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Car is a 2018 Boxster 718 GTS. Received car almost 2 weeks ago, and have about 6 days of driving time on it. Equipped with Keyless Entry system.

Issue is that on two separate occasions (a couple of days apart) the rear truck will open by itself when I walk by (with the key in my pocket). The behavior is like passing my hand over the trunk-open sensor ... but simply happens when I walk by the rear corner of the car.

Tthree notable items:
(1) it's not a consistent behavior. Most of the time, everything works fine - but this has now happened twice.
(2) when it does happen, it stays in that mode. E.g. I can close the trunk, walk by again, and it opens .... can do that 20 times in a row. That makes me suspect that I put it in some sort of "mode"
(3) when it does happen, it happens with both keys. e.g. I can run inside the house, swap keys, and it see same behavior.

Has anyone seen this before? Any help is appreciated.
 

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Car is a 2018 Boxster 718 GTS. Received car almost 2 weeks ago, and have about 6 days of driving time on it. Equipped with Keyless Entry system.

Issue is that on two separate occasions (a couple of days apart) the rear truck will open by itself when I walk by (with the key in my pocket). The behavior is like passing my hand over the trunk-open sensor ... but simply happens when I walk by the rear corner of the car.

Tthree notable items:
(1) it's not a consistent behavior. Most of the time, everything works fine - but this has now happened twice.
(2) when it does happen, it stays in that mode. E.g. I can close the trunk, walk by again, and it opens .... can do that 20 times in a row. That makes me suspect that I put it in some sort of "mode"
(3) when it does happen, it happens with both keys. e.g. I can run inside the house, swap keys, and it see same behavior.

Has anyone seen this before? Any help is appreciated.
Yes my 2018 GTS does the same thing. The dealership couldn’t provide answer. Did you find out what was causing this?
 

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i have had the same issue occasionally. no clue why or how though.
 

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Any update on your issue?

I have a 2019 GTS and this just started happening with mine too except it's random, without my having to walk by. I've gone into my garage several times with and without the key to find the trunk open. I've walked out of my office and the trunk is popped. It's been happening everyday for the past week regardless whether the car is locked or not. I always make sure the trunk is closed when I leave the car and have the key in my palm making sure not to touch anything on it or the car.

Clueless.
 

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Before all of us get paranoid, do all of you guys have keyless entry? (I almost wrote clueless entry :ROFLMAO::LOL:).
 

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I have keyless entry. Still, the trunk occasionally opens without touch the fob, touching the trunk, or using the fob. Any ideas of how to resolve the issue? I videoed it happening and took it to the dealership. They just shrugged. This is frustrating.
 

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Has this happened to anyone while driving? That would be a big problem. I think it's happened to me twice but both were while in my garage.
 

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I have not experienced it happening while driving. I am perplexed as to the response of the Porsche dealership. It seems they should have taken it a bit more seriously with the video. I am disappointed in the response and lack of follow up.
 

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Yes, I have keyless entry.

I briefly saw a red LED on my key flashing but couldn't catch the sequence/pattern (if any). Regardless, I switched keys but still getting the random trunk opening.

The only thing which is probably a coincidence is that I let my connect service lapse and that's about when the trunk thing stated happening.
 

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An experiment you could try would be a fob case to insure the issue isn't the sensitivity of the fob buttons. Or, you could get a Faraday pouch and try that. The pouch is good also for when you wash the car and you don't want either frunk or trunk to open and also for doing the trick to remove the key stub from the ignition. Here is one that I use.
 

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Same exact issue for me too, except on the frunk. I did notice that the red light on my key fob will light as if I were pressing the button, but the key was just sitting in my hand. The really strange thing was that if I walk away from the car the key fob light does not go on. It only lights (and the frunk opens) if I stand near the front of the car. It’s as if the car is communicating back to the key only when I’m standing near the frunk. I thought maybe it was a faulty key fob button maybe stuck pressed, but in that case the red light would be on all the time not just when I’m within a foot or two of the frunk.
 

