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    2013 SRX: Auto Unlock and Lock as you approach or leave vehicle?

    I suppose I am too lazy to walk outside in the 20-degree cold
    to see if this exists in the CUE settings....

    Is there a way, with keyfob in your pocket, that SRX doors will
    automatically unlock or lock as you approach the vehicle without
    having to touch the door handle?

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    Re: 2013 SRX: Auto Unlock and Lock as you approach or leave vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by NJRonbo View Post
    .... is there a way, with keyfob in your pocket, that SRX doors will
    automatically unlock or lock as you approach the vehicle without
    having to touch the door handle
    ?
    To open the SRX you will need to grab the door handle and simultaneously push in the little button to unlock any door. It only takes a spit second for the door to unlock once you have touched the button on the door handle. Either your drivers door or all your doors will unlock, depending on which mode you have selected in your door-lock and unlock setup menu. The only way to unlock your door(s) sooner is to manually use your Key-Fob.

    On exit I have my SRX set so that all my doors will automatically lock and cherp after approx. 10 seconds.

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    Re: 2013 SRX: Auto Unlock and Lock as you approach or leave vehicle?

    On exit I have my SRX set so that all my doors will automatically lock and cherp after approx. 10 seconds.
    Hi Marc!

    Thanks for the reply.

    I should set up my SRX so it does exactly what you describe.

    My only fear (and perhaps you can clarify)....

    Accidentally locking my key fob in the vehicle. Have had that happen several times in my 2010 SRX with auto-lock settings. Luckily OnStar got me back in. I would love to set my vehicle to automatically lock and chirp when I walk away, but I want to be absolutely certain that it won't do that if I accidentally leave my key fob in the vehicle.

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    Re: 2013 SRX: Auto Unlock and Lock as you approach or leave vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by NJRonbo View Post
    Hi Marc!

    Thanks for the reply.

    I should set up my SRX so it does exactly what you describe.



    My only fear (and perhaps you can clarify)....

    Accidentally locking my key fob in the vehicle. Have had that happen several times in my 2010 SRX with auto-lock settings. Luckily OnStar got me back in. I would love to set my vehicle to automatically lock and chirp when I walk away, but I want to be absolutely certain that it won't do that if I accidentally leave my key fob in the vehicle.
    I didn't think the doors would auto lock if the remote was left in the vehicle. Alternatively, you could use the OnStar remote app on your smartphone to unlock to the doors instead of the using the fob.

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    Re: 2013 SRX: Auto Unlock and Lock as you approach or leave vehicle?

    you could use the OnStar remote app on your smartphone to unlock to the doors instead of the using the fob.
    I take it that app only works as long as you remain an OnStar subscriber?

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    Re: 2013 SRX: Auto Unlock and Lock as you approach or leave vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by NJRonbo View Post
    I take it that app only works as long as you remain an OnStar subscriber?
    Yes that is correct, you have one free year of OnStar then you will need to continue with at least the basic OnStar package to continue to use your phone app to unlock and or start your SRX.

    If you leave your keys in the SRX it will send out a series of quick rapid "cherps" to let you know that your keys were left inside the SRX.

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