Ford Escape: Autolock - Power door locks - Locks and Security - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Autolock

The autolock feature will lock all the doors, liftgate and liftgate window when:

• all doors are closed,
• the ignition is in the on position,
• you shift into any gear putting the vehicle in motion, and
• the vehicle attains a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h).

The autolock feature repeats when:

• any door is opened then closed while the ignition is in the on position and the vehicle speed is 9 mph (15 km/h) or lower, and
• the vehicle attains a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h).

Deactivating/activating autolock

Your vehicle comes with the autolock feature enabled. There are four methods to enable/disable this feature:

• Through your authorized dealer, or
• Performing the power door lock control procedure, or
• Performing the keyless entry keypad (if equipped) procedure, or
• Performing the message center (if equipped) procedure.

Note: The autolock feature can be activated/deactivated independently of the autounlock feature.

Before following the activation or deactivation procedures, make sure that the anti-theft system is not armed, ignition is in the off position, and all vehicle doors, liftgate and liftgate window are closed.

Power door unlock/lock procedure

You must complete Steps 1-5 within 30 seconds or the procedure will have to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, you must wait 30 seconds.

Note: All doors must be closed and remain closed throughout the configuration process.

1. The ignition must be off to begin sequence.
2. Turn the ignition to the on position.
3. Press the power door unlock control three times.

4. Turn the ignition from the on to

4. Turn the ignition from the on to the off position.
5. Press the power door unlock control three times.
6. Turn the ignition back to the on position. The horn will chirp.
7. Press the unlock control, then press the lock control. The horn will chirp once if autolock was deactivated or twice (one short and one long chirp) if autolock was activated.
8. Turn the ignition to the off position. The horn will chirp once to confirm the procedure is complete.

Keyless entry keypad procedure

1. Turn the ignition to the off position.
2. Close all doors, the liftgate and liftgate window.
3. Enter 5–digit entry code
4. Press and hold the 3 • 4. While holding the 3 • 4 press the 7 • 8.
5. Release the 7 • 8.
6. Release the 3 • 4.

The user should receive a horn chirp to indicate the system has been disabled or a chirp followed by a honk to indicate the system has been enabled.

Message center procedure (if equipped)

For information on activating/deactivating the autolock feature using the vehicle’s message center, refer to Message center information in the Instrument cluster chapter.

    Door key unlocking/locking
    Unlocking the doors Turn the key in the door cylinder to unlock the driver’s door only. All other doors will remain locked. Locking the doors Turn the key in the door cylinder to lock the driver ...

    Autounlock
    The autounlock feature will unlock all the doors when: • the ignition is in the on position, all the doors are closed, and the vehicle has been in motion at a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h) ...

    See also:

    Turn-signal lever
    1- Turn-signals. When making a normal turn, use position (1). The lever will return automatically when cornering is completed. 2- Lane-change signals. When moving the lever to (2) slightly to ch ...

    If the passenger’s frontal airbag OFF indicator illuminates and the ON indicator turns off even when the front passenger’s seat is occupied by an adult
    This can be caused by the adult incorrectly sitting in the front passenger’s seat. Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position. Ask the front passenger to set the seatback to the upri ...

    Rear Window Wiper/Washer
    The rear wiper controls are on the end of the windshield wiper lever. ON: Press the upper portion of the button for continuous rear window wipes. OFF: The rear wiper turns off when the button is r ...