Coming back to my MINI from picking up some lunch today I could not get the door to unlock. I pushed the key several times from behind and pretty close to it (much closer than I usually am when I use the key) and it simply wouldn’t open. When I went to the side of the car, however, it worked first time. I went to the back of the car to put the food in the boot and again the key did not work. I went to the passenger door side and the key worked.
Other than some weird fault with the key, I wonder if it was something to do with the two monster trucks that were parked either side of me. Could it be that they created some tunnel effect that interfered with the signal from the key? I’ve no idea, but I’ll be keeping an eye on it.