Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Locking and unlocking

You can use the power door lock control or the remote control to lock and unlock your vehicle.

Power Door Locks

The power door lock control is located on the driver and front passenger door panels.

A. Unlock


A. Unlock

B. Lock

Remote Control

You can use the remote control anytime your vehicle is not running.

Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)

Press the button to unlock the driver door.


Press the button to unlock the driver door.

Press the button again within three seconds to unlock all doors.

The turn signals will flash.

Press and hold both the lock and unlock buttons on the remote control for four seconds to disable or enable two-stage unlocking. Disabling two-stage unlocking allows all vehicle doors to unlock with one press of the button. The turn signals will flash twice to indicate a change to the unlocking mode. The unlocking mode applies to the remote control, keyless entry keypad and intelligent access.

Intelligent access at the driver door unlocks all doors when you have disabled two-stage unlocking.

Locking the Doors

doors. The turn signals will Press the button to lock all the
doors. The turn signals will illuminate.

Press the button again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors are closed. The doors will lock again, the horn will sound and the turn signals will illuminate if all the doors and the luggage compartment are closed.

Note:

If any door or the luggage compartment is open, or if the hood is open on vehicles with an anti-theft alarm or remote start, the horn sounds twice and the lamps will not flash.

Opening the Trunk

Press the button twice within three seconds to open the trunk.


Press the button twice within three seconds to open the trunk.

Make sure to close and latch the trunk before driving your vehicle.

An unlatched trunk may cause objects to fall out or block your view.

Activating Intelligent Access (If Equipped)

You must have the intelligent access key within 3 feet (1 meter) of your vehicle.

At the Front Doors

Pull a front exterior door handle to unlock and open the door. The unlock sensor is on the back of the handle. Make sure not to touch the lock sensor area on the front of the handle.

Press and hold the lock sensor area


Press and hold the lock sensor area for about a second to lock your vehicle. To avoid unlocking the door inadvertently, make sure to only touch the lock sensor and not other areas of the door handle.

After locking the doors with the lock sensor, there is a brief delay before you can unlock your vehicle. This delay lets you pull the door handle to make sure it locked.

Note: Keep the door handle surface clean to avoid issues with operation.

At the Trunk

Press the exterior trunk release button hidden near the license plate.

Smart Unlocks for Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

This feature helps to prevent you from locking yourself out of your vehicle if your key is still in the ignition.

When you open one of the front doors and lock your vehicle with the power door lock control, all the doors will lock then unlock if your key is still in the ignition.

You can still lock your vehicle with the key in the ignition. To do this, use the keyless entry keypad with the driver door closed, or press the lock button on the transmitter even if the doors are not closed.

If both front doors are closed, you can lock your vehicle by any method, regardless of whether the key is in the ignition or not.

Smart Unlocks for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)

This feature helps to prevent you from unintentionally locking your intelligent access key inside your vehicles passenger compartment or rear cargo area.

When you lock your vehicle using the driver or passenger power door lock control (with the door open, transmission in P and ignition off), after you close the door your vehicle will search for an intelligent access key in the passenger compartment. If your vehicle finds a key, all of the doors will immediately unlock and the horn will sound, indicating that a key is inside.

You can override the smart unlock feature and intentionally lock the intelligent access key inside your vehicle. To do this, lock your vehicle after you have closed all the doors by:

using the keyless entry keypad

pressing the lock button on another intelligent access key

touching the locking area on the handle with another intelligent access key in your hand.

When you open one of the front doors and lock your vehicle using the power door lock control, all doors will lock then unlock if:

the ignition is on, or

the ignition is off and the transmission is not in P.

Autolock Feature (If Enabled)

The autolock feature will lock all the doors when: all the doors are closed, the ignition is on, you shift into any gear putting your vehicle in motion, and

your vehicle reaches a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h).

The autolock feature repeats when: you open then close any door while the ignition is on and the vehicle speed is 9 mph (15 km/h) or lower, and

your vehicle then reaches a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h).

Autounlock Feature (If Enabled)

The autounlock feature will unlock all the doors when: the ignition is on, all the doors are closed, and your vehicle has been in motion at a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h); your vehicle has then come to a stop and the ignition is switched off or to accessory; and

the driver door is opened within 10 minutes of the ignition being switched off or to accessory.

Note: The doors will not autounlock if you electronically lock the vehicle after you switch the ignition off and before you open the driver door.

Enabling or Disabling

Note: You can enable or disable the autolock and autounlock features independently of each other.

You can enable or disable these features:

through an authorized dealer

using the information display (if equipped with this feature).

Illuminated Entry

The interior lamps and select exterior lamps illuminate when you use the integrated keyhead transmitter, intelligent access key or the keyless entry keypad to unlock the vehicle.

The system will turn off the lights if:

you switch the ignition on

you press the lock button on the remote control

you lock your vehicle using the keyless entry keypad

after 25 seconds of illumination.

The lights will not turn off if: you turn them on with the dimmer control

any door is open.

Illuminated Exit

The interior lamps and select exterior lamps illuminate when all doors are closed and you switch the ignition off and remove the key from the ignition (integrated keyhead transmitter only).

The lamps turn off if all the doors remain closed and: 25 seconds elapse

you insert the key in the ignition (integrated keyhead transmitter only)

you press the START/STOP button (intelligent access key only).

Battery Saver

If you leave the courtesy lamps, dome lamps or headlamps on, the battery saver shuts them off 10 minutes after you switch the ignition off.

Accessory Mode Battery Saver for Intelligent Access Keys (If Equipped)

If you leave your vehicle in the run ignition state, it will shut off once it detects a certain amount of battery drain or after 45 minutes.

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