Ford Kuga Owners Club Forums banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
328 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Anyone know whether this is a feature on the Kuga?

I had it on my first Focus and then Ford stopped activating it on the later models cos of lack of interest apparently but I'm sure its there waiting to be activated. Had it activated on my ST by Ford last year cos I wanted it again!

Basically its a "Security" feature where the car doors automatically lock themselves as you pull away driving (at about the 5-10mph mark) - you simply unlock them by pulling the handle to get out or by flicking the door lock button next to the handle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,824 Posts
Hi Kuga Jon, Areally sensibleidea, but I think not, you can obviously lock the doors manually once inside the car (manual door lockswitch) it may be something an alarm specialist/auto electriciancan add, but I doubt it seems like a very complex procedure. Wife has a VW with autolocking which is obviously standard.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
Hi Kuga Jon

This feature is available on the new Mondeo. The dealer can enable it on their diagnostic computer under car config, so I would think it would be on the Kuga as they probably use the same cpu.

I also know that you used to be able it yourself on some previous models using the procedure below.

Turn on the ignition.

Lock and unlock the door using the internal handle 3 times.

Turn ignition off.

Lock and unlock the door using the internal handle 3 times.

Turn ignition on and a beep is sounded.

Lock and unlock the door once another beep is sounded.

Doors lock at approx 5 mph.

Carry out the same procedure to cancel.

I haven't tried this on the kuga but it might work.

Good Luck
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
328 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I doubt that Ford have changed things too drastically between models so if my 2007 ST3 can have it enabled and the Kuga is running on a similar canbus and ECU then I would say that the chances of it being there on Fords diagnostics is 99%.

Mind you such is the lack of knowledge with some Ford techs that I had to go through the procedure with him and his laptop and show him what features could actually be enabled


If no one beats me to it - I'll keep you informed
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,824 Posts
Would there have to be some kind of actuator?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
My Mk1 Focus has this activated, it's a fab idea, especially for females driving in the slightly dodgier areas of towns.... gives you some 'piece of mind'
The missus got a Fiesta a couple of years back and the alarm guy programmed the Toad alarm to do the same, friend of hers had a handbag taken from the passenger seat at a set of traffic lights
so she is well chuffed with it as a feature.

Hope the K can be configured.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,716 Posts
Had this activated on my Focus.


I heard that it was never fitted/offered as the doors weren't guarenteed to unlock in the event of a crash. So if people are trying to get you out of a burning/wrecked vehicle they can't open the doors. Not sure how true this is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
I looked into this a year ago when I got my Kuga and was categorically informed that the feature is not available on the Kuga, so unless anything has changed, its a no go!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,824 Posts
My opinion is that if Ford are not confident with thislocking/unlockingtechnology then they should steer well clear.Imaginethis scenario, upside down in water somewhere unable to open any of the doors, there you go, one possible reason why perhaps it's not fitted.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
328 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
I disagree - infact the official reason why its not now activated on the latter Ford models in officially due to the fact that more customers asked for the feature to be removed cos it was annoying them.

IF Ford had any qualms over safety issues then the ability to activate it using WDS wouldnt be there in the first place. I wont rule out it cant be done until I visit my local dealer and go through the programmable extras with him myself. Luckily I have a dealer who is quite happy for me to look in and advise him on this stuff cos some of it he didnt even know could be done. I'll let you know when I visit him next week!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,824 Posts
The point I have failed totry and get acrossis if Ford are not happyor are not confident infitting this safety/security feature then fair enough, thats absolutely fine. As far as I am concerned just from an addedsecurity point of view auto locking is a useful,valid feature, and I stand by my comments.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,716 Posts
Has anyone found out about this feature?


Would love to know if it's possible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
434 Posts
My transit (09 plate) motorhome has this feature fitted.Dont know what benefit it acctually is though certainly wouldnt be bothered about having it on the Kuga.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
115 Posts
As for being upside down in water (yeah been there done that. River vs Mk III Escort = Escort written off, badly bruised shoulder and pride) , I'm more concerned about the electrics jamming windows and door locks etc. That's the same effect as having them lock when pulling off.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top