Suzuki Grand Vitara: Door Locks - Before Driving - Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner's ManualSuzuki Grand Vitara: Door Locks

when driving. Locking the doors helps to prevent occupants from being thrown from WARNING: Always lock all doors when driving. Locking the doors helps to prevent occupants from being thrown from the vehicle in the event of an accident. It also helps prevent unintended opening of the doors.

To lock a front door from outside the vehicle:
Side Door Locks

To lock a front door from outside the vehicle:
• Insert the key and turn the top of the key toward the front of the vehicle, or


• Turn the lock knob forward and close the door.

To unlock a front door from outside the vehicle, insert the key and turn the top of the key toward the rear of the vehicle.

To lock a door from inside the vehicle, turn the lock knob forward. Turn the

To lock a door from inside the vehicle, turn the lock knob forward. Turn the lock knob rearward to unlock the door. To lock a rear side door from outside the vehicle, turn the lock knob forward and close the door.

System (if equipped)
Power Door Locking System (if equipped)

You can lock and unlock all doors (including the tailgate) simultaneously by:
• Turning the key in the driver’s door lock, or


• Pushing the power door locking switch located on the door panel of either front door.

(when using the key)

To lock all doors simultaneously, insert the key in the driver’s door lock, and turn the key to the LOCK side. To unlock all doors simultaneously, insert the key in the driver’s door lock and turn the key to the UNLOCK side twice.

Front passenger’s
Driver’s side

side
Front passenger’s side

(when using the power door locking switch)

To lock or unlock all the doors simultaneously, depress the front or rear of the switch respectively.

NOTE:
• If your vehicle is equipped with the keyless entry system, you can also lock or unlock all doors by operating the transmitter. Refer to “Keyless Start System Remote Controller/Keyless Entry System Transmitter” in this section.
• If your vehicle is equipped with the keyless start system, you can also lock or unlock all doors by pushing the request switch on the door handle. Refer to “Keyless Start System Remote Controller/ Keyless Entry System Transmitter” in this section.

System Remote Controller/Keyless Entry System Transmitter
Keyless Start System Remote Controller/Keyless Entry System Transmitter

Your vehicle is equipped with either a keyless start system remote controller (Type A) or a keyless entry system transmitter (Type B). The remote controller has a keyless entry system and a keyless start system. The transmitter has only a keyless entry system. For details, refer to the following explanations.

Keyless Start System Remote Controller (Type A)

The remote controller enables the following operations:
• You can lock or unlock the doors by operating the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the remote controller. Refer to the explanation in this section.
• You can lock or unlock the doors by pushing the request switch on the door handle. For details, refer to the explanation in this section.
• You can start the engine without using an ignition key. For details, refer to “Ignition Switch” in the “STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS” section and “Starting the Engine” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.

(2) “UNLOCK” button (3) “PANIC” button
(1) “LOCK” button (2) “UNLOCK” button (3) “PANIC” button

“LOCK” button (1) / “UNLOCK” button (2) function

You can lock or unlock all doors (including the tailgate) simultaneously by operating the remote controller near the vehicle.
• To lock the doors, push the “LOCK” button (1).
• To unlock the driver’s door, push the “UNLOCK” button (2) once.
• To unlock other doors, wait a second or two, then push the “UNLOCK” button (2) a second time. If you “double-click” too fast, the doors will not unlock.

When the doors are locked, the turn signal lights will flash once.

When the doors are unlocked:
• The turn signal lights will flash twice.
• If the interior light switch is in the middle position, the interior light will turn on for about 15 seconds and then fade out. If you push in the ignition switch or insert the key during this time, the light will start to fade out immediately.

Be sure the doors are locked after you operate the “LOCK” button. If no door is opened within about 30 seconds after the “UNLOCK” button is operated, the doors will automatically lock again.

NOTE:
• The maximum operating distance of the remote controller is about 5 m (16 ft.), but this can vary depending on the surroundings, especially near other transmitting devices such as radio towers or CB (Citizen’s Band) radios.
• The door locks can not be operated with the remote controller if the ignition switch is in a position other than “LOCK”, or the ignition key is inserted in the ignition switch. If any door is open, you cannnot lock the door by operating the remote controller, however unlock the door.
• You cannot lock the door unless all of the doors are closed completely.
• If you lose one of the remote controllers, ask your SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible for a replacement. Be sure to have your dealer program the new remote controller code in your vehicle’s memory so that the old code is erased, or perform the programming procedure yourself according to the instructions in this section.

