original problem fixed - new problem!!!
I took the 'X to the dealer - the hatch was not getting locked. Waited for about an hour while the tech worked on it. It is fixed now (said something was unplugged???? may be a fuse or wire something - I did not care).
This fix added 1 more problem:
None of my interior lights are working - tried all combinations - explicitly turning them on, opening the door, opening with remote). CD working. Guess when they fixed the hatch problem they introduced this one. !!! I am NOT HAPPY with the service team The dealer is closed on Sunday.
This may NOT be a problem, but I have not confirmed it.
The clock gets reset each time I turn off the engine (this may be on me - I may not have set the clock correctly - I will read the manual)