Buick Encore: Keys and Locks / Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Keys, Doors, and Windows / Keys and Locks / Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System

See Radio Frequency Statement.

If there is a decrease in the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) operating range:

  • Check the distance. The transmitter may be too far from the vehicle.
  • Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal.
  • Check the transmitter's battery. See “Battery Replacement” later in this section.
  • If the transmitter is still not working correctly, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service.

Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation

The Keyless Access system allows for vehicle entry when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft). See “Keyless Access Operation” later in this section.

The RKE transmitter may work up to 60 m (197 ft) away from the vehicle.

Other conditions can impact the performance of the transmitter.

Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System

With Remote Start Shown

The following may be available:

Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System : Press to lock all doors and the fuel door, if equipped.

The turn signal indicators may flash and/or the horn may sound on the second press to indicate locking. See Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) or Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen).

If the driver door is open when Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System is pressed and Open Door Anti-Lockout is enabled, all doors will lock and then the driver door will immediately unlock. See Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) or Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen).

If the passenger door is open when Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System is pressed, all doors lock.

Pressing Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System may also arm the theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle Alarm System.

Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System : Press to unlock the driver door and the fuel door, if equipped. Press again within five seconds to unlock all doors. The RKE transmitter can be programmed to unlock all doors on the first button press. See Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) or Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen).

The turn signal indicators will flash to indicate unlocking. See Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) or Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen).

Pressing Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System will disarm the theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle Alarm System.

Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System : Press and release one time to initiate vehicle locator. The exterior lamps flash and the horn chirps three times. Press and hold Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System for at least three seconds to sound the panic alarm. The horn sounds and the turn signals flash for 30 seconds, or until 7 is pressed again or the vehicle is started.

Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System : If equipped, press Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System and then press and hold Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System for at least four seconds to start the engine from outside the vehicle using the RKE transmitter. See Remote Vehicle Start.

Keyless Access Operation

The Keyless Access system lets you lock and unlock the doors and access the liftgate without removing the RKE transmitter from your pocket, purse, briefcase, etc. The RKE transmitter must be within 1 m (3 ft) of the liftgate or door being opened. There is a button on each door handle.

Keyless Access can be programmed to unlock all doors on the first lock/unlock press from the driver door. See Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) or Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen).

Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the Driver Door

When the doors are locked and the RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of the driver door handle, pressing the lock/unlock button on the driver door handle will unlock the driver door. If the lock/unlock button is pressed again within five seconds, all passenger doors will unlock. Pull the door handle to unlatch the door.

Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System

Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side Similar

Pressing the lock/unlock button will cause all doors to lock if any of the following occur:

  • It has been more than five seconds since the first lock/unlock button press.
  • The lock/unlock button presses were used to unlock all doors.
  • Any vehicle door has opened and all doors are now closed.

Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the Passenger Doors

When the doors are locked and the RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of the passenger door handle, pressing the lock/ unlock button on the passenger door handle will unlock all doors.

Pressing the lock/unlock button will cause all doors to lock if any of the following occur:

  • The lock/unlock button was used to unlock all doors.
  • Any vehicle door has opened and all doors are now closed.

Passive Locking

The vehicle will lock several seconds after all doors are closed if the vehicle is off and at least one transmitter has been removed or none remain in the vehicle.

The fuel door will also lock, if equipped.

If other electronic devices interfere with the RKE transmitter signal, the vehicle may not detect the RKE transmitter inside the vehicle. If passive locking is enabled, the doors may lock with the RKE transmitter inside the vehicle. Do not leave the RKE transmitter in an unattended vehicle.

To customize the doors to automatically lock when exiting the vehicle, see Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) or Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen).

Temporary Disable of Passive Locking

Temporarily disable passive locking by pressing and holding Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System on the interior door switch with a door open for several seconds, or until three chimes are heard. Passive locking will then remain disabled until Buick Encore. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System on the interior door is pressed, or until the vehicle is turned on.

Remote Left In Vehicle Alert

When the vehicle is turned off and an RKE transmitter is left in the vehicle, the horn will chirp three times after all doors are closed.

To turn on or off see Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) or Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen).

Remote No Longer In Vehicle Alert

If the vehicle is on with a door open and then all doors are closed, the vehicle will check for RKE transmitters inside. If an RKE transmitter is not detected, the Driver Information Center (DIC) will display NO REMOTE DETECTED and the horn will chirp three times. This occurs only once each time the vehicle is driven. To turn on or off see Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) or Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen).

Keyless Liftgate Opening

When the doors are locked, press the touch pad on the rear of the liftgate above the license plate to open the liftgate if the RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft).

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