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#1 Steves72

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 10:48 PM

This question is related to my a 2000 OBW. I have been surprised by quite a few things on this, my first Subaru. But, the one that was the most surprising was the fact that the doors do not lock automatically once the car is put into gear or taken out of park. Should the doors auto lock? If not, in what model year did Subaru put in this feature?

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 04:49 AM

This question is related to my a 2000 OBW. I have been surprised by quite a few things on this, my first Subaru. But, the one that was the most surprising was the fact that the doors do not lock automatically once the car is put into gear or taken out of park. Should the doors auto lock? If not, in what model year did Subaru put in this feature?

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I have a '95 that does not lock automatically, and I'm thankful that it doesn't. Cars that do stupid things like that automatically really annoy me...

#3 Subie Gal

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:31 AM

my 2001 does not auto lock

my 2003 does not auto lock

i'm not sure if the 05/06's do or not....

i lock my doors every time i get in the car though.
it's just a push of the button ;)

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 11:09 AM

This question is related to my a 2000 OBW. I have been surprised by quite a few things on this, my first Subaru. But, the one that was the most surprising was the fact that the doors do not lock automatically once the car is put into gear or taken out of park. Should the doors auto lock? If not, in what model year did Subaru put in this feature?

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I have had 5 Subarus with power locks, and none of them autolock. (I have seen Chrylser products that lock the doors when the vehicle gets up to a certain speed - about 8 mph.) On Subarus from 2003 and newer, the horn will beep when the lock button on the remote is pressed 3 times. One annoying "feature" of the Subaru door lock/alarm system is that if you get in the car and lock the doors before closing all of them the alarm will be enabled, just as if you were leaving the car and hit the lock switch before closing the door. Then when you put the key in the ignition and try to start the car, it won't start and the alarm will sound. Once this happens, you have to either press one of the buttons on the remote or turn the the key in the ignition 10 times in order to reset the alarm and start the car.

#5 Steves72

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:08 PM

Thanks for the confirmation. My wife's 99 Grand Prix auto locks, as did an older 92 Chrysler. A 91 Camaro that the OBW replaced did not.


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Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:18 PM

I have a '95 that does not lock automatically, and I'm thankful that it doesn't. Cars that do stupid things like that automatically really annoy me...

I concur, I hate this feature, I rent a lot of cars that have this feature and it drives my crazy when I travel.

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:55 PM

Ditto, auto locks suck. If I wanted to lock the doors, then I would.




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