Door lock issues? - AudiWorld Forums

Notices
S4 (B8 Platform) Discussion Discussion forum for the B8 Audi S4 produced from 2009-2016
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Door lock issues?

Reply

 
 
Old 01-25-2014, 07:32 AM
  #1
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 159
Default Door lock issues?

Recently I've been having some issues with my door locks where the doors won't open regardless of whether I'm near the car or push the unlock button on the key. This morning it happened again where I could open the rear driver door but not the front door so I had to go in through the the back seat and reach over to unlock the front door by pulling the handle.

Will try replying the battery but I don't think that's the issue as I replaced the battery a few months ago.

It's been pretty cold in Toronto and the locks appear to work fine if the car is warm, but obviously not being able to unlock the door is an issue. Especially given for whatever reason there is no key mechanism on the external door and you HAVE to rely on the key fob itself.

Which reminds me, what happens if the battery on the key fob dies when you are out? Is there a manual override that you can use the metal key for?
pbcsd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:22 AM
  #2
Audiworld Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 99
Default

Huh? There is a key hole on the door handle.
moose_head is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:02 AM
  #3
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 342
Default

Have had the same issue lately with my back passenger door where my daughter sits, the keyless never picks it up even if key is in my hand the red light just blinks and I have to do it by hand with the unlock button. My battery is only a month old so def not that.....
doobs41378 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 12:35 PM
  #4
AudiWorld Member
 
LYKUNO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 228
Default

Originally Posted by moose_head View Post
Huh? There is a key hole on the door handle.
That ^, and the key fob has the key in it - just push in the small button on the chrome cap of the fob to remove the key and use it in the driver's door key hole. Also, check and see if the back-up key fob works any better than the one you're using.
LYKUNO is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 12:41 PM
  #5
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 159
Default

Originally Posted by moose_head View Post
Huh? There is a key hole on the door handle.
Chalk that up to the -25 degree brain cramp, didn't even see it on the snow covered door!
pbcsd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 12:48 PM
  #6
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 159
Default

Originally Posted by doobs41378 View Post
Have had the same issue lately with my back passenger door where my daughter sits, the keyless never picks it up even if key is in my hand the red light just blinks and I have to do it by hand with the unlock button. My battery is only a month old so def not that.....
Are you just noticing it in the cold as well?
pbcsd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 12:49 PM
  #7
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 159
Default

Originally Posted by LYKUNO View Post
That ^, and the key fob has the key in it - just push in the small button on the chrome cap of the fob to remove the key and use it in the driver's door key hole. Also, check and see if the back-up key fob works any better than the one you're using.
Problem is that it's intermittent. But if it happens when I'm at home will think if this next time.
pbcsd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 02:56 PM
  #8
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 342
Default

It did start this winter and it has been freezing but I have no idea if that has anything to do with it...
doobs41378 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:02 PM
  #9
AudiWorld Member
 
Sandy S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Hampshire USA
Posts: 221
Default

Seems like 2 different problems mentioned in the replies. If the door sensors in the door handles go intermittent you will need to get them replaced. Mine started working intermittently depending temperature. The Audi dealer checked them, found them defective and replaced them on all 4 doors. If the doors don't unlock when you push the button on the key fob, that is something else. I would try replacing the battery in the key fob first and then get it looked at if that does not fix it.
Sandy S is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
hellonwheels33
A8 / S8 (D3 Platform) Discussion
27
09-02-2016 12:29 AM
IntheQ5
Q5/SQ5 MKI (8R) Discussion
27
06-09-2016 12:37 PM
ZPA117
A4 (B8 Platform) Discussion
4
09-08-2015 11:55 AM
eggsngrits
A8 / S8 (D3 Platform) Discussion
0
09-05-2015 10:22 AM
stormchaser1967
Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 Coupe & Cabrio (B8)
0
09-02-2015 09:02 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:47 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: