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Do you walk away from your vehicle and then wonder if you forgot to lock the doors? I have had a habit of hitting the lock on the key fob multiple times as I walk away. But not any longer.

Did you know that you can configure your vehicle so that it locks itself when you walk away with the key fob in your pocket?

Just like the vehicle waking up when you approach it, it "knows" when you've walked away with the key in your pocket and it can be configured to automatically lock itself. After the last door has closed, it can lock itself within 5 seconds.

To make the action a default action, go into your settings menu for vehicle (press the "Vehicle" button on the right side of the screen):
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Then select the "Remote Lock, Unlock and Start" option in the list.

From there look for the "Passive Door lock" option (it shows you what it is configured for on the menu as a way for a quick check):
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From there, there are 3 options.
a) Off / None
b) On With Beep
c) On Without Beep

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That way you don't have to wait for passengers to get out before you lock, just walk away and 5 seconds after last door closes it will lock itself. Slow pokes won't bother you anymore!

Piece of mind, right?
 
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It's all in the owners manual!
 

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I set that on my car. Now I never need to wonder if I forgot to lock my car or not. I was constantly forgetting with my previous cars.
 

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It's all in the owners manual!
curious:
a) How many people actually read it from cover to cover?
b) How many people have had their sales people explain to them features like this? (Mine didn't have time)
 

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The first thing I do with any new or used vehicle is to thoroughly read the owners manual. Our salesman was actually very knowledgeable about the Trailblazer, but he was also their top salesman who had been there 15 years so we got lucky. On past purchases I usually knew more about the vehicle than the salesman which made for interesting conversation, lol.
 

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My salesman sat down in the car with me and went through all of these options and setup the OnStar.

I love having it on with the beep that way I can just walk away and still have the peace of mind it's actually locked.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. The amount of tips and useful features on these new cars is daunting compared to my 2007 Dodge ram.
I know what you mean. I traded in a a fully loaded top of the line AWD 2008 Nissan Rogue. The most tec that had was being able to use voice activated Bluetooth to make phone calls.
 

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A cautionary note when using passive locks. If a non-fob holder is in the car when the fob walks away, the doors lock. Then the person inside unlocks and opens the door, the alarm system is tripped.

also, please, please, please do not use horn chirps.
 

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A cautionary note when using passive locks. If a non-fob holder is in the car when the fob walks away, the doors lock. Then the person inside unlocks and opens the door, the alarm system is tripped.

also, please, please, please do not use horn chirps.
Good point!
 

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A cautionary note when using passive locks. If a non-fob holder is in the car when the fob walks away, the doors lock. Then the person inside unlocks and opens the door, the alarm system is tripped.

also, please, please, please do not use horn chirps.
Don't use horn chirps?
 
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