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Locking the doors and trunk (Walk 
away auto lock

®

)

When you walk away from the vehicle while 
carrying the keyless access remote, the doors, 
fuel fill door and trunk will automatically lock.
The auto lock function activates when all 
doors are closed, and the keyless access 
remote is within about 5 feet (1.5 m) radius of 
the outside door handle.
Exit vehicle while carrying keyless access 
remote and close door(s).

1.

While within about 5 feet (1.5 m) radius of 
the vehicle.

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The beeper sounds; the auto lock 
function will be activated.

2.

Carry the keyless access remote beyond 
about 5 feet (1.5 m) from the vehicle and 
remain outside this range for 2 or more 
seconds.

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Some exterior lights flash; the beeper 
sounds; all doors, fuel fill door and trunk 
will then lock.

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Locking the doors and trunk (Walk away auto lock

®

)

The auto lock function is set to OFF as the factory 
default setting. The auto lock function can be set to 
ON using the audio/information screen.
If you set the auto lock function to ON using the 
audio/information screen, the setting change will 
only apply to the remote transmitter that was used to 
unlock the driver’s door prior to the setting change.

2

Customized Features

 P. 300

After the auto lock function has been activated, when 
you stay within the locking/unlocking operation range, 
the indicator on the keyless access remote will 
continue to flash until the doors are locked.

When you stay beside the vehicle within the 
operation range, the doors will automatically lock 
approximately 30 seconds after the auto lock 
function activating beeper sounds.

When you open a door after the auto lock function 
activating beeper sounds, the auto lock function will 
be canceled.

Under the following circumstances, the auto lock 
function will not activate:

The keyless access remote is inside the vehicle.

The keyless access remote is taken out of its 
operational range before all the doors are closed.

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The beeper will not sound.

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The beeper will sound.

The activation range of 

the auto lock function is 

about 5 feet (1.5 m)

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To temporarily deactivate the function:

1.

Set the power mode to OFF.

2.

Open the driver’s door.

3.

Using the master door lock switch, operate 
the lock as follows:
Lock  

Unlock  

Lock  

Unlock.

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The beeper sounds and the function is 
deactivated.

To restore the function:

Set the power mode to ON.

Lock the vehicle without using the auto lock 
function.

With the keyless access remote on you, 
move out of the auto lock function 
operation range.

Open any door.

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Locking the doors and trunk (Walk away auto lock

®

)

The auto lock function does not operate when any of 
the following conditions are met.

The keyless access remote is inside the vehicle.

A door or the hood is not closed.

The power mode is set to any mode other than 
OFF.

The keyless access remote is not located within a 
radius of about 5 feet (1.5 m) from the vehicle 
when you get out of the vehicle and close the 
doors.

Auto lock function operation stop beeper

After the auto lock function has been activated, the 
auto lock operation stop beeper sounds for 
approximately two seconds in the following cases.

The keyless access remote is put inside the vehicle 
through a window.

You are located too close to the vehicle.

The keyless access remote is put inside the trunk.

If the warning beeper sounds, check that you are 
carrying the keyless access remote. Then, open/close 
a door and confirm the auto lock activation beeper 
sounds once.

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Locking the doors

Press the lock button.

Once:

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Some exterior lights flash, all the doors, 
fuel fill door and trunk lock, and the 
security system sets.

Twice (within five seconds after the first 
push):

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Some exterior lights flash and the beeper 
sounds and verifies the security system is 
set.

Unlocking the doors

Press the unlock button.

Once:

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Some exterior lights flash twice, and the 
driver’s door and fuel fill door unlocks.

Twice:

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Some exterior lights flash twice, and the 
remaining doors and trunk unlock.

*1: 

Checking Door Lock Status

*

  P. 129

Using the Remote Transmitter

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Using the Remote Transmitter

If you do not open a door within 30 seconds of 
unlocking the vehicle with the remote transmitter, 
the doors, fuel fill door and trunk will automatically 
relock.
You can change the relock timer setting.

2

Customized Features

 P. 300

You can lock or unlock doors, fuel fill door and trunk 
using the remote transmitter only when the power 
mode is in VEHICLE OFF.

The remote transmitter uses low-power signals, so 
the operating range may vary depending on the 
surroundings.

The remote will not lock the vehicle when a door is 
open.

If the distance at which the remote transmitter works 
varies, the battery is probably low.
If the LED does not come on when you press a 
button, the battery is dead.

2

Replacing the Button Battery

 P. 557

You can customize the door unlock mode setting.

2

Customized Features

 P. 300

LED

Unlock 

Button

Lock 

Button

LED

*1

Unlock 

Button

Lock 

Button

* Not available on all models

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If the lock or unlock button of the keyless access remote does not work, use the key 
instead.

Fully insert the key and turn it.

Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key

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Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key

When you lock the driver’s door with a key, all the 
other doors, fuel fill door and trunk lock at the same 
time. When unlocking, the driver’s door and fuel fill 
door unlock first. Turn the key a second time within a 
few seconds to unlock the remaining doors and 
trunk.

You can customize the door unlock mode setting.

