Buick Encore: Keys and Locks / Door Locks

Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owner's Manual / Keys, Doors, and Windows / Keys and Locks / Door Locks

Warning

Unlocked doors can be dangerous.

  • Passengers, especially children, can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. The doors can be unlocked and opened while the vehicle is moving. The chance of being thrownout of the vehicle in a crash is increased if the doors are not locked. So, all passengers should wear seat belts properly and the doors should be locked whenever the vehicle is driven.
  • Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get out. A child can be overcome by extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Always lock the vehicle whenever leaving it.
  • Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop the vehicle. Locking the doors can help prevent this from happening.

To lock or unlock the doors from the outside:

  • Press Buick Encore. Door Locks or Buick Encore. Door Locks on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

    See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation.

  • Use the key in the driver door.

To lock or unlock the doors from inside the vehicle:

  • Press Buick Encore. Door Locks or Buick Encore. Door Locks on the power door lock switch.
  • Pulling an interior door handle will unlock the door. Pulling the door handle again unlatches it.

Keyless Access

The RKE transmitter must be within 1 m (3 ft) of the liftgate or door being opened.

Press the button on the door handle to open. See “Keyless Access Operation” under Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation.

Free-Turning Locks

The door key lock cylinder turns freely when either the wrong key is used, or the correct key is not fully inserted. The free-turning door lock feature prevents the lock from being forced open. To reset the lock, turn it to the vertical position with the correct key fully inserted. Remove the key and insert it again. If this does not reset the lock, turn the key halfway around in the cylinder and repeat the reset procedure.

    Remote Vehicle Start

    The vehicle may have this feature that allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle. : This button will be on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start...

    Power Door Locks

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