Did you try the door button?
 

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I went to a friends house, when I arrived I got out but left the key inside the car, on returning to the car a few minutes later I found that it was locked, had a bit of a panic but eventually managed to log in and unlock the door with the app, its nice to know that you can never lock yourself out as long as you have an internet connection.
I am due to pick my car up in a few days time but I think I might have read that the car has an LTE connection which may. Imply it has a router. If it does, is it possible to log on to tbe car without an internet connection ?
 

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I am due to pick my car up in a few days time but I think I might have read that the car has an LTE connection which may. Imply it has a router. If it does, is it possible to log on to tbe car without an internet connection ?
The Ioniq doesn't have WiFi and it would be a bad idea to expose the car in that way as easier to hack. Most telematic solutions create a secure tunnel to the cloud platform. The app connects over the Internet to the APIs published on the platform. Securing those APIs and platform is then the main challenge.

Incidentally, an exception to above is the Outlander which just creates a hotspot for the app to access.
 

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Just for reference, it is possible to lock your keys in the car, and lock yourself out. We did it at a service station the day after picking up our 38kW.

Both keys were inside (still attached to each other) the car was still "on", I.e. just got out quick to have a word with my wife in our other car, closed the door, locked straight away.

All our phone calls to the supplying garage, technical, Hyundai, said that this is not possible.

AA came out and managed to slide a hand pump up airbag in the top of the door and get it open enough to press the electric window button with a long thin object!!!

Viola!

Key never leaves my pocket now! ??
 

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Just for reference, it is possible to lock your keys in the car, and lock yourself out. We did it at a service station the day after picking up our 38kW.
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Key never leaves my pocket now! ??
Wow, thanks for the heads up. I think I will break this one gently to my wife. She has already got range anxiety before the new car has even arrived. This key thing might have been the final straw to make her turn against it and it would become the devil of a job to turn her around ;)
I'm sure she will get to love it .....
 

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Wow, thanks for the heads up. I think I will break this one gently to my wife. She has already got range anxiety before the new car has even arrived. This key thing might have been the final straw to make her turn against it and it would become the devil of a job to turn her around ;)
I'm sure she will get to love it .....
The good news is, no range anxiety!

It seems to do what it says in the tin.

I think in summer WLTP will be a breeze, as long as you are not hammering down the motorway.

So far I have done two long trips, DSG Morecambe to North Devon, 310 miles, and North Devon to Ealing and back in a day, 420 miles! Averaging 4.3 mpkWh over nearly 1000 miles! ?
 

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I went to a friends house, when I arrived I got out but left the key inside the car, on returning to the car a few minutes later I found that it was locked, had a bit of a panic but eventually managed to log in and unlock the door with the app, its nice to know that you can never lock yourself out as long as you have an internet connection.
Trouble is, the unlocking from the app doesn't work in the UK!
 

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It does for me:)
It does sort of work, but only if you lock the car with the app. If you lock the car with the key fob, the app won't unlock it. Which is odd.
So
1. Unlock with key fob, lock with app, you can then unlock with app.
2. If you haven't unlocked with the key fob, even if you then relock with the app, it still won't unlock with the app. Ie the starting position before doing unlocking with the app needs to be the car must be unlocked with the key fob
 

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It does sort of work, but only if you lock the car with the app. If you lock the car with the key fob, the app won't unlock it. Which is odd.
So
1. Unlock with key fob, lock with app, you can then unlock with app.
2. If you haven't unlocked with the key fob, even if you then relock with the app, it still won't unlock with the app. Ie the starting position before doing unlocking with the app needs to be the car must be unlocked with the key fob
That's not how mine works, doesn't matter if I lock with the key fob I can unlock with the app, perhaps they have changed the functionality on the later models.
 

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That's not how mine works, doesn't matter if I lock with the key fob I can unlock with the app, perhaps they have changed the functionality on the later models.
Its a UK thing to do with deadlocking according to Hyundai:
."This is a quite complex story. Cars in UK having a feature called deadlock. Deadlock can be applied only from the remote key- not from the app.
Once it's applied from remote key- the app cannot unlock the car. If you lock your car with the app- deadlock is not applied and you can also unlock. Not very nice- we know but technically not reliable in another way"
 
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