Enable or disable auto unlock on Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner is a popular mid-size SUV known for its impressive performance, off-road capabilities, and spacious interiors. One of the features that make it a convenient choice for many drivers is its auto unlock function. This function unlocks all the doors automatically when the driver’s door is opened. In this article, we will explore how to enable or disable the auto unlock feature in Fortuner.

Toyota Fortuner second generation.

Auto unlock function in Fortuner

If you own a Toyota Fortuner, you may have noticed that when you turn off the engine and open the driver’s door within approximately 45 seconds, all the doors automatically unlock. This feature is designed to provide convenience to the driver, making it easier to exit the vehicle without having to manually unlock each door.


How to enable or disable auto unlock

Enabling the auto unlock feature in a Toyota Fortuner is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn off the engine and close all the doors.
  2. Vehicles without smart entry & start system: Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the “ON” position, but do not start the engine.
    Vehicles with smart entry & start system: Press the ENGINE START STOP button two times without pressing the brake pedal to turn on the ignition.
  3. Within 20 seconds, press and hold the unlock button on the driver’s door for approximately 5 seconds and then release.
  4. When the setting operation is complete, all the doors are locked and then unlocked.
  5. To disable the auto unlock function, repeat the procedure.
After turning on the ignition, and with the doors closed, press and hold the unlock button on the driver’s door for approximately 5 seconds to cycle between activation and deactivation of auto unlock feature on Toyota Fortuner.

Impact detection door lock release system

Toyota Fortuner has a very useful safety feature. In case of a strong impact to the vehicle, such as during a collision or accident, all the doors are designed to automatically unlock. This safety feature is intended to help facilitate a quick exit for the passengers in case of an emergency.

However, it is important to note that the force of the impact or the type of accident may affect the operation of this system. In some cases, the system may not work properly due to the extent of the damage caused by the impact. This is why it is important for all passengers to be aware of their surroundings and try to exit the vehicle as quickly as possible during an emergency.

Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com