2020 CX-5 Key Fob

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2020 CX-5 GTR
I noticed my 2020 CX-5 key fob is a lot less sensitive than my 2018 CX-5 key fob. With the 2018 key fob, I was able to lock/unlock my car from far way and through walls, but the 2020 key fob can't reach as far.

Is there a reason why they "downgraded" the key fob?

2020 Key Fob.jpg
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
Is there a reason why they "downgraded" the key fob?

Yes.
Will any one on this forum have a definite answer - no.

Some guesses.

* changes in frequency used in the remote to reduce interference
* changes in power consumption (power of the transmit) for longer battery life
* changes antenna to reduce weight / material cost
 
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W WA
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2020 CX-5 GT
And in what scenarios does the auto lock feature not work?
Here's one scenario that I've encountered more than once. I arrive home, get out of the car and walk to the back and press the button to open the hatchback. I then grab the groceries I just bought, press the button to close the hatchback and immediately walk towards the house with the groceries. The car does not lock itself in this scenario.
 
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2018 CX-5 2.0 Premium
Here's one scenario that I've encountered more than once. I arrive home, get out of the car and walk to the back and press the button to open the hatchback. I then grab the groceries I just bought, press the button to close the hatchback and immediately walk towards the house with the groceries. The car does not lock itself in this scenario.
Maybe you could wait for about 5 seconds for the hatch to close and walk away? as long as you are within range of the rear hatch or one of your front doors when the hatch closes......it should auto lock.
 
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W WA
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2020 CX-5 GT
Maybe you could wait for about 5 seconds for the hatch to close and walk away? as long as you are within range of the rear hatch or one of your front doors when the hatch closes......it should auto lock.
Yes but that defeats the purpose of auto-lock which not having to think about locking the car. I also could walk away and lock with the key fob which is what I usually do now that I'm aware of this scenario.
 
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2019 CX5 Reserve AWD
Here's one scenario that I've encountered more than once. I arrive home, get out of the car and walk to the back and press the button to open the hatchback. I then grab the groceries I just bought, press the button to close the hatchback and immediately walk towards the house with the groceries. The car does not lock itself in this scenario.

Here's what I do in the same scenario.

Exit the drivers side and as I'm getting out I press the lock on the drivers armrest. Walk to the back and press the hatch button, remove groceries and press the close hatch button. The other four doors are locked and stay locked.
 
When you lower the hatch, there is a "Secret" button on the right side of the hatch (the liftgate open/close is in the center and this button is to the right) which you can hit and lock the doors.
It is a small round button. Open the hatch and look for it.
 

Antoine

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