2

Customized Features

 P. 300

Lock

Unlock

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If you do not have the key on you, or if for some reason you cannot lock a door using 
the key, you can lock the door without it.

Locking the front doors

Push the lock tab forward 

a

 or push the 

master door lock switch in the lock direction 

b

, and close the door.

Locking the rear doors

Push the lock tab forward and close the door.

Lockout prevention system

The doors cannot be locked when the keyless access remote is inside the vehicle.

Locking a Door Without Using a Key

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Locking a Door Without Using a Key

When you lock the driver’s door, all the other doors, 
fuel fill door and trunk lock at the same time.
Before locking a door, make sure that the key is not 
inside the vehicle.

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You can remotely check if your vehicle’s doors 
are all locked or any are unlocked using the 
keyless access remote from extended 
distances.

Press the lock button, the Amber (LEFT) LED blinks once. Then after three seconds 
one of the following feedback will come:

Green (center) comes on: Acknowledges that the doors are locked.

Red (right) comes on: Acknowledges that doors are not locked, or any door is not 
completely closed.

Red (right) blinks three times: The remote does not receive the door lock status 
from the vehicle.

Checking Door Lock Status

*

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Checking Door Lock Status

*

Operate the remote in an open space. If there are 
buildings or other obstacles between your vehicle 
and the remote, the remote may not work even 
within the operable range. However, the range 
required for unlocking the trunk and all the doors as 
well as activating the panic function is the same as 
that required for operating the standard keyless 
access remote.

When checking the door lock status, you can also 
start or stop the engine.

2

Remote Engine Start

*

 P. 374

Red

Green

Amber

Lock Button

* Not available on all models

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Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside

Locking a door

Push the lock tab forward.

Unlocking a door

Pull the lock tab rearward.

Using the Lock Tab

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Using the Lock Tab

When you lock the door using the lock tab on the 
driver’s door, all of the other doors, fuel fill door and 
trunk lock at the same time.
When you unlock the door using the lock tab on the 
driver’s door, only the driver’s door and fuel fill door 
will unlock.

To Unlock

To Lock

Lock Tab

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Pull the front door inner handle.

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The door unlocks and opens in one 
motion.

Unlocking and opening the driver’s door from the inner handle unlocks all the other 
doors, fuel fill door and trunk.

To avoid all the doors to be unlocked, use the lock tab on the driver’s door to unlock, 
then lock again before opening the door.

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This setting works for one time only. If you do not want all the doors to be 
unlocked all the time, customize the 

Auto Door Unlock

 setting to 

Off

 using 

the audio/information screen.

Unlocking Using the Front Door Inner Handle

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Unlocking Using the Front Door Inner Handle

The front door inner handles are designed to allow 
front seat occupants to open the door in one motion. 
However, this feature requires that front seat 
occupants never pull a front door inner handle while 
the vehicle is in motion.

Children should always ride in a rear seat where 
childproof door locks are provided.

2

Childproof Door Locks

 P. 132

Inner Handle

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Press the master door lock switch in as shown 
to lock or unlock all the doors, fuel fill door 
and trunk.

Childproof Door Locks

The childproof door locks prevent the rear doors from being opened from the inside 
regardless of the position of the lock tab.

Slide the lever in the rear door to the lock 
position, and close the door.

When opening the door

Open the door using the outside door handle.

Using the Master Door Lock Switch

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Using the Master Door Lock Switch

When you lock/unlock either front door using the 
master door lock switch, all the other doors, fuel fill 
door and trunk lock/unlock at the same time.

To Unlock

To Lock

Master Door 

Lock Switch

Setting the Childproof Door Locks

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Childproof Door Locks

To open the door from the inside when the 
childproof door lock is on, put the lock tab in the 
unlock position, lower the rear window, put your 
hand out of the window, and pull the outside door 
handle.

Unlock

Lock

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Auto Door Locking/Unlocking

Your vehicle locks or unlocks all doors, fuel fill door and trunk automatically when a 
certain condition is met.

Drive lock mode

All doors, fuel fill door and trunk lock when the vehicle’s speed reaches about 10 
mph (15 km/h).

Driver’s door open mode

All doors, fuel fill door and trunk unlock when the driver’s door is opened.

Auto Door Locking

Auto Door Unlocking

1

Auto Door Locking/Unlocking

You can turn off or change to another auto door 
locking/unlocking setting using the audio/
information screen.

2

Customized Features

 P. 300

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Opening and Closing the Trunk

Precautions for Closing the Trunk

Closing the trunk

Keep the trunk lid closed while driving to:

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Avoid possible damage.

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Prevent exhaust gas from leaking into the vehicle.

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Exhaust Gas Hazard

 P. 75

Using the Trunk Opener

Pressing and holding the trunk opener on the 
driver’s door unlocks and opens the trunk.

2

If You Cannot Open the Trunk

 P. 614

Trunk Opener

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Using the Trunk Release Button

Press the release button on the right side 
trunk lid light after the doors are unlocked.

2

If You Cannot Open the Trunk

 P. 614

Even if the trunk is locked, you can open the 
trunk if you carry the keyless access remote.

