AF-P 18-55 VR DX on D7200 losing focus

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The lens lost focus while shooting this scene.
It did not regain it even after switching the camera off and on again.
It had acquired focus before.
It seems to happen in P and A mode but switching to Auto fixed it.
Any ideas?
 
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What AF setting, and where did you put the AF point?
AF often fails when put on a monotone subject, like the rear light or car body.

Auto uses "closest subject" AF logic. So in the 2nd pic, it will try to focus on the jacket of the guy between you and the car. This is why I never use Auto anymore.
 

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