Alarm goes off at random

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scott28tt
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by scott28tt » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:31 am

There’s a reason I’m typing this at 2:30am on a Monday morning, my turn for this issue to occur!
ID.3 1st Edition / Moonstone Grey / October 2020 onwards

PCR100
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by PCR100 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:56 pm

Sure its just a coincidence...
...but yours at 2.30 AM, SteveGC at 2.30 AM, ours at 2.40 AM ?
We're currently in a Polo courtesy car and the ID3 is in for this now.

scott28tt
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by scott28tt » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:24 pm

My ID3 will be at the workshop this Thursday, this has now been added to the job sheet.
ID.3 1st Edition / Moonstone Grey / October 2020 onwards

Sindidziwa
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by Sindidziwa » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:00 am

Yes, I'd left the second key in the car one night. The alarm went off - I went and retrieved the key but the alarm went off again three hours later. The other three times the alarm has gone off at random the keys were nowhere near the car. In to the dealer on Monday to see what they can do but I'm not feeling optimistic :cry:

Paul D
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by Paul D » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:02 pm

Ours has gone off twice randomly for no reason. Anybody else had this and has VW had any fix?

Purplemeanie
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by Purplemeanie » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:12 am

Our car's alarm went off at about 2:30 - 3:00 AM last night (again). This is the 3rd time in 2 months since we've had the car. On the previous 2 times we didn't take much notice of the time. My wife didn't record the exact time she had to turn the alarm off last night, but she was pretty sure it was some time between 2:30 and 3:00.

John
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Sindidziwa
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by Sindidziwa » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:40 pm

I've got the car in for a service and they are about to start "three software updates affecting 11 components", which they say should cover most of the faults I reported - let's hope so :roll:

scott28tt
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by scott28tt » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:34 pm

Mine has been having software patches installed over the last couple of days - VW made the same claim about the alarm fix being part of those, I'm hoping the car is returned to me tomorrow.
ID.3 1st Edition / Moonstone Grey / October 2020 onwards

JC100
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by JC100 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:20 am

Mine went off at 2.30 am on Monday night! After owing a car for more than 30 years, I don’t ever remember having to get up and switch off a car alarm in the night. It had gone off earlier in the evening, but could not find any fault (checked the boot as I have found this not to close fully sometimes and checked no spare key in the car). When I went to switch the car off at 2.30 am I noticed that one of the rear passenger doors moved very slightly when pressing the door suggesting it wasn’t fully shut.

I wonder if the issue is a combination of the doors not latching properly if not slammed shut and a very sensitive alarm. I’ve just got rid of my old car which had automatic soft close doors - not sure I’m going to get used to slamming doors!

rwlang
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Re: Alarm goes off at random

Post by rwlang » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:14 pm

I've had the same issue. The car is going into the garage later this week.

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