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Old 12-01-2014, 10:57 AM
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Auto Lock not a Feature?

Ok, just purchased a new 2015 Summit and have a question about the key fob. I understand the remote start and unlock...but... I have to manually lock the doors upon exiting by using the key fob or by touching the button on the handle, right? Wondering why it doesn't automatically lock the doors when i walk away from the vehicle like my wife's Cadillac SRX does.

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Old 12-01-2014, 11:54 AM
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Re: Auto Lock not a Feature?

Cuz it's not a Cadillac?
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Re: Auto Lock not a Feature?

yeah...i know its not a Cadillac. Don't understand why keyless entry/start doesn't have the option to automatically lock the doors when i turn off the car and walk away from it.
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Re: Auto Lock not a Feature?

I did not know about any car with this feature, but I had the same question. Seems to make sense. Cadillac or no Cadillac, it already has the technology. Why not to add this feature? Another thing that I thought it was missing is auto-closing the roof and all the windows with the remote. Not sure if it will do that automatically when it senses rain.
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Re: Auto Lock not a Feature?

It just seems to make sense to me since the idea behind the key fob is to put it in your pocket/purse and not have to get it out to lock or unlock, etc... When my wife drives the Jeep she will probably leave it unlocked since she is able to walk away from the Caddy and it locks itself.
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It just seems to make sense to me since the idea behind the key fob is to put it in your pocket/purse and not have to get it out to lock or unlock, etc... When my wife drives the Jeep she will probably leave it unlocked since she is able to walk away from the Caddy and it locks itself.
That little button in the outside door handle locks the car without touching the fob.



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It just seems to make sense to me since the idea behind the key fob is to put it in your pocket/purse and not have to get it out to lock or unlock, etc... When my wife drives the Jeep she will probably leave it unlocked since she is able to walk away from the Caddy and it locks itself.
Good reason to not let her drive the Jeep

Seriously, this seems like a fairly useless feature to me.. but then again I'm old..
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Re: Auto Lock not a Feature?

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That little button in the outside door handle locks the car without touching the fob.
Yeah, but it could have happened to me too when I was walking away from my car and just in the last moment decided to make sure that it is locked. My Jeep is only one month old and I paying attention to everything before I get used to it, which is the only reason why I returned. What happened just before that is that when I exited the vehicle, I did press the button to lock the vehicle. Then I went to the back and used the handle to open the trunk. What I did not know at that time that when you open the trunk by the handle, it unlocks all the doors too. I know that it is a feature that you can select in settings to either open the driver's door or to open all doors with one 'unlock', but I did not know that opening the trunk would do that too. Most of my previous cars were German and I got used to their design when you have the ability of releasing the trunk lid without unlocking the doors or disabling the alarm.
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Re: Auto Lock not a Feature?

I had a previous vehicle that would lock the doors 60 seconds after the engine stopped and the key had been removed.

The ONLY reason I thought it was a useful feature was because it ensured the vehicle would re-lock itself IF I accidentally unlocked it from a distance. I never relied on that feature to actually secure the vehicle upon exiting. That is what the LOCK BUTTON was for.

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I had a previous vehicle that would lock the doors 60 seconds after the engine stopped and the key had been removed.

The ONLY reason I thought it was a useful feature was because it ensured the vehicle would re-lock itself IF I accidentally unlocked it from a distance. I never relied on that feature to actually secure the vehicle upon exiting. That is what the LOCK BUTTON was for.

Oh, yeah; I forgot to mention about that: that is another thing that all my German cars did. Very useful.
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Re: Auto Lock not a Feature?

"Because"...

And that leaves at least one thing they could potentially add as a feature in the future.
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Yeah, but it could have happened to me too when I was walking away from my car and just in the last moment decided to make sure that it is locked. My Jeep is only one month old and I paying attention to everything before I get used to it, which is the only reason why I returned. What happened just before that is that when I exited the vehicle, I did press the button to lock the vehicle. Then I went to the back and used the handle to open the trunk. What I did not know at that time that when you open the trunk by the handle, it unlocks all the doors too. I know that it is a feature that you can select in settings to either open the driver's door or to open all doors with one 'unlock', but I did not know that opening the trunk would do that too. Most of my previous cars were German and I got used to their design when you have the ability of releasing the trunk lid without unlocking the doors or disabling the alarm.
Did you know ( a lot of us were surprised when it was pointed out) that there is a lock button in the top of the liftgate (trunk) handle?


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