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    Canít unlock passenger doors with fob when car is running?

    I have a 206 CX-5. One thing that urks me is that I cannot unlock the other doors from the outside of the car with the buttons on the handle, hatch or fob. I will take my kids to the bus stop or daycare and get out but I canít get them out. I always have to go back in and hit the door unlock button from the inside.

    I thought about this for some time and maybe itís ok to not be able to do it from the door handles, to prevent car jacking when stopped in the city. But I would think it should work from the key fob. Is there a setting anywhere that would allow this to work?

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    That doesn't make sense.
    On nearly every fob, from most car makes, not just Mazda, you press the unlock button once for the driver's door, and twice for all the other doors.
    Even my 16 year old Nissan works like that.
    The button on the door handle on my 6 works the same way.
    Once for the drivers door, twice for the rest.

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    You can change the parameters in the settings of your car... 1 click can unlock all doors if you want to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzman12 View Post
    That doesn't make sense.
    On nearly every fob, from most car makes, not just Mazda, you press the unlock button once for the driver's door, and twice for all the other doors.
    Even my 16 year old Nissan works like that.
    The button on the door handle on my 6 works the same way.
    Once for the drivers door, twice for the rest.
    Mazdas work that way too, just not when the engine is running

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunhillmc View Post
    Mazdas work that way too, just not when the engine is running
    Haven't tried it that way. I have a tendency not to leave my car running unattended. (I know, I know. Let the shots begin)

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    You can also set preferences to unlock all doors when putting trans in park.

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    Ok, so I thought I would try this with my two vehicles.
    The Mazda (2017 6) does like you say. Once it's running, the fob is disabled. I cannot lock or unlock the doors with it.
    However, my 16 year old Nissan (Pathfinder) works just fine that way.
    I had it running, and I could lock and unlock the doors with the fob, no problem.
    Not sure what to think there.

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    It is probably best for fob to be deactivated while vehicle is running.

    I would not want a fob stuffed in pants pocket, or say a child playing with fob to be able to activate the doors, electric trunk, or panic alarm while vehicle is moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post
    You can also set preferences to unlock all doors when putting trans in park.
    Isn*t that the default configuration? That*s why I don*t understand the problem. The doors should all unlock automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryMx View Post
    Isn*t that the default configuration? That*s why I don*t understand the problem. The doors should all unlock automatically.
    Default is unlock when ignition off, on mine anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post
    You can also set preferences to unlock all doors when putting trans in park.
    This assumes that the doors are locked when not in park? I don't understand.

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    I understand when driving maybe the fob buttons should be deactivated to prevent against accidental activation. However the car knows when itís driving and when itís not. Itís a simple value available to the cars computer in the ODB-II spec. So if the car is at 0 mph, donít disable the fobs.

    A good example is I take my daughter to the corner school bus stop. I get out and go to the back passenger door and itís locked and I canít unlock it. I have to go back to my door to hit the inside door unlock button. I never had a car that acts this way. I had a VW before and wife has a Pathfinder (2016). Itís a hard habit to break after years of this feature changing.

    Anyway we have the car running because itís quick out to the corner, get her on the bus, then back to my car and drive my son to daycare. He isnít going to be in a cold shut off car, and itís only 2 minutes or so by the time we get there until the school bus arrives, plus itís right next to me as I just park along the street.

    Another situation could be that I run in the house to get something quick. I donít think I can even lock my door when itís running, so your at risk when warming it up on a cold morning. Iím in a relatively safe suburban development so hopefully there arenít any acts of car theft due to ďpuffersĒ as the police like to call them. A puffer is a car idling in your driveway warming up, but unlocked while nobody is in the car. Apparently a lot of cars are stolen that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjstech View Post
    I understand when driving maybe the fob buttons should be deactivated to prevent against accidental activation. However the car knows when itís driving and when itís not. Itís a simple value available to the cars computer in the ODB-II spec. So if the car is at 0 mph, donít disable the fobs.

    A good example is I take my daughter to the corner school bus stop. I get out and go to the back passenger door and itís locked and I canít unlock it. I have to go back to my door to hit the inside door unlock button. I never had a car that acts this way. I had a VW before and wife has a Pathfinder (2016). Itís a hard habit to break after years of this feature changing.

    Anyway we have the car running because itís quick out to the corner, get her on the bus, then back to my car and drive my son to daycare. He isnít going to be in a cold shut off car, and itís only 2 minutes or so by the time we get there until the school bus arrives, plus itís right next to me as I just park along the street.

    Another situation could be that I run in the house to get something quick. I donít think I can even lock my door when itís running, so your at risk when warming it up on a cold morning. Iím in a relatively safe suburban development so hopefully there arenít any acts of car theft due to ďpuffersĒ as the police like to call them. A puffer is a car idling in your driveway warming up, but unlocked while nobody is in the car. Apparently a lot of cars are stolen that way.
    The lock / unlock button on the drivers door should work for what you are describing... For dropping off kids, warming up, running into house, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post
    Default is unlock when ignition off, on mine anyway.
    Yes, default is ignition off. After having passengers complain that their doors were locked upon arrival, I figured out I could change it to unlock on shift to park. That's much better. I also have it set for 1 press of fob to unlock all doors. My wife is faster to the car than me when its cold out.

    You can also change when the doors lock while you are driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzman12 View Post
    This assumes that the doors are locked when not in park? I don't understand.
    As Murky said this is totally configurable in Settings. I like that they give us like 5 options.
    "Doors lock when shifting out of park, unlock when shifting INTO park"
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    Last edited by 7eregrine; 01-14-2019 at 04:00 PM.

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