Q: How do the automatic door locks work?

asked by on

How do the automatic door locks work?

Your car is equipped with automatic door locks to help provide better safety and security. Here’s how they work:

  1. All the doors will lock once you pass 15 MPH.

  2. All the doors will unlock once you turn the ignition to off.

However, you can deactivate this function if you want. To do so, just follow these steps:

  1. Close the doors.

  2. Turn the ignition on.

  3. Push and hold the power door lock switch to the unlock position for at least six seconds (you have to do this within a few seconds of turning the ignition on).

  4. You’ll see the hazard lights flash two times if you’re activating the auto door locks, or once if you’re deactivating them.

Tip

Note that if you turn off the automatic unlock feature, the doors won’t unlock when you turn off the engine and you’ll need to manually unlock them.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How do the automatic door locks work?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Driving down the road, the transmission stop pulling. Has code p0720. What sensor needs changing?

In the future, please include the model of Nissan and the motor size. This way we can be more certain we are giving you an accurate answer. The P0420 code has to do with the catalytic converter. It will...

Q: Back doors not opening

If the locks do not operate for the back doors, I would suspect a blown fuse. Otherwise, the master switch in the driver's door may have to be replaced. A diagnostic is required to determine the exact issue with your...

Q: My car keeps jerking, almost like when a stick shift switches gears but I have an automatic 2012 Hyundai Sonata

Hello, thank you for writing in. The first possibility that comes to mind is the air intake sensors. Start by making sure idle air control valve, throttle, and EGR systems are all working well. These types of components can be...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...