What Exactly Is "Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout?" - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: What Exactly Is "Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout?"

April 10, 2014

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And what does it mean that it is "On" in our Corvette?

According to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Owner's Manual:

"Delayed Locking: This feature delays the actual locking of the doors until five seconds after all doors are closed. Delayed locking can only be turned on when the Unlocked Door Anti Lockout feature has been turned off. When [lock icon] is pressed on the powerdoor lock switch with the door open, a chime will sound three times indicating that delayed locking is active. The doors will then lock automatically five seconds after all doors are closed. If a door is reopened before five seconds have elapsed, the five-second timer will reset once all the doors are closed again. Press [lock icon] on the door lock switch again, or press [lock icon] on the RKE transmitter, to override this feature and lock the doors immediately. Delayed locking can be programmed through the Driver Information Center (DIC). "

So, programmed delayed auto-locking is on when this is off. Well, that clears it up (gasp).

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton


Comments

  • speednet speednet Posts:

    I know, this is the most confusing thing in the manual. I still can't figure out what an "anti-lockout" is. I understand it needs to be off in order to do delayed locking (when you leave the car), but what does it really do when it's on?

  • That is funny. Rather than call the feature "Auto locking" had have people go 'oh, that sounds like a good thing to turn on' and end up with it locking the keys in the car and being mad. So they call it anti-lockout so people will go 'oh, I should keep that turned on because I don't want to get locked out.' But instead it ends up with double negatives. To quote Bill and Ted that is most non-non-heinous or possibly non-non-non-heinous

  • "had have" is code for "and have" - - an edit feature would be non-non-heinous

  • The Anti-lockout means you cant lock the doors from the interior (keeps you from accidentally locking the keys inside the car)

  • Smrtypants44 is correct. The feature, when selected, will unlock any door that is open when you hit the lock button. In other words you either have to be in the car with the doors closed or outside the car with the doors closed to get them to lock. It makes it much harder, but not impossible to lock your keys in your car.

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