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The owner's manual (2017 Prima) describes an auto-lock feature, that the car doors will automatically lock when you walk away from the car with the key fob on your person. Mine doesn't do that, and I haven't been able to find any settings to fiddle with to make it happen. Anybody else experiment with this feature?
 

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Look under settings in your Infotainment Center. In the Lights section. With your ignition on - not just the accessory mode. I intentionally don't want the car to lock itself when you only need to touch the little button on your door handle. The setting I like is where the first unlock command opens both doors and the gas door, rather than requiring 2 hits.
 

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Thanks for the info. I had tried to find the settings, but saw that the headings Lock, Light, etc. were greyed out. Probably because I had selected the accessory mode on the ignition pushbutton. I selected the ignition on position, and sure enough the Lock, Light, etc. menus were then accessible, and I made the preferred selections in all the submenus. Now the car locks when I walk away! Thanks again.
 

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By the time I walk back to the take something out of the trunk the front doors automatically lock, which means I need to unlock to take the hat out of the cabin that I forgot :) Would prefer the auto feature was set for a bit further away from the car, but I suppose I'll adjust to it.
 

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I got locked out of my car

I started the car to cool it down for a few minutes on a VERY hot day and when I got out of the car (leaving the fob in the car) so it would not shut down in the absence of the fob and was locked out with the car running. Two dealers told me I had to either get my other fob or call for roadside assistance. I will never use the "walk away" auto lock feature for fear that the fob may have fallen out of my pocket in the car and get locked out again. It was awful.
 

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I started the car to cool it down for a few minutes on a VERY hot day and when I got out of the car (leaving the fob in the car) so it would not shut down in the absence of the fob and was locked out with the car running. Two dealers told me I had to either get my other fob or call for roadside assistance. I will never use the "walk away" auto lock feature for fear that the fob may have fallen out of my pocket in the car and get locked out again. It was awful.
I feel your pain. Once - a long time ago - I had a pair of skis slip off the shoulder of the passenger seat of my Fiat Punto, hitting the lock snib as they fell. The car was running to warm and defrost while I was outside scraping frost off the windows. I was locked out, engine running and 200 miles from home. That feeling of helplessness is horrible.

Luckily, the local police drove past and stopped to see what we were up to (we were looking kind of suspicious trying to figure out how to get in to the car). Once we explained what had happened and they had time to stop laughing, they confirmed I was the registered owner of the vehicle and then demonstrated just how poor the locks on the Punto were - they had the car open in about 60 seconds. :eek:
 

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Locks keep honest people out. In an emergency, a window can be broken easily.
 

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Is it feasible to get a dummy key cut that can be hidden under the car?
 

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Glitchy Auto Lock

I've had my Lusso for almost two months and love it, but I've found that the auto lock feature does not always work. It most frequently does not automatically lock if the passenger door closes after the driver door, even though it sometimes does in that scenario. I have noticed a time or two that it does not lock when I'm alone and have exited the car. I cannot find a way to adjust the settings.
 

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I started the car to cool it down for a few minutes on a VERY hot day and when I got out of the car (leaving the fob in the car) so it would not shut down in the absence of the fob and was locked out with the car running. Two dealers told me I had to either get my other fob or call for roadside assistance. I will never use the "walk away" auto lock feature for fear that the fob may have fallen out of my pocket in the car and get locked out again. It was awful.
the car will continue to run if you walk away with the fob in your pocket. it will make a couple of chirps to alert you to the error of the auto locking system, but the car will remain running and to the best of my recollection will not lock. but if you close the doors with the fob inside with the engine running, it will read it is in normal driving mode and self lock the exterior to protect from unwanted entry....
 

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the car will continue to run if you walk away with the fob in your pocket. it will make a couple of chirps to alert you to the error of the auto locking system, but the car will remain running and to the best of my recollection will not lock. but if you close the doors with the fob inside with the engine running, it will read it is in normal driving mode and self lock the exterior to protect from unwanted entry....
Is that an automatic?

Mine is set to auto-lock on walk away but it only locks the doors after the car reaches about 5km/h, you can hear them lock then. If I let the car sit it will not lock even when running.

To be fair, it's a habit of mine dating back from when I was a kid that when I walk away from a car that is running as a driver, I automatically will lower the driver's window.

Reflex I suppose it's caused by locking myself out of more than one car as a kid.
 

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Is that an automatic?

Mine is set to auto-lock on walk away but it only locks the doors after the car reaches about 5km/h, you can hear them lock then. If I let the car sit it will not lock even when running.

To be fair, it's a habit of mine dating back from when I was a kid that when I walk away from a car that is running as a driver, I automatically will lower the driver's window.

Reflex I suppose it's caused by locking myself out of more than one car as a kid.

valets do this too...had a friend borrow my B3000 for a week while on vaca here in hawaii. They were staying in waikiki...idk how he did it.....as I've never had it happen, but he managed to lock the truck, ('ve even tried reproducing this senario. couldn't) while running at the valet stand. I couldn't get away from work to go home and grab my spare...nope, I didn't have a key hidden (cuz I've never locked myself out of the truck) anyways...hour half later locksmith shows up and unlocks it for him...$250 was the damage. I put a hide-a-key (for other that may borrow it)...I really should have known better..he's a packers fan. SMH.
 

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Is that an automatic?

Mine is set to auto-lock on walk away but it only locks the doors after the car reaches about 5km/h, you can hear them lock then. If I let the car sit it will not lock even when running.

To be fair, it's a habit of mine dating back from when I was a kid that when I walk away from a car that is running as a driver, I automatically will lower the driver's window.

Reflex I suppose it's caused by locking myself out of more than one car as a kid.


no, my car is a manual transmission. although I do not recommend allowing a car to run unattended, sometimes it is necessary. I believe I was checking the car for exhaust leaks after the installation of the exhaust, when I closed the door while it was running. the self locking system made multiple chirping noises but did not lock with the keys were in my pocket at the time.
 
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