View Full Version : Another 09 nit to pick...
01-09-2009, 04:18 AM
Does anyone know if there is a way to have the rear hatch on the Avants unlock when you unlock all the doors? The fact that you can only open it from the fob or the door is just insane. It's a latch, like all the other doors, just let it be used like all the others.
VAG-COM? Dealer says they don't know of a way. Did Audi not do any user testing when they make decisions like this? My previous two Avants (and every other station wagon/truck I've ever had worked like you expect it to.
01-09-2009, 04:51 AM
SUPER annoying. idiotic when you think about it that you could only open the trunk by pressing the fob button.
the B6 (assume B7) unlocks the hatch when you unlock all the doors (i.e., on the second press of UNLOCK on the fob).
01-09-2009, 05:42 AM
yes. no worky.
01-09-2009, 05:44 AM
yes, that's the way it worked on my B6, B7, and former Subie, Toyota, etc.
01-09-2009, 06:30 AM
that and saving money in futile hope the B8 S4 Avant will come to the US someday...
01-09-2009, 06:43 AM
<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/156111/img_0544.jpg"></center><p>What are you planning to do with it unlocked if you don't intend to actually open it? I have prestige so I have electronic open and am very satisified with it's functionality.
01-09-2009, 06:45 AM
At least it does on the Prestige...
01-09-2009, 06:54 AM
yes, the latch in the license plate recess. what you should be able to do is unlock all doors, walk up to it, grab that latch and open it up. but you can't. some pointy-headed Audi engineer (apologies to all non-pointy headed engineers) made this bone-headed decision that it shouldn't work like every %$$%^^%$ hatch in the world.
01-09-2009, 06:59 AM
Yah but if you have to grab the latch to open it and that's when it senses your hand, unlocks and opens then what's the problem??? I really don't get it dude..
01-09-2009, 07:01 AM
so that glove compartment and hatch is locked out?
01-09-2009, 07:51 AM
i'll double check but that is totally not how mine works. it only opens when you use the fob.
01-09-2009, 07:52 AM
hadn't thought of that, i'll check, but i don't think it's in valet.
01-09-2009, 08:04 AM
01-09-2009, 08:23 AM
Dealer says that's just the way it is.
01-09-2009, 08:32 AM
it may be the way it is unfortunately and likely a safety feature of sorts and to prevent valet for having access...
01-09-2009, 08:56 AM
Let's put this under the category of many years of learned behavior that when I unlock the doors on my car, I expect that I will then be able to open any one I should choose or need to without having to do a special additional step.
01-09-2009, 08:57 AM
It's a door like any other door on the car. It is no more or less safe than any other door when you just want to open it.
01-09-2009, 09:17 AM
From my years of experience if your remote has a seporate button for trunk/hatch, the door unlock will NOT unlock the trunk/hatch as is on my Volvo, you need to take that step to unlock it with the trunk/hatch unlock button. Whereas on my Toyota, which only has as door unlock, the truck unlocks as well with the same press of the door unlock. I think this is fairly standard.
01-09-2009, 09:54 AM
Unlock all doors *also* unlocked the rear hatch. There was the same button on the fob if you *just* wanted the rear hatch without unlocking all doors. But unlocking all doors did the rear too. That's the way it should be.
01-09-2009, 10:16 AM
you grab the liftgate latch and nothing happens because it's still locked? Unless you manually release the trunk from your fob controller button, or if you press the button on the driver door? If that's the case, that is definitely different than the operation of the Prestige powered liftgate, and I agree it doesn't make sense for the non-powered one to behave differently.
Your car is not running when this happens, right? I thought I read on another forum that there is an MMI setting that keeps the trunk locked (for security against would-be thieves who attack when the car is stopped at a light??). You can supposedly disable this setting but I haven't explored our MMI to see if this is applies here.
01-09-2009, 11:37 AM
I haven't found anything in MMI governing this. I don't buy the security thing as all doors auto-lock once you start moving and then stay that way when you stop.
01-11-2009, 01:32 PM
After some playing around with different settings in the MMI, this combination works to unlock everything at once so you can just open the tailgate without using the key fob:
Driver/single door unlock=Off
Now it's normal.
01-11-2009, 04:18 PM
I still can't believe Audi programmed the MMI this way, preventing an owner from opening the liftgate without the extra step. Weird.
01-12-2009, 11:17 AM
When I get in the car to go home I'll double check the name of the setting
I like the 5mph auto-lock - didn't pay attention to see if I just killed that. Arg.
01-12-2009, 01:19 PM
during one of your future service visits where they update the MMI. That is, if Audi even recognizes the problem.
01-13-2009, 06:47 AM
I'm starting to miss the analog simplicity of my B6 and B7. And I work in tech!