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A few minutes after I get out of the Cube the doors lock automatically, this has caused me to lock the keys in the car on several occasions. The owners manual has ways to disable the automatic locking when reaching 15 mph, but nothing about disabling the locking when the car is shut off. Does anyone know how to disable this function? -RP
 

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Mine does not do this.

Do you have an aftermarket security (car alarm) system installed? Sorry no help, but I'll be interested to see what others say.
 

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Okay, with the Intelligent key you literally cannot lock the kets in the car, so I am going to assume this is not what you are referring to.

If your keys are still in the car when you leave it who is pressing the fob to lock the doors. If it is occurring automatically, take it back to the dealership and have them straighten it out because something is screwy somewhere.

One thing I have noticed, though is this:

I unlock my car in the morning, just the one click to do the driver's door only.
I then proceed to take out the garbage bins, which takes a few minutes. I go back to my Cube, try the driver's door, and it will not open until I hit the unlock again.
 

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I don't have the intelligent key, the doors lock at about the same time as the headlights shut off, a minute or two after the door is shut. The dealership told me all Nissans this year have that feature, but they couldn't tell me how to disable it. I can get around it by hitting the unlock button after I open the door, the it won't automatically lock. -RP
 

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Throw a big BS flag their way...

I have the S model - no intelligent key... Here is the sequence...

Doors only lock themselves at 15 MPH.

Doors unlock themselves immediately once the key is removed from the ignition upon parking.

Doors will also lock themselves if... you have pressed the unlock button on the fob and then proceeded to not open a door within a specified amount of time (most likely what is happening when the trash is taken out).

The only way to lock the doors once you exit is either by the old fashioned way of sticking the key in the keyhole on the door or by pressing the key fob.
 

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Milo said:
One thing I have noticed, though is this:

I unlock my car in the morning, just the one click to do the driver's door only.
I then proceed to take out the garbage bins, which takes a few minutes. I go back to my Cube, try the driver's door, and it will not open until I hit the unlock again.
I have a Titan which works the same as stated above, I have never tried this with my Cube but it sounds like it works the same as my Titan.

I haven't tried the automatic headlights, but I do have the intelligent key system so mine might work differently. However, it really does seem strange that your doors lock on you like they do.
 

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Don't know what to tell ya but my doors unlock when the key is removed, I get out, shut the door and within a couple minutes the doors are locked without anyone touching anything. -RP
 

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One thing I have noticed - also don't have automatic off headlights (well not on the sticker anyway) - but if you leave them on - they do in fact auto shut off after about 5 mins... but the doors do not lock at this time... I swear...
 

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AZRP said:
Don't know what to tell ya but my doors unlock when the key is removed, I get out, shut the door and within a couple minutes the doors are locked without anyone touching anything. -RP
Yeah - that's when I would take it to the dealer - and tell them something is fishy - cause no one else has that feature...
 

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Throw a big BS flag their way...

I have the S model - no intelligent key... Here is the sequence...

Doors only lock themselves at 15 MPH.

Doors unlock themselves immediately once the key is removed from the ignition upon parking.

Doors will also lock themselves if... you have pressed the unlock button on the fob and then proceeded to not open a door within a specified amount of time (most likely what is happening when the trash is taken out).

The only way to lock the doors once you exit is either by the old fashioned way of sticking the key in the keyhole on the door or by pressing the key fob.
Thanks, G. I was starting to wonder if the Old-Timers was kicking in . . .
 

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Milo said:
One thing I have noticed, though is this:

I unlock my car in the morning, just the one click to do the driver's door only.
I then proceed to take out the garbage bins, which takes a few minutes. I go back to my Cube, try the driver's door, and it will not open until I hit the unlock again.
That seems to be a typical precaution these days. If you signal unlock, but get diverted and don't actually open the door, they automatically relock.
 

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Milo said:
One thing I have noticed, though is this:

I unlock my car in the morning, just the one click to do the driver's door only.
I then proceed to take out the garbage bins, which takes a few minutes. I go back to my Cube, try the driver's door, and it will not open until I hit the unlock again.
That seems to be a typical precaution these days. If you signal unlock, but get diverted and don't actually open the door, they automatically relock.
It also re-locks if you open up one of the rear doors and close it. Maybe you have to put the key in the ignition or start the car to cancel the lock? I've had a couple of scary moments where I loaded up the kids, threw my keys over the headrest to the front seat, then dealt with the garbage, only to find I was locked out with the kids in the car. Luckily my wife had the second set of keys handy. I've been more cautious about it now.

We do not have the intelligent key feature either. If someone figures out a way to undo this, I would love it.
 

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Tortie said:
TrevorS said:
Milo said:
One thing I have noticed, though is this:

I unlock my car in the morning, just the one click to do the driver's door only.
I then proceed to take out the garbage bins, which takes a few minutes. I go back to my Cube, try the driver's door, and it will not open until I hit the unlock again.
That seems to be a typical precaution these days. If you signal unlock, but get diverted and don't actually open the door, they automatically relock.
It also re-locks if you open up one of the rear doors and close it. Maybe you have to put the key in the ignition or start the car to cancel the lock? I've had a couple of scary moments where I loaded up the kids, threw my keys over the headrest to the front seat, then dealt with the garbage, only to find I was locked out with the kids in the car. Luckily my wife had the second set of keys handy. I've been more cautious about it now.

We do not have the intelligent key feature either. If someone figures out a way to undo this, I would love it.
That's interesting - hadn't ever tried that - I will give that a shot... Have to say, I don't like that - as I do the same thing sometimes - luckily kids are old enough to provide assistance...
 

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Hey AZRP, I think I have a similar problem, but not all the time. I have noticed when I unlock the doors and open the door and then close it quickly and walk off that the car would lock again. I think that is the case for me at least. But I have noticed that sometimes after unlocking the door and opening it the door would automatically lock again. I have locked my keys in my car twice now. I never have had a problem with locking keys in a car before so it is a bit odd to me. No intelligent key here.
 

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Chompsticks said:
I think I have a similar problem, but not all the time. I have noticed when I unlock the doors and open the door and then close it quickly and walk off that the car would lock again. I think that is the case for me at least. But I have noticed that sometimes after unlocking the door and opening it the door would automatically lock again.
Have you observed this with the driver's door, or just the other doors?
 

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TrevorS said:
Chompsticks said:
I think I have a similar problem, but not all the time. I have noticed when I unlock the doors and open the door and then close it quickly and walk off that the car would lock again. I think that is the case for me at least. But I have noticed that sometimes after unlocking the door and opening it the door would automatically lock again.
Have you observed this with the driver's door, or just the other doors?
Actually I am not sure which door, I have just noticed that my door was locked after I unlocked it and opened it. I have locked my keys in the car once since I have had it.
 

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The reason I ask, is that it's entirely possible the relock function is only disabled by opening the driver's door. If that's the case, then at least you'd know what to expect and when.

Outside of that, has anyone checked the manual to find out what Nissan has to say about it? I would expect the behavior of the relock function to be specifically addressed.
 

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Ours does the same thing! I pull up the curb, car in neutral, idling, with the ebrake on, and our baby in the back. Got out to check the mailbox, wind blew the door shut behind me, doors locked, baby locked in car = me feeling like the worst parent ever. Interestingly, the rear two doors would open as would the rear gate. The driver and pass front door were definitely locked.

This has happened more than once since (thankfully, not with the baby in the back).

-- DavidV :D
 
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