Dodge Journey: DOOR LOCKS

Manual Door Locks

To lock each door, push the door lock plunger on each door trim panel downward. To unlock the front doors, pull the inside door handle to the first detent. To unlock the rear doors, pull the door lock plunger on the door trim panel upward.

Manual Door Lock Plunger
Manual Door Lock Plunger

If the door lock plunger is down when you shut the door, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the key is not inside the vehicle before closing the door.

NOTE: The manual door locks will not lock or unlock the liftgate.

WARNING:
• For personal security and safety in the event of an accident, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as well as when you park and leave the vehicle.

• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key from the ignition and lock your vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.

• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

Power Door Locks

A power door lock switch is on each front door trim panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate.

Power Door Lock Switch Location
Power Door Lock Switch Location

1 — Unlock. 2 — Lock.

To prevent you from locking your Key Fob in the vehicle, the power door lock switch will not operate when the Key Fob is in the ignition and either front door is open. A chime will sound as a reminder to remove the Key Fob.

Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped

The auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer. See your authorized dealer for programming.

Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit

The doors will unlock automatically if: 1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled.

2. The transaxle was in gear and the vehicle speed returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).

3. The transaxle is in NEUTRAL or PARK.

4. The driver’s door is opened.

5. The doors were not previously unlocked.

6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).

Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit

If Auto Unlock is enabled, this feature will unlock all the doors when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is stopped and in PARK or NEUTRAL. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

The doors will unlock automatically if:

1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled.

2. The transaxle was in gear and the vehicle speed returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).

3. The transaxle is in NEUTRAL or PARK.

4. The driver’s door is opened.

5. The doors were not previously unlocked.

6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).

Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming

The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be enabled or disabled as follows: • For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following steps:
1. Enter the vehicle and close all doors.

2. Place the Key Fob in the ignition switch.

3. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four times ending up in the LOCK position. However, do not start the engine.

4. Within 30 seconds, press the power door unlock switch to unlock the doors.

5. A single chime will indicate the completion of the programming.

NOTE: If you do not hear the chime, it means that the system did not enter the programming mode and you will need to repeat the procedure.

6. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to its previous setting.

NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature in accordance with local laws.

Child Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors)

To provide a safer environment for small children riding in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a Child Protection Door Lock system.

To Engage the Child Protection Door Lock System

1. Open the rear door.

2. Insert the tip of the emergency key (or alike) into the child lock control and rotate it to the LOCK position.

Child Lock Control
Child Lock Control

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.

NOTE: When the Child Protection Door Lock system is engaged, the door can be opened only by using the outside door handle even though the inside door lock is in the unlocked position.

WARNING:
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.

Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the child protection locks are engaged. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death.

NOTE:
• After engaging the Child Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position.

• For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the lock plunger up to the UNLOCK position, roll down the window, and open the door with the outside door handle.

To Disengage the Child Protection Door Lock System

1. Open the rear door.

2. Insert the tip of the emergency key (or alike) into the child lock control and rotate it to the UNLOCK position.

Child Lock Control
Child Lock Control

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.

NOTE: After disengaging the Child Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position.

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