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Some exterior lights flash twice and the 
beeper sounds.

Using the Remote Transmitter

Press and hold the trunk release button for 
approximately one second to unlock and open 
the trunk.

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Using the Trunk Release Button

If you forget the remote inside the trunk, the 
beeper will sound and the trunk will not close.

A person who is not carrying the keyless access 
remote can unlock the trunk if a person who is 
carrying it is within range or if all doors are 
unlocked.

If the beeper sounds after you close the trunk, 
move the keyless access remote away from the 
trunk and close again.

The keyless access remote may not operate if it is 
too close to the trunk.

When the vehicle is used in cold weather, the trunk 
release button could freeze up and using it may not 
be possible.
In this case, the trunk may be opened using the 
interior trunk opener or trunk release button on the 
remote transmitter.

Trunk Release Button

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Using the Remote Transmitter

If the driver’s door is locked, the trunk will 
automatically lock when you close it. Otherwise, you 
will have to lock it manually.

You can lock or unlock the trunk using the remote 
transmitter only when the power mode is in 
VEHICLE OFF.

Trunk 

Release 

Button

Trunk 

Release 

Button

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Trunk Main Switch

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Trunk Main Switch

The trunk main switch disables the trunk 
release button on the remote transmitter, the 
trunk release button on the right side trunk lid 
light and trunk opener on the driver’s door to 
protect cargo in the trunk.

1.

Make sure the rear seat-back is not folded 
down.

2.

Turn off the trunk main switch in the glove 
box.

3.

Lock the glove box.

Emergency Trunk Opener

The trunk release lever allows you to open the 
trunk from inside for your safety.

Slide the release lever in the direction of the 
arrow.

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Trunk Main Switch

If you need to give the key to someone else, remove 
the built-in key from the keyless access remote by 
sliding the release knob, and give the remote as a 
valet key.

Main Switch

OFF

ON

1

Emergency Trunk Opener

Parents should decide if their children should be 
shown how to use this feature.

Lever

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Security System

Immobilizer System

This system prevents a key that has not been preregistered from starting the engine.

Pay attention to the following when pressing the 

ENGINE START/STOP

 button:

Do not allow objects that emit strong radio waves near the 

ENGINE START/

STOP

 button.

Make sure the key is not covered by or touching a metal object.

Do not bring a key from another vehicle’s immobilizer system near the 

ENGINE 

START/STOP

 button.

Do not put the key near magnetic items. Electronic devices, such as televisions 
and audio systems emit strong magnetic fields. Note that even a key chain can 
become magnetic.

Security System Alarm

The security system alarm activates when the trunk, hood or doors are forcibly 
opened. The alarm does not activate if the trunk or doors are opened with the key, 
remote transmitter or keyless access system.

However, the alarm activates if a door is opened with the key and then the hood is 
opened before the power mode is set to ON.

When the security system alarm activates

The horn sounds intermittently and some exterior lights flash.

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Immobilizer System

NOTICE

Leaving the key in the vehicle can result in theft or 
accidental movement of the vehicle.
Always take the key with you whenever you leave the 
vehicle unattended.

Do not alter the system or add other devices to it.
Doing so may damage the system and make your 
vehicle inoperable.

Apply and hold the brake pedal before turning the 
vehicle on the first time after the battery has been 
disconnected.

Canadian models

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Security System Alarm

Do not alter the system or add other devices to it.
Doing so may damage the system and make your 
vehicle inoperable.

The security system alarm continues for a maximum 
of two minutes until the security system alarm 
deactivates.

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To deactivate the security system alarm

Unlock the vehicle using the key, remote transmitter or keyless access system, or set 
the power mode to ON. The system, along with the horn and flashing lights, is 
deactivated.

Setting the security system alarm

The security system alarm automatically sets when the following conditions have 
been met:

The power mode is set to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK).

The hood is closed.

All doors and the trunk are locked from outside with the key, remote transmitter 
or keyless access system.

When the security system alarm sets

The security system alarm indicator in the instrument panel blinks and the blinking 
interval changes after about 15 seconds.

To cancel the security system alarm

The security system alarm is canceled when the vehicle is unlocked using the remote 
transmitter or keyless access system, or when the power mode is set to ON. The 
security system alarm indicator goes off at the same time.

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Security System Alarm

Do not set the security system alarm when someone 
is in the vehicle or a window is open. The system can 
accidentally activate when:

Unlocking the door with the lock tab.

Opening the trunk with the trunk opener or the 
emergency trunk opener.

Opening the hood with the hood release.

If the battery goes dead after you have set the 
security system alarm, the security alarm may go off 
once the battery is recharged or replaced.
If this occurs, deactivate the security system alarm by 
unlocking a door using the key, remote transmitter or 
keyless access system.

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The panic button on the remote 
transmitter

If you press the panic button for 
approximately one second, the following will 
occur for about 30 seconds:

The horn sounds.

Some exterior lights flash.

Canceling panic mode

Press any button on the remote transmitter.

Set the power mode to ON.

Panic Mode

Panic 

Button

Panic 

Button

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