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Q: How do I unlock the doors with the electronic key?

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How do I unlock the doors with the electronic key?

The electronic key allows you to unlock your vehicle without actually using a key. If the electronic key is on your person (for example, in your pocket or your purse), then you can unlock the doors using only the door handles themselves. Both front doors have a sensor on the back that, when touched, checks for the presence of the electronic key. When the electronic key is detected as being nearby, the doors will unlock. If the driver’s door handle is gripped, then the driver’s door will unlock. If the front passenger’s door handle is gripped, then all of the doors will unlock. Tip You cannot unlock the doors within three seconds of having locked them.

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