Buick Encore: Vehicle Security / Vehicle Alarm System

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Keys, Doors, and Windows / Vehicle Security / Vehicle Alarm System

If equipped with an anti-theft alarm system, the indicator light, on the instrument panel near the windshield, shows the status of the system.

Buick Encore. Vehicle Alarm System

Off : Alarm system is disarmed.

On Solid : Vehicle is secured during the delay to arm the system.

Fast Flast : Vehicle is unsecured. A door, the liftgate, or the hood is open.

Slow Flash : Alarm system is armed.

Arming the Alarm System

  1. Turn off the vehicle.
  2. Lock the vehicle in one of two ways:
    • Use the RKE transmitter.
    • With a door open, press Buick Encore. Vehicle Alarm System on the interior of the door.
  3. After 30 seconds the alarm system will arm, and the indicator light will begin to slowly flash indicating the alarm system is operating. Pressing Buick Encore. Vehicle Alarm System on the RKE transmitter a second time will bypass the 30-second delay and immediately arm the alarm system.

The vehicle alarm system will not arm if the doors are locked with the key.

If any door or the hood is opened without first unlocking with the RKE transmitter, the horn will chirp and the lights will flash to indicate pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not started, or the door is not unlocked by pressing Buick Encore. Vehicle Alarm System on the RKE transmitter during the 10-second pre-alarm, the alarm will be activated.

The alarm will also be activated if any door or the the hood is opened without first disarming the system. When the alarm is activated, the turn signals flash and the horn sounds for about 30 seconds. The alarm system will then re-arm to monitor for the next unauthorized event.

Disarming the Alarm System

To disarm the alarm system or turn off the alarm if it has been activated:

  • Press Buick Encore. Vehicle Alarm System on the RKE transmitter.
  • Start the vehicle.

Avoid setting off the alarm by accident:

  • Lock the vehicle after all occupants have exited and all doors are closed.
  • Always unlock the vehicle with the RKE transmitter.

Unlocking the driver door with the key will not disarm the system or turn off the alarm.

How to Detect a Tamper Condition

If Buick Encore. Vehicle Alarm System is pressed and the horn chirps and the lights flash three times, an attempted break-in has occurred while the system was armed.

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