Q: How does the autolock feature on my car work?

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How does the autolock feature on my car work?

Your car is equipped with an autolock/autounlock feature that’s designed to help keep you and your passengers safe while on the road, but also to make it easier to get out of the car when you park. Here’s how it works:

  • The autolock system automatically locks the doors and the liftgate/liftgate window, but only when certain conditions are met:

    • All the doors have to be closed
    • The ignition has to be on
    • You have to shift into gear and drive the car
    • Once you reach a speed beyond 12 MPH, the system automatically locks.

Tip

If a door is opened while the car is moving, the autolock system will repeat.

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