The apartment-dwelling owner found that the passive entry on his Model Y “is enabled by default without the option to disable.” He worried that his phone’s proximity to the vehicle was close enough that it could be unlocked while sleeping. But after testing it, the car was locked when he went down to check.
He tried Sentry Mode the first night, which, when activated, uses the 360-degree exterior cameras to monitor the environment around the car when it’s left unattended and starts recording if it detects any suspicious activity. “It was set off 100 times without anyone near the car. So that used significant battery, and I have to use superchargers while living here so decided to keep Sentry Mode off after that first night,” he said.
He should have kept it activated.