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My new 2021 Seltos is garage kept. I obviously keep it unlocked. So when I go out to my garage to open the Back Hatch door it's Locked. I then open the Drivers door and hit the Unlock all button. The Hatch remains Locked! All other doors are open. I need to go back in and get my Key and push the Unlock button to access the Hatch Door.
Would anyone know why? Or is there another setting I'm not aware of ?
 

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That's how every car I currently own and every car I've recently owned works. To my recollection, I can't think of a car I've drive that didn't work the way described (friends, rentals, etc.). What car did you own that functions contrary to this principle?

A trunk or hatch is a place of secure storage. It shouldn't be available as far as I'm concerned if you don't have the key present. I don't always roll up windows at a gas station so I surely wouldn't want people to have access to the trunk or hatch just because the passenger compartment is accessible. In fact, my non-Kia cars have a key to lock access to the trunk or hatch thru the rear seats. You can lock it at your discretion so access to the interior doesn't provide access to the trunk.

You could always lower a rear seat back to reach the hatch in the Seltos.
 

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On my 2015 RAV4, the hatch is unlocked whenever the doors are left unlocked.....same thing for my former 2004 Scion xB. I would find it a nuisance to have to fetch my key for the hatch whenever my car is parked in my garage unlocked. My RAV4 does have a setting for having to push the key fob button once to open all doors or twice to open all doors, but that is not your question.

Never owned a Kia, so I don't know how they work. Sorry.
 

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just checked my 2016 Kia Soul (without my key in my pocket as I have the smart key) which is parked in my garage (which is 100' from my house) and I generally leave unlocked . Yes the hatch opens, and if I press the main locking system button to lock it, all the doors and hatch lock and if I press the unlock button all the doors and hatch are unlocked again.

Numbnuts (not very flattering to yourself) you need to fill out your drive info in "Account Settings" so we know which model of Seltos you are driving, it might help in answering any questions you post.
 

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My new 2021 Seltos is garage kept. I obviously keep it unlocked. So when I go out to my garage to open the Back Hatch door it's Locked. I then open the Drivers door and hit the Unlock all button. The Hatch remains Locked! All other doors are open. I need to go back in and get my Key and push the Unlock button to access the Hatch Door.
Would anyone know why? Or is there another setting I'm not aware of ?
If you hit the UNLOCK button within the car, it should unlock. When the key is in the ignition, and you hit the UNLOCK it should Unlock. It's been running intermittent. This didn't start until the last 2 days. When I do shopping, I tend to go into the house and put the keys in the drawer and walk out and open the back Hatch to get my packages, all the time. This has never happened to the following cars. FYI, KIA said there may be problem and my dealership told me to bring it back for them to take a look at it. You wanted to know which cars.
2015 Nissan Murano
2013 Mazda CX-5
2009 BMW 328XI
2007 Nissan Xterra
2005 Mazda 3
2000 Chrysler Concorde
That's how every car I currently own and every car I've recently owned works. To my recollection, I can't think of a car I've drive that didn't work the way described (friends, rentals, etc.). What car did you own that functions contrary to this principle?

A trunk or hatch is a place of secure storage. It shouldn't be available as far as I'm concerned if you don't have the key present. I don't always roll up windows at a gas station so I surely wouldn't want people to have access to the trunk or hatch just because the passenger compartment is accessible. In fact, my non-Kia cars have a key to lock access to the trunk or hatch thru the rear seats. You can lock it at your discretion so access to the interior doesn't provide access to the trunk.

You could always lower a rear seat back to reach the hatch in the Seltos.
If you hit the UNLOCK button within the car, it should unlock. When the key is in the ignition, and you hit the UNLOCK it should Unlock. It's been running intermittent. This didn't start until the past 2 days. When I do shopping, I tend to go into the house and put the keys in the drawer and walk out and open the back Hatch to get my packages, all the time. FYI, KIA said there may be problem and my dealership told me to bring it back for them to take a look at it. This has never happened to the following cars;
2015 Nissan Murano
2013 Mazda CX-5
2007 Nissan Xterra
 

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No Random Vibration, no offense but your suggestion is not worth it.
Here's another one: I ordered take out. I pulled up to the restaurant. Person came out with the food. (car still running). I open the drivers door, Pushed the "All UNLOCK" button, heard a single click sound. I go to the back to open the hatch, LOCKED!
Made an service appointment. According to KIA they told me to take it to service, there is something wrong.
 

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Absolutely incredible.
You: they suggest that you bring the car in for service.
Me: then do as suggested
You: I'm not going to do as you suggest. I'm going to make an appointment for service
Me: Incredible.
 

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No Random Vibration, no offense but your suggestion is not worth it.
Here's another one: I ordered take out. I pulled up to the restaurant. Person came out with the food. (car still running). I open the drivers door, Pushed the "All UNLOCK" button, heard a single click sound. I go to the back to open the hatch, LOCKED!
Made an service appointment. According to KIA they told me to take it to service, there is something wrong.
yeah its the best to take it to a car service but i think as long it is covered by insurance its good to go but if not my best option is local mechanic the same service but way more cheaper
 

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Thanks, but the car is covered by 50,000 or 5 yr warranty, i pay nothing for any service that needs to be performed.
 

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UPDATE: I solved the Locking problem. I took my Seltos S over to get it's first oil change and walked out with a Seltos SX Turbo and the color I really wanted. Wasn't all that big of deal.
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