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I have a 2013 Volt and recently have returned to the car to find all the windows open and the doors unlocked. I am aware that this is an available function using the key fob. However, this has happened three times at a doctors office and once at home. The key fob has been in my right back pocket for all 5 years that I've had the car - without opening the windows until the past four months.
This morning, I returned to the car after a quick Labcorp visit to find the backup light on and the driver's door unlocked.
Has any one else had this "ghostly" action?
 

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There are a number of old threads here discussing the issue. The consensus is that the button is being accidentally pressed in the pocket. Various fob cases are suggested to help shield the buttons. Also, back pocket may not be ideal if you are sitting on the fob.

It is also possible to get a dealer to reprogram the window open function so it is not available from the fob (not sure of cost on that).

I personally suspect there may be more to the story than that. I think it is possible that a fob can fail/malfunction so that it sends these signals by itself with no button press. If you think that might be your problem, you could switch to your other fob and take the battery out of the suspect one to see if the problem goes away. I was having a problem where my theft alarm or panic button mode was activating mysteriously, and this fixed it for me.
 

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Pressing the unlock button for 5 seconds rolls down all windows.

As other member said, the buttons on the fob may be getting weaker and getting clicked more easily. You can use a protective fob case, or store the fob in a different location that makes it less likely to get pressed.

You can also ask your dealer to disable this feature altogether, if you don't plan on using it ever.
 

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Pressing the unlock button for 5 seconds rolls down all windows.

As other member said, the buttons on the fob may be getting weaker and getting clicked more easily. You can use a protective fob case, or store the fob in a different location that makes it less likely to get pressed.

You can also ask your dealer to disable this feature altogether, if you don't plan on using it ever.
^ This

The fob in my previous car had that problem. Try pressing lightly on the unlock button to see how much pressure it needs. When the fob in question started unlocking at odd times, I noticed that the unlock button required much less pressure than the other buttons: probably because I almost never used the other buttons but was always using the unlock button to unlock the car for passengers who would get to the car first. Hence the extra wear on that button.

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Yeah I had my dealer turn it off after mine went down unexpectedly at work one day.
 

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I like having this feature in the summer but I have inadvertently rolled my windows down a number of times. Luckily there have been no negative consequences so far. It would be nice to have a hard key fob cover with a flip/slide open cover that would allow you to access the buttons with one hand. If only I had a 3D printer.
 
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