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Hello, I hope this is just a simple answer of something I'm overlooking. I have an F32 BMW and E92 and I'm familiar with Comfort Access systems on those vehicles. Grab the handle, the doors unlock. Press the thumb area, doors lock.

However, on the F56 there's only one button for both functions.

Every time I want to open the F56, it does so without issue. Press the button, all doors unlock (as I have set).

What's peculiar is when I want to lock the F56 after driving the vehicle. Put the car in park, turn off the engine, exit the vehicle, close the door, press the Comfort Access button on the door handle... The doors unlock. To lock the doors, I have to wait roughly 3 more seconds and push the Comfort Access button again on the door handle.

My expectation is that the doors would lock at this point as it's the next logical step in the cycle of the Comfort Access system, since I entered the vehicle using Comfort Access and the doors successfully unlocked.

I just read through the user manual, and didn't find anything that stands out here. Is it just a software update that's necessary for the vehicle, or do I need to reset my expectations of how the Comfort Access system works?
 

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Quick update:

Service center at the dealership said, the only way to lock the doors from the outside successfully via the comfort access button, is to first unlock all doors using the door unlock button inside the vehicle...

Please tell me there's a better explanation than this. It seems like such an oversight for intuitive use of a feature.
 

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Hmmmm! Mine seems to work as expected. Mind you, I've changed my settings to unlock ALL doors when I press the button on entering. Perhaps try that?? :)
 

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Odd, as mine works as it should with just one click.
Notice that the car makes all kinda noise when I click it too... like parts moving...dunno what?!
 

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Syda, as far as I know when you get out of the car after stopping, the doors should be unlocked already (and not re-lock themselves immediately) and one press of the button is all that is needed to lock them all.

I don't know why you should have to unlock them before locking them again...maybe I misread your post of course!

Perhaps your setup has the doors set to self lock immediately after they are shut...if that is an option in the settings.

I would like the front doors to unlock when I open the hatch, so passengers can get in while I put stuff in the boot, without waiting for me to press the button on the door handle.
I don't think that is an option either unfortunately.
 

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Mine does the same thing. When I get out of the car, close the door and press the button it unlocks (even though it's already unlocked). I wait roughly 3 seconds and press the button again and it locks. Frustrating as it's not supposed to work that way.

I have noticed if my husband gets out of the car on the passenger side, if I can manage to shut my door before his and press the button it will lock correctly.

I used to have it set to only unlock the drivers side because I was under the impression from reading the manual that with two presses to the button on the door handle both doors would unlock. However I have been told that is not the case either so now I am stuck using the unlock all doors option.

It's confusing to me why the comfort access doesn't mimic the fob exactly (2 presses to unlock both doors). I was told by the dealer that it was a safety issue which makes no sense to me because I am still controlling it by how many times I press the button.

I'm taking my car in because the drivers side window doesn't roll down completely when pressing the window switch on the inside (it rolls down about 98% then I press it again and it rolls down. They have initialized it once for this issue already but less than 24 hours later it is happening again. I will ask about the comfort access as well this time. Seems glitchy to me.
 

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I've been having the same "issue" with my F56, comfort access on a BMW door handle works differently with two separate touch sections so I expect it to be a little more complex and thus not as user friendly.

I don't think it's an issue, however. The lag is a deliberate as noted in the manual on page 40 under "Functional Requirements" under the Comfort Access Section:

"The next unlocking and locking cycle is not possible until after approx. 2 seconds."
This explains why I have to click it a bunch of times to get it to cycle, but if I wait the 2 seconds it locks immediately on press. The doors unlocking even after exiting the vehicle while the door is unlocked is just poor programming. Perhaps if both doors are unlocked when exiting the vehicle, the Comfort Access System will recognize that all the doors are unlocked (equivalent to a double unlock for those of us who don't unlock all doors with one click), the funciton will cause the doors to lock immediately. Gonna try this out.
 

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I have the same problem. When I setup the system to unlock both sides with comfort access, I had the problem if a passenger didn't open the passenger's door before I locked it from the outside. If I am alone, I have the 2 button press with a delay in between. I changed the setting to drivers side only and it works as expected. If you think the way they programmed it, it is like you are in the driver's seat and have someone who wants to enter the car from the passenger's side and you decide to get out of your car and press the comfort access button to unlock their door instead of just using the unlock button inside the car. It makes no sense. I hope they decide to see the error of their ways and make an update that we can receive later. I had a Fiat 500L before this car and I learned to live with its quirky problems, but I expect Mini to be way better, and for the most part, it is way better than the 500L.
 

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One last observation on this topic. I now have it setup to unlock both doors with the comfort access button. Since I tinted my windows, it is hard to see if the doors are locked or not, so before I get out of my car when I am alone, I unlock the door inside with the inside button, then when I get out and press the comfort access button on the door handle, it locks the doors with the first press. It is so much better when I unlock from the inside first.
 
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