2013 2.5i Outback Limited w/ moonroof
Is there a way to have the doors automatically lock when placed in drive or over a certain speed?
Can the dealer program it?
Can the dealer program it?
Nope I owned a 2001 Limited fully loaded no such system and glad it didn't have it. Our 2001 VW has this and I hate it.That's weird the new models don't have that option. It used to be a dealer set option in maybe the early 2000's, that they could set up in the pre-delivery.
It's not to keep passengers inside the vehicle, rather other people out.What's the reasoning behind locking the doors while driving? If you pull the handle they would unlock and open anyway.
Way back in the day, they would say to lock the doors while driving so that they wouldn't swing open and eject you in the case of an accident. Not really the case anymore - the door LATCH is what holds it shut, not the lock.
Is it for a child safety thing?
The doors in my 2012 Outback don't unlock when you pull the handle.What's the reasoning behind locking the doors while driving? If you pull the handle they would unlock and open anyway.
I have to humbly disagree with this point. The autolocks I am familiar with unlock all door when you put the car in park. This to me is actually a safety issue and I can prove it cause I got robbed at gunpoint sitting in a parking lot when someone ran up the passenger side door and pulled it open before I knew what was happening and jumped in forcing me to drive to an alley where he emptied my wallet and took whatever he thought was worth anything from the glove box.It's not to keep passengers inside the vehicle, rather other people out.
Autolock is actually a good safety feature. Twice at red lights my wife has had strangers try to enter her vehicle while she was driving alone. Her current vehicle has the autolock so they can never get in. But if it didn't, and she forgot to lock the doors, would I still have a wife today?
Be that as it may, my point is still correct and valid. They are intended to keep people out, period. The fact that some criminal found the weak link in the system in your case, while highly unfortunate, has no bearing on my statement.I have to humbly disagree with this point.
I must have a different Subaru than you have! mine does all the diing diings that you don't have!I am so glad it does not have the features most American made cars do. Glad it does not ding ding ding when you open the door, ding ding ding when you put in the key, ding ding ding diiiiing diiiiiing when you start it and the seatbelt is not latched (dealer turned that off for me) and super glad it does not automatically lock/unlock all the doors when I put it in drive/park etc.