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Old 11-08-2013, 01:23 PM
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Re: Auto Door Locks

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Another thing I would like to add. I do not like the manual door lock posts on the front doors. When the doors are locked, you can't grip the post to unlock. What happens if you lose power?

Go out the back doors, since their posts are much longer. When they are in the lock position, you can still grip the post to pull up on.
Unfortunately those posts are a trend as an anti-theft/intrusion device.
Keeps miscreants from unlocking your doors with nothing more than a wedging
device and an old coat hanger or wire based lasso device.

Pit bulls work better, but they tend to overheat in most climates in summer.
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Re: Auto Door Locks

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That would be nice too. Maybe there'll be an update for it in the future. One would think it'll be an easy add-on......
I wonder if the requirement for some minimum speed is to allow you at least a fighting
chance in case yer kid is in the car and you happen to shut the door at the same time
they decide to explore the gear shift.

I had never noticed that a backup/forward cycle does seem to inhibit the lock, since I usually have to stop when leaving the driveway, but a recent construction changed my drive and indeed it doesn't lock at least up to 25-30 on first going forward.

Wonder if there is yet another nanny law related to that behavior?
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:48 PM
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Re: Auto Door Locks

I just want to add that while I agree completely with others, and given my own dissatisfaction with the locking feature, that I am otherwise thrilled beyond belief with the amount of customization our Jeeps allow through Uconnect. It's one of the reasons I fell in love with the 2014 from the moment of my first test drive.

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The last few cars I've had will unlock the doors when you pull the interior handle. I'm sure that's the case with the Jeep, though I haven't tested it.

If you lose power in an accident, you still need to be able to open your door.
But don't you need power for that to happen? I haven't tried disconnecting the power cables and testing.
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Re: Auto Door Locks

I must really be an oddball to dislike the automatic locking of my doors. I would much rather choose to lock my doors when I want to. At least give me the option. Guess the government mandated this to shelter bus from ourselves.....Grrrrrrr!

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But don't you need power for that to happen? I haven't tried disconnecting the power cables and testing.
Correct, previous cars mechanically unlock when pulling the interior handle.
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Correct, previous cars mechanically unlock when pulling the interior handle.
Maybe it's just me, but I find that to be a huge safety hazard.
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Maybe it's just me, but I find that to be a huge safety hazard.
How so? If you have power, your doors unlock. If you don't have power, your doors unlock.

Child safety locks in the rear prevent this...
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How so? If you have power, your doors unlock. If you don't have power, your doors unlock.

Child safety locks in the rear prevent this...
I misread your post. I thought you said the previous versions did it and the latest doesn't.
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Re: Auto Door Locks

I like the way the door locks operate on the WK2. Same as they did on my 2000 WJ Limited. On my 2010 BMW M3, you had to pull the inside door lever twice to exit the car. Once was to unlock the door and the second time to open the door. Ridiculous setup.
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