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This is not limited to my crv because I had a 2016 civic with the same issue for 3 years.

When you walk away from the car it will beep once, then walk further it will beep again and lock.

About a tenth of the time, the system will beep violently as soon as you close the door, notifying you the system will not lock.

I haven't been able to figure out what causes it. Wondering if any of you know why the system fails every now and then?
 

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Isn't the multiple beep telling you that is not lock and not it won't lock?

Mine, after few seconds getting out, maybe at least a meter from the car, it will have multiple beep as notification that you forgot to lock it. Further stepping away, 1 beep when it locks

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This is not limited to my crv because I had a 2016 civic with the same issue for 3 years.

When you walk away from the car it will beep once, then walk further it will beep again and lock.

About a tenth of the time, the system will beep violently as soon as you close the door, notifying you the system will not lock.

I haven't been able to figure out what causes it. Wondering if any of you know why the system fails every now and then?
Also curious about this. I’d agree that it works 9/10 times. For me it fails almost always in the same parking lot, leading me to believe there’s some sort of radio interference. This has happened to me before with a different car, where it was always difficult to arm the alarm system when parked in a specific parking lot. But then there are times when it fails in parking lots where I typically don’t have a problem, and I can’t help but think it could be because I was too close to the car when the door shut so maybe it thought the key was still inside.
 

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Hmm. In my case normal operation is it beeps once when you close the door. Then when you walk away it beeps one more time and you can hear the doors lock.

Faulty operation is it will beep multiple times when you close the door, and then when you Walk away nothing happens and the doors are not locked.
 

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Isn't the multiple beep telling you that is not lock and not it won't lock?

Mine, after few seconds getting out, maybe at least a meter from the car, it will have multiple beep as notification that you forgot to lock it. Further stepping away, 1 beep when it locks

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If it does the multiple beeps, that means the auto lock isn’t going to work. Are you saying it does the multiple beep thing and then it still auto locks? That shouldn’t happen unless I’m misinformed.
 

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Also curious about this. I’d agree that it works 9/10 times. For me it fails almost always in the same parking lot, leading me to believe there’s some sort of radio interference. This has happened to me before with a different car, where it was always difficult to arm the alarm system when parked in a specific parking lot. But then there are times when it fails in parking lots where I typically don’t have a problem, and I can’t help but think it could be because I was too close to the car when the door shut so maybe it thought the key was still inside.
Yeah it's hard to determine what the cause is. If anything I'd say if I take my time and go slow then maybe it happens less?
 

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If it does the multiple beeps, that means the auto lock isn’t going to work. Are you saying it does the multiple beep thing and then it still auto locks? That shouldn’t happen unless I’m misinformed.
Correct. If it is beeping multiple times it's warning you it will not lock.

I'm just wondering why this happens. What makes it upset?
 

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Also curious about this. I’d agree that it works 9/10 times. For me it fails almost always in the same parking lot, leading me to believe there’s some sort of radio interference. This has happened to me before with a different car, where it was always difficult to arm the alarm system when parked in a specific parking lot. But then there are times when it fails in parking lots where I typically don’t have a problem, and I can’t help but think it could be because I was too close to the car when the door shut so maybe it thought the key was still inside.
I've experienced this same behavior in the CR-V in one specific parking lot, and the SAME behavior in the same parking lot in my new RDX. Has to be some electronic interference. It only occurs when I park in a spot within about 15 feet from the front door of the store...when parking further away, the auto lock works fine. Must have something to do with the sensors for the store's automatic sliding door openers.

Now that I am aware of it, I just lock the doors manually when I visit this store...but they are closing next week, so .....LOL
 

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If it does the multiple beeps, that means the auto lock isn’t going to work. Are you saying it does the multiple beep thing and then it still auto locks? That shouldn’t happen unless I’m misinformed.
I will check it again since I thought the multiple beep is a warning that I forgot to lock the door and not it will not lock.

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Interference is a good guess. The multi-beep is saying: "All the doors are shut, but I cannot find a remote outside the car within range, so I will not lock." (And that range is *much* shorter than the "push a button on the remote to do something" range.)

It does this to prevent you from auto-locking your keys in the car. Because if it can't find a remote outside, it might very well be simply buried underneath something inside that's blocking the signal.

You could try swapping the remote battery; it's a CR 2032. Both of ours have lasted about two years before getting a low-batt warning in the dash. (Did my wife's last month, and did mine just this morning.)

In any case, you can always simply press the lock button on the remote when you get the Angry Beeps.
 

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"multiple beeps as soon as you close the door", is your fob hidden deep in your purse along with your phone or other electronic gadgets?
or the FOB needs new batteries...
 

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It's most likely radio interference. In the case of walking away from the car, the car is transmitting it usual ping request to get the code from the FOB to deactivate the immobilizer. The FOB keeps responding but as you move further away the signal gets weak and the car soon requests the permission code from the FOB to lock the doors. If it gets the reply transmission code the doors lock. If by some chance that communication is interrupted by a sudden drop in signal (Like moving too fast from the vehicle or suddenly going around a building or object or interference from another vehicle or device) the car will not get the confirmation code from the FOB and it also realizes it is no longer getting any replies from the FOB when it pings it. This causes the Rapid beeps as the car does not know what to do about the doors.


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For my part, I only get the rapid beeps if I get too far away from the car too quickly. I've learned to hesitate for a beat after I close the door, and then it never happens.

(My recollection is that it mostly happened in situations where there's nobody parked next to me, and I'm able to walk straight away from the car instead of having to walk alongside the car to the back or front.)
 

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Yeah our semi-new CRV fails many times for no reason....

We've given up on the auto lock

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Autolock is God send if you have your hands full and cannot reach into your pocket for the keys.
All you need to do is get in the habit of looking back as you walk away and making sure you get the beep and the flashing light. I can probably count on one hand the amount of times mine has not locked properly. The key factor is to always leave the vehicles perimeter slowly. It has now become a habit for me.
 

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It happens when Im Closing the door and walking off at the same time too quickly. It never misses if I wait a sec after closing the door then walk off.
 

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Agree, whoever facing this issue, try waiting for a second in the car & then see if you happen to have this issue.

At time the system is not fully turned off, while you move out & then expecting system to auto lock.

Whoever can replicate this issue, please give it a try to wait for some time & then exit the car.
 

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Agree, whoever facing this issue, try waiting for a second in the car & then see if you happen to have this issue.

At time the system is not fully turned off, while you move out & then expecting system to auto lock.

Whoever can replicate this issue, please give it a try to wait for some time & then exit the car.
It's not how long you stay in the car, it's how quickly after the last door is closed, you exit the "activation zone" out side the car. If you exit this zone too soon, the car will not auto lock. This has to do with the tailgate closing as well.

EDIT: More info: The other thing is that the walk away auto lock has to be set for EACH key fob, It can be set differently for DRIVER 1 and DRIVER 2 FOB. So if one driver finds that it works, and the other driver finds that it doesn't work, look to the settings for that driver's fob. You have to enter the car with that FOB when you check the settings.
 
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