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I do UBER and Lyft so I need to stop this Auto-Lock feature that locks the car every time I drive off past 15mph. Not only is it annoying for me and my riders, but it has also internally damaged one of the door locks and makes a very nasty buzzing sound each time. It startles people who ride with me and it happens with every pick up. At least 4-5 times every hour.

This is NOT THE SAME as the Auto-UNlock!!! :| feature where you hold the automatic lock button for 5 seconds in the first 20 seconds of turning the ignition. That step in the manual does not address this problem. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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The only suggestions I have are to remove the door panel and either disconnect the wiring of the bad door lock motor/actuator or to have the bad motor/actuator replaced.

This makes me feel better about getting manual locks (S Plus). As time goes on, cars come with more and more nanny features like the auto-lock feature above 15 mph. I feel it just makes us lazy and incompetent, plus it's just more things to break. Now there are autonomous cars; what's next, no one is driving their own cars anymore? That would be a real shame; I love to actually "drive" my car.

My family has almost always purchased cars brand new but I'm getting so turned off by all of this automation that I may buck our family tradition and buy a used car.

I didn't know about this auto-unlock feature that you mention at the end of your post. Could you describe more about this feature? Sounds interesting.
 

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I didn't know about this auto-unlock feature that you mention at the end of your post. Could you describe more about this feature? Sounds interesting.
Auto-lock feature locks all the doors when the vehicle achieves a certain speed (about 15MPH). This feature is turned-on by default.

Auto-unlock feature unlocks all the doors when the ignition switch is turned from ON to OFF. This feature is turned-on by default.

Both auto-lock and -unlock behaviors can be turned-on/off so that the operator has to deliberately lock/unlock the doors.

Personally, I like power door locks and the auto-lock feature. I do not like the auto-unlock feature since I don't like the idea of unlocking doors that don't need to be unlocked. In a sketchy area that's inviting someone to enter a car as soon as one turns off the ignition.

From the 2016 Versa Note FSM:

To turn on/off auto-lock:

1. Close all doors. (door switch OFF)
2. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
3. Press and hold the door lock and unlock switch for 5 seconds or more in the lock direction within 20 seconds after turning the ignition switch ON.
4. The switching is completed when the hazard lamp blinks.
* OFF → ON : 2 blinks
* ON → OFF : 1 blink
5. The ignition switch must be turned OFF and ON again between each setting change.

To turn on/off auto-unlock:

1. Close all doors. (door switch OFF)
2. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
3. Press and hold the door lock and unlock switch for 5 seconds or more in the unlock direction within 20 seconds after turning the power supply position ON.
4. The switching is completed when the hazard lamp blinks.
* OFF → ON : 2 blinks
* ON → OFF : 1 blink
5. The ignition switch must be turned OFF and ON again between each setting change.
 

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Hi, I'm new here but float around on a lot of other forums.

About the locks, very possible the latch mechanism in door may be the issue, when they tighten up from use and the lack of lube the solenoid trying to lock them will cycle horribly when it cannot quite lock the door all the way..........often a limit switch issue inside latch, the latch drags enough to not let the linkage quite hit the limit then the solenoid keeps trying over and over with a horrible racket. So, latch may be the issue rather than the locking mechanism. Fords do that in spades, you can change lock solenoids to the end of the earth and not touch the issue. I break the latches apart (they are made to have to destroy them to get inside), fix the issue, and put them back together on those. Problem gone again for years but one has to be willing to risk parts to do it.
 
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