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Randys1

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when i am driving, having auto lock and auto unlock all set on, i stop driving, i open the drivers door, the people in the back cant open their doors, they stay locked

per the manual that shouldnt be happening... don't know what to do
 



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The manual says:

The autounlock feature will unlock all the doors when:
• the ignition is on, all the doors are closed, and the vehicle has been in
motion at a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h);
• the vehicle has then come to a stop and the ignition is turned off or to
accessory; and
• the driver door is opened within 10 minutes of the ignition being
turned off or to accessory.
Note: The doors will not autounlock if the vehicle has been
electronically locked after the ignition is turned off and before the driver
door is opened.

So, are you shutting off the ignition and then opening the driver door?

But what do you mean they can't open their doors? Do you have the child locks turned on?
 






Sounds like child locks to me.
 






per the manual that shouldnt be happening... don't know what to do
Have them pull the button up and open the door.

Just tried it with mine - if you open the drivers door without shutting off the vehicle, no auto unlock. I manually unlocked the rear door and opened it - no problem. Shut off the vehicle and opened the driver door - all unlocked.

Seems like it is operating as it should.
 






Have them pull the button up and open the door.

Just tried it with mine - if you open the drivers door without shutting off the vehicle, no auto unlock. I manually unlocked the rear door and opened it - no problem. Shut off the vehicle and opened the driver door - all unlocked.

Seems like it is operating as it should.

no, with mine, i turn off the car, open driver door get out of the car and they are still unable to get out, locks dont unlock at all period so i guess there is a default setting child lock deal, have to do more research i guess

ok so it sounds like i have child locks turned on, now the fun will be finding in the manual how to turn them off, i dont have my manual at the moment, i think i can download one

this is what i found, key?????


CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
• When these locks are set, the
rear doors cannot be opened from
the inside.
• The rear doors can be opened
from the outside when the
childproof door locks are set, but
the doors are unlocked.
The childproof locks are located on
the rear edge of each rear door and
must be set separately for each
door. Setting the lock for one door
will not automatically set the lock
for both doors.
• Insert the key and turn to the
lock position (key horizontal) to
engage the childproof locks.
• Insert the key and turn to the
unlock position (key vertical) to disengage the childproof


I assume when i open the door, on the door somewhere i will find what is pictured in the picture which i didnt copy and paste here, i assume i have no key but maybe a screwdriver will work...i will see soon when i go out of the hotel to the car...
 






I assume when i open the door, on the door somewhere i will find what is pictured in the picture which i didnt copy and paste here, i assume i have no key but maybe a screwdriver will work...i will see soon when i go out of the hotel to the car...
The keyhole is on the door itself, just above the door latch.

Your "keyless" keyfob actually does have a backup key.
 






The keyhole is on the door itself, just above the door latch.

Your "keyless" keyfob actually does have a backup key.

where is that? i have the two keyfobs the dealer gave me, has the 4 buttons it etc, are you now saying they also gave me an old fashioned key to operate this one function?

they didnt give it to me that i know of

backup key, since the vehicle has no place to insert old fashioned key as a backup for ignition, not sure what you mean
 






where is that? i have the two keyfobs the dealer gave me, has the 4 buttons it etc, are you now saying they also gave me an old fashioned key to operate this one function?

they didnt give it to me that i know of

backup key, since the vehicle has no place to insert old fashioned key as a backup for ignition, not sure what you mean
I assume you mean 5 buttons, right?

The backup key is stored inside the fob. Look on the side of the fob opposite of where the buttons are. At the top, near where the keychain goes, is a little slide button. Slide and while holding it, pull the key out. Its that line directly next to where the slide button is.

In addition to the keyhole in the rear door lock, there is a keyhole in the front door handle. No, you can't start the car, but you can get into it. That is the primary reason for the physical key, not the rear door locks.

Oh, and regarding the rear door locks, you only have to stick the key in a quarter inch or so to get it to turn. The key will not go in all the way.

Look on page 128 & 129 of the manual where it talks about the Intelligent Access key for more info.
 






I assume you mean 5 buttons, right?

The backup key is stored inside the fob. Look on the side of the fob opposite of where the buttons are. At the top, near where the keychain goes, is a little slide button. Slide and while holding it, pull the key out. Its that line directly next to where the slide button is.

In addition to the keyhole in the rear door lock, there is a keyhole in the front door handle. No, you can't start the car, but you can get into it. That is the primary reason for the physical key, not the rear door locks.

Oh, and regarding the rear door locks, you only have to stick the key in a quarter inch or so to get it to turn. The key will not go in all the way.

