Why do my doors lock when I start driving? Why do all the doors unlock when I open my door? Your car has a few features that automatically lock or unlock all of your doors.
Autolock will lock all of your doors when your vehicle is moving and reaches a preset speed, and Auto Unlock will unlock all of the doors when the car is turned off and the driver’s door is opened.
Don’t worry. If you’d rather choose when to lock or unlock your doors, you can turn off either or both features at any time.
- First, you’ll need to access programming mode. Turn the car on, press the car unlock button three times.
- Turn the car off, press the unlock button three more times and turn the car on again. You’ll hear a chirp to let you know you’ve entered the programming mode.
- To turn Auto Lock on or off, press the door unlock button, then the door lock button. The horn will chirp once if Autolock was turned off. Or twice, (one short chirp, and one long chirp) if Autolock was turned on.
- To turn Auto Unlock on or off, follow the steps to enter the programming mode. Then press the door lock button and then the door unlock button. The horn will chirp once, if Auto Unlock was turned off. Or twice (one short chirp and one long chirp), if Auto Unlock was turned on.
Instrument Cluster Method
The more easy way to enable or disable auto locks is from the F-150’s instrument cluster menu.
- Using steering arrow buttons, go to “Settings”.
- Then go to “Advanced Settings”.
- Next select “Vehicle”.
- On next screen select “Locks”.
- Finally you will be presented with “Autolock” and “Autounlock” options with check boxes. A ticked checkbox means the feature is enabled, and an empty box means the option is disabled.
- Use steering arrow controls to make your choice.
14th generation 2021+
Read this article to see method for 14th gen F-150.