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Automatic door unlock via outside handle

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by JETZ, December 7, 2016.

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  1. JETZ

    JETZ Active Member

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    Lately when I attempt to open my door it doesn't unlock automatically when grabbing the handle, and I have to use my fob. When I have parked, and locked it to go into a store as an a example, and come back it works like it should.
    Anyone else have an issue like this? Just to add, sometime I get a 'no key detected', but I still can start the car. Maybe the key fob battery is weak...but still works manually?
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    If you've never changed the fob battery that would be a good and cheap place to start in order to eliminate that as the issue. Have you tried both fobs?
    I had a similar issue with the MKT last year where it was intermittent and then stopped working. I went and retrieved the second fob and the unlock/lock worked again. I then tried the initial fob and it also worked again. I pit the second one away and continued using the initial one until I returned the vehicle. BTW I edited the title to distinguish it from the other 'unlock/lock' threads.

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  4. Bill #5 Explorer

    Bill #5 Explorer Well-Known Member

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    Having this problem now. Car in the shop today. Passanger door handle works fine. Driver's door does not. Shop said they see corrosion in some electrical connection for the door. Ordering new parts, and should be fine. I'll post more info when I pick the car up, or when I get the final repair done in a few weeks.
     
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    I didn't mention it in my post above but my passenger door also worked.
     
  6. JETZ

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    Well, had to open the pass door for a female friend, and didn't work, had to use the fob. Did it again later in the day and it worked. :banghead:
    Will Check my battery, but I don't think that's the issue.

     

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