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Same exact issue for me too, except on the frunk. I did notice that the red light on my key fob will light as if I were pressing the button, but the key was just sitting in my hand. The really strange thing was that if I walk away from the car the key fob light does not go on. It only lights (and the frunk opens) if I stand near the front of the car. It’s as if the car is communicating back to the key only when I’m standing near the frunk. I thought maybe it was a faulty key fob button maybe stuck pressed, but in that case the red light would be on all the time not just when I’m within a foot or two of the frunk.
I'm an expert on all things I know nothing (or little) about, but perhaps the light comes on when it is within signal range of the car and your button is stuck down. You can prove this wrong easily by walking up the frunk, it unlocks, and then pushing the button numerous times and see if comes unstuck (if it is). Then close the lid and walk up to it again.
 

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It is a very strange behavior. So yesterday I did some testing. I placed the FOB in the palm of my hand, just resting on my palm not pressing any buttons. As I stood by the frunk, the FOB light would flash and the frunk would open on its own. I would close the frunk, the light would flash, and it would open again. This happened several times and each time the light on the FOB would flash. I was probably within a foot or two of the front bumper, but by no means close enough that the touch sensor should pick me up. But the strange thing is that if I moved to another place around the car, the light would not light and nothing would happen. I could walk around the entire car, but only when I got near the frunk would the FOB light flash and the frunk would open. Walk away and the light would not flash and nothing would happen. Walk back near the frunk and the light would flash and the frunk would open. It seems as if the FOB must be receiving some signal from the car telling it that I am standing near the frunk. I thought that the FOB was only a transmitter, but this behavior seems to indicate some kind of receiver also. How could the FOB know that I am near the frunk? If a button were stuck on the FOB, the light would flash all the time, regardless of my position near or away from the frunk. I thought maybe this was some kind of "feature" whereby when you get out of the car and walk in front of the frunk, it would open by itself in order to ease getting your things out. But that doesn't make a lot of sense. And in my case only seems to happen to the frunk not the trunk.
 

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It is a very strange behavior. So yesterday I did some testing. I placed the FOB in the palm of my hand, just resting on my palm not pressing any buttons. As I stood by the frunk, the FOB light would flash and the frunk would open on its own. I would close the frunk, the light would flash, and it would open again. This happened several times and each time the light on the FOB would flash. I was probably within a foot or two of the front bumper, but by no means close enough that the touch sensor should pick me up. But the strange thing is that if I moved to another place around the car, the light would not light and nothing would happen. I could walk around the entire car, but only when I got near the frunk would the FOB light flash and the frunk would open. Walk away and the light would not flash and nothing would happen. Walk back near the frunk and the light would flash and the frunk would open. It seems as if the FOB must be receiving some signal from the car telling it that I am standing near the frunk. I thought that the FOB was only a transmitter, but this behavior seems to indicate some kind of receiver also. How could the FOB know that I am near the frunk? If a button were stuck on the FOB, the light would flash all the time, regardless of my position near or away from the frunk. I thought maybe this was some kind of "feature" whereby when you get out of the car and walk in front of the frunk, it would open by itself in order to ease getting your things out. But that doesn't make a lot of sense. And in my case only seems to happen to the frunk not the trunk.
It's one of Porsche features to open rear and front trunk without using remote. On the rear of the vehicle press hand on the 718 Logo and the trunk will open. In the front trunk press hand near the Porsche emblem.
If you like you can see the video on this: Rear and front trunk automatic touch open
 

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It's one of Porsche features to open rear and front trunk without using remote. On the rear of the vehicle press hand on the 718 Logo and the trunk will open. In the front trunk press hand near the Porsche emblem.
If you like you can see the video on this: Rear and front trunk automatic touch open
Wolf:

This is an OPTIONAL feature. Not on all 718s. It's called Porsche Entry and Drive.

If you don't have keyless start, you don't have this.
 

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I'm an expert on all things I know nothing (or little) about, but perhaps the light comes on when it is within signal range of the car and your button is stuck down. You can prove this wrong easily by walking up the frunk, it unlocks, and then pushing the button numerous times and see if comes unstuck (if it is). Then close the lid and walk up to it again.
My key blinks when it's nowhere near the car. Sometimes I still have it in my pocket when I go up to bed. I put the key on my dresser...it blinks just sitting there. I changed the battery...still blinks..

I have Porsche Entry and Drive, but I don't have this trunk/frunk problem...I can't wash the car or touch it without activating something on the car with key in pocket...but I have to get very close or touch it. Walking by? How far away?

Anyway, I like the feature. I've had it on the last two Porsches and I'd have it on another one. Great for grocery runs and to impress passers by.

Hey...Watch this!

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