“PANIC” button (3) function

This function is to get the attention of others. Press the “PANIC” button (3) for more than 1 second. The headlights and taillights will blink for about 30 seconds. Also, the horn will sound intermittently for about 30 seconds at the same time. To cancel the “PANIC” mode, press any button (PANIC, LOCK or UNLOCK) on the remote controller. You can also insert the key in the ignition switch and turn to the “ON” position to cancel the “PANIC” mode.

NOTE: The “PANIC” button function will not activate when the key is in the ignition switch.

using the request switches
Keyless unlocking/locking using the request switches

When the remote controller is within the operating range described in this section, you can lock or unlock the doors by pushing the request switch (1) on the door handle of the driver’s door, front passenger’s door or tailgate.

To lock all doors when all doors are unlocked:
• Push the request switch on one of the door handles once.

The turn signal lights will flash once when the doors are locked.

To unlock a door or all doors:
• Push the request switch on the door handle once to unlock only one door.
• Push the request switch on the door handle twice to unlock all doors.

When the doors are unlocked:
• The turn signal lights will flash twice.
• If the interior light switch is in the middle position, the interior light will turn on for about 15 seconds and then fade out. If you push in the ignition switch or insert the key during this time, the light will start to fade out immediately.

Be sure the doors are locked after you operate the request switch to lock the doors.

NOTE:
• The door locks can not be operated by the request switch under the following conditions: – If any door is open or is not completely closed. – If the ignition switch is in a position other than “LOCK”. – If the ignition key is inserted in the ignition switch.
• If no doors are opened within about 30 seconds after unlocking the doors by pushing the request switch, the doors will be locked again automatically.

feet)
(1) 80 cm (2 1/2 feet)

When the remote controller is within approximately 80 cm (2 1/2 feet) from a front door handle or the tailgate switch, you can lock or unlock the doors by pushing the request switch.

NOTE:
• If the remote controller is outside the request switch operating range described above, you will not be able to operate the request switch.
• If the battery of the remote controller runs down or there are strong radio waves or noise, the request switch operating range may be reduced or the remote controller may be inoperative.
• If the remote controller is too close to the door glass, the request switches may not operate.
• If a spare remote controller is in the vehicle, the request switches may not operate normally.
• The remote controller will only operate a request switch if it is within the switch’s operating range. For example, if the remote controller is within the operating range of the driver’s door request switch but not the front passenger’s door request switch or the tailgate request switch, the driver’s door switch can be operated but the front passenger’s door switch or tailgate switch can not be operated.

CAUTION: The remote controller is a sensitive electronic instrument. To avoid damaging the remote controller:
• Do not expose it to impacts, moisture or high temperature such as by leaving it on the dashboard under direct sunlight.
• Keep the remote controller away from magnetic objects such as a television.

NOTE: The keyless start system may not function correctly in certain environments or under certain operating conditions such as the following:
• When there are strong signals coming from a television, power station or a cellular phone.
• When the remote controller is in contact with or covered by a metal object.
• When a radio wave type remote keyless entry is used nearby.
• When the remote controller is placed near an electronic device such as personal computer. Some additional precautions you should take and information you should be aware of are:
• Make sure the ignition key is stowed in the remote controller. If the remote controller becomes unreliable, you will not be able to lock or unlock the doors or start the engine.
• Be sure that the driver always carries the remote controller.
• If you lose one of the remote controllers, ask your SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible for a replacement. Be sure to have your dealer program the new remote controller code in your vehicle’s memory so that the old code is erased, or perform the programming procedure yourself according to the instructions in this section.
• You can use up to four remote controllers and ignition keys for your vehicle. Ask your SUZUKI dealer for details.
• The battery life of the remote controller is about two years, but it can vary depending on usage conditions.

To stow the ignition key into the remote controller, push the key in the remote

To stow the ignition key into the remote controller, push the key in the remote controller until you hear a click.

To remove the key from the remote controller, push the button (A) in the direction

To remove the key from the remote controller, push the button (A) in the direction of the arrow and pull the key out from the remote controller.

