Q: What does it mean when the exterior alarm sounds for two seconds?

asked by on January 11, 2016

What does it mean when the exterior alarm sounds for two seconds?

The exterior alarm can sound in a variety of ways to alert you when something is not correct. If the alarm sounds once, for five seconds, then one of two things has occurred:

  1. You attempted to lock the doors with the entry function while the electronic key was inside the car. If this is the case, find the keys, remove them from the inside of the vehicle, and lock the doors again.

  2. You left the electronic key in the trunk and closed the lid, while the doors are locked. If this is the case, the trunk will not lock, and you should remove the key from the trunk, and close it again.

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

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

What type of engine coolant should I use?

Engine coolant is essential for keeping your engine in the normal operating temperature range while it’s running. If the coolant level drops, the engine can overheat. This can lead to serious damage and even destroy your engine in severe situations....

How do I add contacts to the Uconnect phonebook?

You have to have contacts added to the Uconnect phonebook if you want to voice command a phone call based on a contact’s name. If you do not have the contact loaded into the Uconnect phonebook, you will need to...

Car vibrates and tachometer indicator goes up and down

Idle fluctuation can be caused by a number of things. A vacuum leak can be one cause. If there is a broken or disconnect vacuum line, broken air intake hose, or gasket leak, the engine can draw in too much...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen TDI
The The 2012 Volkswagen TDI is a diesel powered car that is fuel efficient while offering an affordable starting price. It comes in a two door hatchback or a four door compact style with an automatic or manual transmission. A...
How Long Does a Key Fob Battery Last?
In order to get into a modern car, you will usually have to have the key fob that comes...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Infiniti G
The The 2012 Infiniti G is a sporty luxury sedan that has the looks, the power and speed, and the price that’s right for many buyers. It offers great handling, and aesthetics that will turn heads. Key Features The vehicle...