Just found out that if you configure passive door locking that the car locks itself as you walk away from it. Only if the keys are not in the car. Perfect i will never have to worry if i remembered to lock the car again.
Dont know why this is not a default setting as its so handy.
Well just done a test and yes the doors do lock but do they deadlock? well all I can say is that after they lock when you walk away you still have to do two presses of the key fob to hear the deadlock happen. So I think that the answer is inconclusive. Having looked at the vehicle personalisation bit in the handbook it is lacking in clarity - also I do not see any mention of what "delayed door lock" is.
I understand that "delayed door lock" is to lock the doors a few seconds after you start driving rather then immediately when you select 'D'. (Thatcham Cat 1 alarm requires door lock as hijack prevetion)
I can also add now that with passive door locking on just walking around the car to put stuff in the boot or to the other side to get something off the back seat - the doors lock. So while useful also somewhat annoying.
@parax thanks for the info on delayed door locking.
Having had a look at the manual information on all this is pretty sketchy and IMHO is sadly lacking in detail. Your thoughts?
A lot of you guys in the USA have had your Volts some time now so know a lot more about them than we do about our Amperas so I am sure you'll be able to help us out
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