If the remote controller is not in the vehicle under the following conditions,
Reminder function

If the remote controller is not in the vehicle under the following conditions, a buzzer sounds intermittently for about 2 seconds and the keyless start system indicator light on the instrument cluster blinks in red:
• When the vehicle speed is over 10 km/h (6 mph).
• When one or more doors are opened and all of the doors are later closed with the ignition switch in a position other than “LOCK”.

The red indicator light will turn off within several seconds after the remote controller is returned to an area of the vehicle other than the rear luggage area. If the remote controller is left in the vehicle and you lock the driver’s door or front passenger’s door as described below, the door will be automatically unlocked.
• If you open the driver’s door and lock the door by turning the lock knob forward or pushing the power door locking switch, the driver’s door will be automatically unlocked.
• If you open a door other than the driver’s door and lock the front passenger’s door by turning the lock knob forward or pushing the power door locking switch, the front passenger’s door will be automatically unlocked.

NOTE:
• The reminder will not operate when the remote controller is on the instrument panel, in the glove box, in the door pocket, in the sun visor or on the floor etc.
• Be sure that the driver always carries the remote controller.
• Do not leave the remote controller in the vehicle when leaving the vehicle.

Replacement of the battery

If the remote controller becomes unreliable, replace the battery. To replace the battery of the remote controller:

1) Insert a flat blade screw driver covered with a soft cloth in the slot of

1) Insert a flat blade screw driver covered with a soft cloth in the slot of the remote controller and pry it open.

2) Replace the battery (1) (Lithium disc type CR2032 or equivalent) so its +

2) Replace the battery (1) (Lithium disc type CR2032 or equivalent) so its + terminal faces the bottom of the case as shown in the illustration. 3) Close the remote controller firmly. 4) Make sure the door locks can be operated with the remote controller. 5) Dispose of the used battery properly according to applicable rules or regulations. Do not dispose of lithium batteries with ordinary household trash.

battery may cause serious internal injury. Do not allow anyone to swallow a lithium WARNING: Swallowing a lithium battery may cause serious internal injury. Do not allow anyone to swallow a lithium battery. Keep lithium batteries away from children and pets. If swallowed, contact a physician immediately.

CAUTION: The transmitter/remote controller is a sensitive electronic instrument. To avoid damaging it, do not expose it to dust or moisture or tamper with internal parts.

Programming/erasing the remote controller code yourself

Your new vehicle was originally equipped with two remote controllers. If you have lost one of the remote controllers, you should change the remote controller code in your vehicle’s memory as soon as possible for security. If you purchase additional remote controllers, the new remote controllers need to be programmed into your vehicle’s memory. You can perform this yourself by using the following procedure:

NOTE:
• You can program up to four remote controller codes into your vehicle’s memory. The four codes may be the same or different.
• If you try to program a fifth code, the four remote controller codes that are programmed will be cleared automatically.
• If you program a new remote controller code, all of the old remote controller codes that are in your vehicle’s memory will be erased automatically. When you program a new remote controller, you should reprogram any additional remote controllers at the same time.
• To purchase new remote controllers, see your SUZUKI dealer.
• Before you begin programming, have all of your remote controllers available.

To program a new remote controller

1) Close all the doors of the vehicle. 2) Sit in the driver’s seat and confirm that the driver’s door is unlocked. 3) Insert the key into the ignition switch. 4) Complete steps 1 through 6 described below within 25 seconds after step 3).

1. Push the power door locking switch of the driver’s door to the lock position

1. Push the power door locking switch of the driver’s door to the lock position and then push it to the unlock position. 2. Repeat step 1 two more times. 3. Push the power door locking switch of the driver’s door to the lock position. 4. Remove the key from the ignition switch and then insert it again. 5. Repeat step 4 three more times. 6. To start the engine, turn the ignition switch to the “START” position. Wait for 3 seconds. 7. Proceed to step 5) within 60 seconds after the engine has started.

NOTE: You cannot program the remote controller if you don’t complete steps 1 through 6 within 25 seconds. You cannot program the remote controller if you do not proceed to step 5) within 60 seconds after the engine has started.

5) Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position. A buzzer will sound twice and the door lock switch will be activated from the lock position to the unlock position automatically. 6) Press the “LOCK”, “UNLOCK” or “PANIC” button on the remote controller. A buzzer will sound twice and the door lock switch will be activated from the lock position to the unlock position automatically. If you want to program an additional remote controller, repeat the procedure of step 6) using the additional remote controller.

NOTE: Complete step 6) within 30 seconds. You can program up to four remote controllers.

7) To complete programming, remove the key from the ignition switch or turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position. 8) Make sure that the keyless start system and keyless entry system operate properly by operating each remote controller.

If you cannot operate the keyless start system and/or keyless entry system, repeat this programming procedure again. If you still cannot operate the systems, see your SUZUKI dealer.

To change the old remote controller codes in your vehicle’s memory

If you have lost one of the remote controllers, you should change the remote controller codes in your vehicle’s memory as soon as possible for security. To erase the remote controller code(s) in your vehicle’s memory, you should program the new remote controller code. The old codes in your vehicle’s memory will be erased automatically. If you have more remote controller(s), you must program all of the remote controller codes at the same time. You cannot operate the keyless start system and keyless entry system using any remote controller that is not programmed at the same time. For details on how to program, refer to the programming procedure in this section. When you complete programming, make sure that the keyless start system and keyless entry system operate properly by operating each remote controller.

1. For USA

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and

2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

2. For Canada

This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) This device may not cause interference, and

2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

The term “IC:” before the certification/registration number only signifies that the Industry Canada technical specifications were met.

System Transmitter (Type B) (1) “LOCK” button (2) “UNLOCK” button (3) “PANIC”
Keyless Entry System Transmitter (Type B) (1) “LOCK” button (2) “UNLOCK” button (3) “PANIC” button

“LOCK” button (1) / “UNLOCK” button (2) function

You can lock or unlock all doors (including the tailgate) simultaneously by operating the transmitter near the vehicle.


• To lock the doors, push the “LOCK” button (1).
• To unlock the driver’s door, push the “UNLOCK” button (2) once.
• To unlock other doors, wait a second or two, then push the “UNLOCK” button (2) a second time. If you “double-click” too fast, the doors will not unlock.

When the doors are locked, the turn signal lights will flash once.

When the doors are unlocked:
• The turn signal lights will flash twice.
• If the interior light switch is in the middle position, the interior light will turn on for about 15 seconds and then fade out. If you insert the key into the ignition switch during this time, the light will start to fade out immediately.

Be sure the doors are locked after you operate the “LOCK” button. If no door is opened within about 30 seconds after the “UNLOCK” button is operated, the doors will automatically lock again.

NOTE:
• The maximum operating distance of the keyless entry system transmitter is about 5 m (16 ft.), but this can vary depending on the surroundings, especially near other transmitting devices such as radio towers or CB (Citizen’s Band) radios.
• The door locks can not be operated with the transmitter, if the ignition key is inserted in the ignition switch.
• If you lose one of the transmitters, ask your SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible for a replacement. Be sure to have your dealer program the new transmitter code in your vehicle’s memory so that the old code is erased, or perform the programming procedure yourself according to the instructions in this section.

CAUTION: The transmitter is a sensitive electronic instrument. To avoid damaging the transmitter:
• Do not expose it to impacts, moisture or high temperature such as by leaving it on the dashboard under direct sunlight.
• Keep the transmitter away from magnetic objects such as a television.

“PANIC” button (3) function

This function is to get the attention of others. Press the “PANIC” button (3) for more than 1 second. The headlights and taillights will blink for about 30 seconds. Also, the horn will sound intermittently for about 30 seconds at the same time. To cancel the “PANIC” mode, press any button (PANIC, LOCK or UNLOCK) on the transmitter. You can also insert the key in the ignition switch and turn to the “ON” position to cancel the “PANIC” mode.

NOTE: The “PANIC” button function will not activate when the key is in the ignition switch.

Replacement of the battery

If the transmitter becomes unreliable, replace the battery. To replace the battery of the transmitter:

1) Put the edge of a coin or a flat blade screw driver in the slot of the transmitter

1) Put the edge of a coin or a flat blade screw driver in the slot of the transmitter and pry it open.

