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I've noticed a couple of times if I open the tailgate, retrieve my stuffs and close it, while walking away as it closes (because who has time to watch it close?) that the vehicle doesn't lock itself. Seems like a bug to me. Anybody else notice this?
 

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I've noticed a couple of times if I open the tailgate, retrieve my stuffs and close it, while walking away as it closes (because who has time to watch it close?) that the vehicle doesn't lock itself. Seems like a bug to me. Anybody else notice this?
This happens to me many times. Usually beeps several times letting me know it didn’t lock. Typically, it only seems to happen when I’m home and parked in garage. I guess I’m more focused when out to pause and make sure it locks before I move from the vicinity of the car.
 

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This is normal. I'm not saying it is correct, logically speaking. But consider this: for your doors to auto lock when you walk away (assuming you have this setting selected) ALL of the doors have to be closed (right?) if one is open, you DO NOT want it to auto lock.

So the rear deck lid follows the same logic. I always stand by the PP until the door is fully down and then walk away. The work-a-round is that if you walk away before it is down: simply use your remote to lock the doors AFTER the deck lid is closed.

Hope this helps...
 

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This is normal. I'm not saying it is correct, logically speaking. But consider this: for your doors to auto lock when you walk away (assuming you have this setting selected) ALL of the doors have to be closed (right?) if one is open, you DO NOT want it to auto lock.

So the rear deck lid follows the same logic. I always stand by the PP until the door is fully down and then walk away. The work-a-round is that if you walk away before it is down: simply use your remote to lock the doors AFTER the deck lid is closed.

Hope this helps...
That makes some sense but it should be smart enough to know that you're closing the liftgate and walking away rather than the liftgate is partially closed so it's considered open. Obviously, if you're using the handsfree operation to close the liftgate you might be carrying something heavy so probably don't want to babysit the liftgate closure. Sure I can use the FOB to lock it, but I think the auto-lock feature should be reliable-- if you forget to lock it, walk-away it locks. Same if I walk away before the last passenger exits and closes the door. I haven't verified if that fails to lock as well but I suspect it doesn't.

As for the beeps, I've disabled them. The only beeps are the liftgate opening/closing ones. The lock/unlock were too loud and annoying for my tastes.
 

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@stevenD; if this is correct, it's very helpful. I've been using auto-lock past few weeks. My band does a small gig every Thursday at a area restaurant. I make a few trips back n forth to unload my bass gear and some P.A. gear. I hit the button to close the rear gate, turn to walk away and more than a few times, I've heard the fast sequence of , beep, beep, beeps...:mad:

Because like gwar**** who has time to stand n wait for the slow closing gate. As I walk away across the parking lot, I hear those tones but since I have auto lock set, didn't think my doors were not all locking. Sometimes, to be safe, I'd hit the keyfob as I stopped to ponder what that dang beeping is. So I'd come back later to hear my doors auto-unlock. This kept me from wondering if my doors were not auto-locking. So thanks for this, I'll check this week to see if that's what the fix is to be sure.

Now, a smaller niggle is the auto-lock in my garage. Grrr, so many times I walk into garage to do or get something from my Passport and Yup, no acess. I forget to grab my keyfob first. I like the auto lock feature but not at home in my garage.

I mean what does it take to just press the little button on the driver door as I exit when I drive somewhere? Or to the point the keyfob and press. So I'll prolly disable it altogether and start using the door button. But I was forgetting to use that feature the first couple months I owned the PPort. And, I guess I'm still learning. o_O peace y'all, e.
 

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It's because you're too far away from your car for it to auto lock. We had to learn this on our 2019 fit before we got the passport. It was happening alot when my girlfriend would take forever getting out and I'd start walking. Or if I left the door open to come back, put my keys down in the house, went back to the car, and shut the door, it would not lock. In order for the car to autolock using the tailgate, you'll have to stand there until it closes and then walk away.
 

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Ok, I tried it at tonight's gig......Y'all are right; it worked. Learned something else about my PPort, so good.

Oh and my latest PPort accessory that wife hates.....but I find fun. They match my Obsidian Blue Touring. :cool:
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Because I have a dog, it didn't take me long to figure out that the Passport would not auto-lock if the rear door was closing. It would be nice if they would add a feature where we could choose how the car would react.
 

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The tailgate can stop closing midway if there is any kind of resistance in its path (safety feature). Autolock can not activate until all doors/tailgate are fully closed. Hence the behavior. Thanks.
 
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