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Has anyone had trouble with locking their door with the door handle? Fob is right next to me and I have to try multiple times to lock. I try touching it, swiping it, holding it, etc. Lol, people probably stare at me wondering what I am doing. Just trying to get my doors to lock. 馃槅 Eventually it will lock, wondering if there is a trick to this or maybe a bad sensor???
 

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Has anyone had trouble with locking their door with the door handle? Fob is right next to me and I have to try multiple times to lock. I try touching it, swiping it, holding it, etc. Lol, people probably stare at me wondering what I am doing. Just trying to get my doors to lock. 馃槅 Eventually it will lock, wondering if there is a trick to this or maybe a bad sensor???
Do you mean pressing that black button to lock it on the underside of the driver's door?
 

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There is no black button on the US models, only in Canada. They should have left hard a button. The touch sensitive control is very finicky. It can take me up to 6 seconds for the sensor to read my hand. Frustrating and I hate it. Doesn't work when handle is wet or in extreme cold. Also I found in the manual the key fob can't be next to your phone. Dumb dumb engineers that don't live in the real world. If phone is in your purse along with key fob doesn't work. If phone is in the same pocket as fob- doesn't work. This seems like it was designed by the freshman class at the community college.
 

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There is no black button on the US models, only in Canada.
I believe this depends on your trim level; if yours has the option to support key card entry (via NFC), there鈥檚 NO black button. Otherwise, you DO.

NO Canadian models support key card; therefore, all Canadian versions have the black button.
 

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Concerning door locking "tricks", I found that I was inadvertently holding the handle when I touched the detent. That doesn't work. Just loosely holding the handle while touching the detent with your thumb screws things up. It always locks without issue so long as the only thing I touch the handle with is my thumb or finger.
 

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Please tell me that I am not reading this correctly. I am a full time working mom with small children. I can unlock my doors without key in hand with the key fob being sensed but I cannot simply press the door lock on the door as I exit the vehicle to lock the door? For this I need my key?? This is crazy. My phone is always inside my backpack with my keys as well so also would be a huge inconvenience to have to dig my phone out when juggling a hundred other things and running to closest restroom because my children wrecked my bladder control. For a Middle Aged busy working mom this is simply unacceptable and makes me regret my purchase and I love this car. But I can鈥檛 just lock the damn doors. Just ridiculous.

Has anyone had trouble with locking their door with the door handle? Fob is right next to me and I have to try multiple times to lock. I try touching it, swiping it, holding it, etc. Lol, people probably stare at me wondering what I am doing. Just trying to get my doors to lock. 馃槅 Eventually it will lock, wondering if there is a trick to this or maybe a bad sensor???
 

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I will try that now and see if it works. You saved my sanity if it does.
Absolutely that鈥檚 the way it works, just as @Cranjs described - would be illogical otherwise.

One thing to note though 鈥 all doors (& rear hatch) have to be closed before you can lock the vehicle. That is, the last person must have exited the car and closed the door. This can sometimes be an inconvenience, for example when my wife is fiddling with her mask in the passenger seat, I must wait until she's done, exits the car and closes her door before I can lock it.
 

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I find that my FOB has to be pretty close to the door I am trying to lock. If I am walking away and then remember to lock the doors and reach back, sometimes the FOB is not close enough. I second what others said though, you cannot hold the door handle and lock the door, you need to just press the little indent on the door and you hear one beep. If you hear two beeps then you just unlocked the doors instead.
 

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Ok, it took me a while to figure out how to hold my hand just right but it worked. I鈥檓 sure it will get easier once I figure out how it likes the placement of the hand. It worked when I had my hand just resting over the front of the handle versus more wrapped around handle. Thank you!!
 

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Hello everyone, not that it adds anything to the conversation but I was super aggravated by the lock/unlock feature until I read this thread, thanks for the tip on holding the handle to unlock and touching the dent to lock, it works for me (as long as the FOB is close enough). I must say my other car is a Chevy Volt and walk-off unlock is much better! (Plus physical button, but understand it鈥檚 a design choice for the Tucson in the US, so whatevs鈥)
 

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Yes, I agree @Steve G , now that I鈥檝e learned it from this thread, it totally works every time.

In addition, I would be interested to hear from anyone about options to activate walk-off auto-lock on the Tucson (like I have on the Volt). I think I read somewhere that it was available in some markets but not the US? It sounds silly, the car seems to have all the electronics required so why not allow it?
 
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