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Old 11-17-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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Cold starting, doors auto-lock!

So you know how it works... you start the car to get it warmed up and step outside to clear the frost, ice, snow - when for no good reason the doors automatically lock, with the keys still in the ignition!!

Anyone know why and a solution, I thought initially it was a security feature - like when the doors autolock as you get upto about 20kmph but the local dealer tell me that isn't the case in a static vehicle.

Any clues and fixes much appreciated!

***my workaround is to open the window enough to slip my hand in and open the door, it works but is not consistent with getting the interior toasty warm before driving off.



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Old 11-17-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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Probably a bad door latch assembly, have fun figuring out which one it is. I'd bet on driver side though since used the most. There's a couple micro switches in latch, one at least works the door locks.
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System can be a bit weird as well, if you unlock all doors and don't physically open a rear door it'll autolock after a waiting period.

I try not to trust it after seeing posts on getting locked out.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:29 PM   #4
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So you know how it works... you start the car to get it warmed up and step outside to clear the frost, ice, snow - when for no good reason the doors automatically lock, with the keys still in the ignition!!

Anyone know why and a solution, I thought initially it was a security feature - like when the doors autolock as you get upto about 20kmph but the local dealer tell me that isn't the case in a static vehicle.

Any clues and fixes much appreciated!

***my workaround is to open the window enough to slip my hand in and open the door, it works but is not consistent with getting the interior toasty warm before driving off.
I'm sure it is not supposed to do that. My 07,11 and 14 Focus as well as my wife's 03 Taurus will not lock the door if the key is in the ignition. In fact if you lock the door, they all automatically unlock after a second. The only way I am able to lock my wife's car with the key in it is with combination touchpad on the outside of the door.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:43 PM   #5
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The earlier ones stay locked once you lock them but are supposed to autolock at around 3 mph rolling speed meaning needing an input from speed sensor.

I like it when they go into the autolock mode and then on/off/on/off as fast as it can repeatedly say a hundred times. Fixed mine of that by yanking latch assembly then tearing it apart to clean and lube but not for the faint-hearted, you have to break a stepped body rivet that cannot be fixed again. I had to drill and tap the end for a new screw to hold it all together. That was like 5 years ago, beginning to act like it needs it again but this time it comes apart easier. Ford purposely makes parts now to discourage you from fixing them if they can. Many of their latch assemblies have to be broken to get inside like the wagon tailgate ones I've rebuilt too.
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My Dad had a Dodge truck that did it and I dont get out of my focus with keys in the ignition without making sure the window is down.
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