Look on page 128 & 129 of the manual where it talks about the Intelligent Access key for more info.

got it thanks, now it appears the doors are unlocking, i guess i will be sure when i figure out when i put the key in and see what happens when i turn it - JUST GOT BACK FROM CAR childlocks were off, dont know why two different adults on several occasions yesterday couldnt open those back doors everytime we stopped, but maybe it was a fluke, i thought i had shut it down and got out first, etc., thanks for the help, so there is a spare key in the outside front door in case the keypad doesnt work, interesting, wonder how you find that

oh wait, you arent saying there is a door key in the front door, you are saying there is another lock somewhere, i didnt try it but wonder if that key inside the key fob opens the door locks from the outside...assume it does
 






If they were trying to open the door before the autounlock activated, it can get off cycle and not unlock.

But you should be able to just pull up on the button on the door to get out. If that doesn't work, you may have an issue with the solenoid not unlocking the door.

My first guess would be that they just tried the door handle while the system was unlocking.
 






If they were trying to open the door before the autounlock activated, it can get off cycle and not unlock.

But you should be able to just pull up on the button on the door to get out. If that doesn't work, you may have an issue with the solenoid not unlocking the door.

My first guess would be that they just tried the door handle while the system was unlocking.

yeah, you are probably right, probably just tell them count to 5 then try but wait till i turn off car, i can hear them unlock the instant i do whatever it is either turn off ignition or open the door, i forget which of those initiates it
 












To lazy to read the manual again. What is the key for? Besides turning the child lock thing. Is there actually somewhere to stick it. I haven't seen anywhere on mine? I know about the center console for the FOB. But this key thing. Is it really just for the child lock thing. LOL
 






To lazy to read the manual again. What is the key for? Besides turning the child lock thing. Is there actually somewhere to stick it. I haven't seen anywhere on mine? I know about the center console for the FOB. But this key thing. Is it really just for the child lock thing. LOL

How about unlocking the drivers door!!!!
 






To lazy to read the manual again. What is the key for? Besides turning the child lock thing. Is there actually somewhere to stick it. I haven't seen anywhere on mine? I know about the center console for the FOB. But this key thing. Is it really just for the child lock thing. LOL

taking time out of your day to criticize a harmless question about door locks :thumbsup: i think you have too much time on your hands :) :hammer:

oh, and i read the manual including the stuff someone quoted above, but the people said they couldnt open the door...just for the record i then remembered this website where normally polite friendly people help others with questions...
 






If they were trying to open the door before the autounlock activated, it can get off cycle and not unlock.

But you should be able to just pull up on the button on the door to get out. If that doesn't work, you may have an issue with the solenoid not unlocking the door.

My first guess would be that they just tried the door handle while the system was unlocking.

I have the same problem and the child locks are set to off. So, are you saying that I must disable the autolock?
 






Auto unlocking for all doors?

Does anyone know how to get all four doors to unlock automatically when the X Limited is placed in Park? I looked through the vehicle settings menu, but can't seem to figure out how this is done. My rear doors are child-locked, so every time my wife or I puts the car in park we also have to manually hit the unlock button on the driver's door before we can open the rear doors and let the kids out. There's got to be a setting I'm missing, right? Thanks.
 






Does anyone know how to get all four doors to unlock automatically when the X Limited is placed in Park? I looked through the vehicle settings menu, but can't seem to figure out how this is done. My rear doors are child-locked, so every time my wife or I puts the car in park we also have to manually hit the unlock button on the driver's door before we can open the rear doors and let the kids out. There's got to be a setting I'm missing, right? Thanks.
The procedure is covered in the Owner's Manual under Locks. If the manual is the same as the online one I'm looking at (2013, 4th printing) then it is on page 73. I think the procedure is under the heading Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock). Not sure if this is only for the remote. If so, use the settings in the left hand screen as I've indicated below.
Since I don't use the childproof locks, I can only assume that it will also unlock the rear doors but you will still only be able to open them from the outside.
There is also a setting in the left hand display regarding locks. It is under Vehicle/Locks and there are several options shown to chose from.

The enabling of the 4 door auto unlock on mine (2011) was quite different in that I had to use the manual lock/unlock buttons on the driver's door to set it up.

Peter
 






I have the same issue and havent seen if this is possible. The only option in the info center is to place them in auto unlock and they only unlock the front.
 



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I have the same issue and havent seen if this is possible. The only option in the info center is to place them in auto unlock and they only unlock the front.
If you have the child proof locks activated, it actually unlocks the rear doors as well but you still have to open them from the outside. I verified this by watching that manual lock pin on the rear door going down with the lock and going up with the unlock. By 'pin' I'm referring to that black post that you can manually push down or pull up.

Peter
 






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