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Old 06-06-2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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Problem Disabling Auto lock

I bought my 2012 Ford Focus SE in February of this year. At the time I had the dealer disable the Auto lock which automatically locks the doors when the vehicle moves at 4 miles per hour or faster. It was working fine up until last when I brought the car back to the dealer per Customer Satisfaction Program 12B37. This was to have reprogrammed Powertrain Control Module, Transmission Control Module and Anti-Lock Brake System Module. This seems to solved the problem of jerky automatic transmission shifts and roll back when transitioning from the brake to accelerator pedal.
I tried all week to reset the autolock per the instructions in the manual. I couldn't get the locks to respond properly and I was beginning to think that perhaps I couldn't read English properly. I brought the car back to the dealer and after two hours of working on the Tech simply gave up and called Ford for further assistance. The response from Ford was the the Focus could not be programmed for this function and the instructions in the manual were wrong and should have deleted. I'm livid at the moment. Any suggestions. How would you resolve the issue.

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Old 06-06-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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maybe try believing ford assistance, if it cant be done what do you expect them to do? what difference does it make really if your doors lock when you're moving anyways?
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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I would like to be able to make my 2000 so the auto lock didn't work if you get out and go to get in another door they are all locked where I live I don't need the locks besides it makes me feel like the car company is controlling too much that should be an option that I have
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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Sorry I cant help.

But just me personally I really like that feature in my 12 year old Focus the doors lock automatically. I feel safer in the car when the doors are locked, no one will jump in, and I cant fall out, etc.

I sometimes drive an Accord and it doest have this option so I have to manually lock and unlock each time which is a pain.

Hope you can get your issue resolved.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:46 PM   #5
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Well I would believe the Ford Assistant were it not for the fact that (a) between February and June the car's autolock was disabled by the dealership and (b) instructions for enabling/disabling the autolock are printed in the Owner's Manual.

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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i guess pressing the lock/un-lock button inside the car or on the key fob is a lot to ask of a person, i see how this would be such a great pain and such a pressing issue in ones life....
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:37 AM   #7
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i guess pressing the lock/un-lock button inside the car or on the key fob is a lot to ask of a person, i see how this would be such a great pain and such a pressing issue in ones life....
Thank you so much for your informative comments. Your clarity of mind is inspiring and your command of the English language almost rivals that of Shakespeare himself. You are absolutely correct. Why should I expect a product to do what it is supposed to do? And speaking of pressing issues in one's life I can't help but notice you have nothing better to do than spend your time addressing what you consider to be non-issues. Thats very, very sad.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #8
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I just bought a used 2012 Focus S (U.S.) with manual transmission. I think it was built in Nov. 2011. I also could not disable autolock using the procedure in the manual. When I brought the car in to Ford for service and asked them to disable autolock, they also could not disable it. I was told that the S model lacks the feature for disabling autolock. Like Zenone, I believe this is a factory programming defect.

I like to drive with my doors unlocked so if I have an accident a bystander can easily pull me out. I usually unlock the doors as soon as they lock, but sometimes I forget.

This car is odd in that it does not have a simple button to unlock the doors, and I do not know if they will unlock if I lose battery power (simple test that I have not tried yet).

Sorry for reviving an old thread, but this seems to be where it fits best.
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Has anyone with a MK3 Focus and Intelligent Access had success disabling their autolock yet? I have a ST and have tried the procedure outlined in the manual several times, but I've yet to be able to deactivate it.

It's a pain having the doors lock automatically so that when you go to pick someone up and they try to get in, they can't until the door unlock button is pressed.

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