2) Replace the battery (1) (Lithium disctype CR2025 or equivalent) so its + terminal

2) Replace the battery (1) (Lithium disctype CR2025 or equivalent) so its + terminal faces the “+” mark of the transmitter. 3) Close the transmitter firmly. 4) Make sure the door locks can be operated with the transmitter. 5) Dispose of the used battery properly according to applicable rules or regulations. Do not dispose of lithium batteries with ordinary household trash.

battery may cause serious internal injury. Do not allow anyone to swallow a lithium WARNING: Swallowing a lithium battery may cause serious internal injury. Do not allow anyone to swallow a lithium battery. Keep lithium batteries away from children and pets. If swallowed, contact a physician immediately.

CAUTION: The transmitter/remote controller is a sensitive electronic instrument. To avoid damaging it, do not expose it to dust or moisture or tamper with internal parts.

Programming/removing a transmitter code yourself

Your new vehicle was originally equipped with two transmitters. If you have lost one of the transmitters, you should change the transmitter code in your vehicle’s memory as soon as possible for security. If you purchase additional transmitters, the new transmitters need to be programmed into your vehicle’s memory. You can perform this yourself by using the following procedure:

NOTE:
• You can program up to three transmitter codes into your vehicle’s memory. The three codes may be the same or different.
• If you try to program a fourth code, the oldest code will be cleared automatically.
• To purchase new transmitters, see your SUZUKI dealer.
• Before you begin programming, have all of your transmitters available.

To program a new transmitter

1) Confirm that all the doors are closed and the ignition key is out of the ignition switch. 2) Open the driver’s door. 3) Insert the key, turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position, turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position and remove the key within 10 seconds.

4) Push and release the driver’s door switch (1) 3 times, insert the key, and

4) Push and release the driver’s door switch (1) 3 times, insert the key, and turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position within 20 seconds. 5) Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position and remove the key within 10 seconds. All doors will lock/unlock to confirm that this procedure has been properly completed.

6) Press the “UNLOCK” button (2) on the transmitter one time within 20 seconds

6) Press the “UNLOCK” button (2) on the transmitter one time within 20 seconds (after step 5). All the doors will lock/ unlock to confirm that the procedure has been completed and the transmitter has been programmed. 7) If you want to program an additional transmitter, repeat the procedure from step 1) through step 6). 8) Make sure that the keyless entry system operates properly by operating each transmitter.

To change the old transmitter codes in your vehicle’s memory

If you have lost one of the transmitters, you should change the transmitter codes in your vehicle’s memory as soon as possible for security. To remove one of the transmitter codes from your vehicle’s memory, first replace all three of the transmitter codes in your vehicle’s memory, then program additional transmitters as follows: 1) Program one of your transmitters three times, by repeating the programming procedure shown in this section. This will replace all the old transmitter codes in the vehicle’s memory with the code for the transmitter you are using. 2) If you want to program up to two additional transmitters, repeat the programming procedure shown in this section. 3) Make sure that the keyless entry system operates properly by operating each transmitter.

1. For USA

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and

2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

2. For Canada

This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) This device may not cause interference, and

2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

The term “IC:” before the certification/registration number only signifies that the Industry Canada technical specifications were met.

(rear doors)
Child Lock System (rear doors)

Each of the rear doors is equipped with a child lock which can be used to help prevent unwanted opening of the door from inside the vehicle. When the lock lever is in the “LOCK” position (1), the rear door can only be opened from outside. When the lock lever is in the “RELEASE” position (2), the rear door can be opened from inside or outside.

Tailgate

If you can not unlock the tailgate due to a discharged battery or malfunction, follow the procedures below to unlock the tailgate from inside the vehicle. 1) Remove the luggage compartment cover. 2) Fold the rear seat forward for easier access. Refer to the “Folding Rear Seats” section for details on how to fold the rear seat forward.

3) Remove the cap (1) by hand. 4) Break the vinyl using a jack handle or a flat

3) Remove the cap (1) by hand. 4) Break the vinyl using a jack handle or a flat blade screw driver to access the emergency lever (2).

5) Push down on the emergency lever (2) using a jack handle or a flat blade screw

5) Push down on the emergency lever (2) using a jack handle or a flat blade screw driver. To lock the tailgate, push up on the emergency lever (2).

not use your finger to push the emergency lever. WARNING: To avoid injury, do not use your finger to push the emergency lever.

After using the emergency lever, be sure to see your SUZUKI dealer.

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