Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Lockout Protection

If the vehicle is on or in ACC/ ACCESSORY and the power door lock switch is pressed with the driver door open, all the doors will lock and only the driver door will unlock.

If the vehicle is off and locking is requested while a door is open, when all doors are closed the vehicle will check for RKE transmitters inside. If an RKE transmitter is detected and the number of RKE transmitters inside has not reduced, the driver door will unlock and the horn will chirp three times.

Lockout Protection can be manually overridden with the driver door open by pressing and holding on the power door lock switch.

Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout

If Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout has been turned on and the vehicle is off, the driver door is open, and locking is requested, all the doors will lock and the driver door will  remain unlocked. The Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout feature can be turned on or off. See Vehicle Personalization

Safety Locks

The rear door safety locks prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from inside the vehicle.

Manual Safety Locks

Manual Safety Locks

If equipped, the safety lock is located on the inside edge of the rear doors. To use the safety lock:

  1. Insert the key into the safety lock slot and turn it so the slot is in the horizontal position.
  2. Close the door.
  3. Do the same for the other rear door.

To open a rear door when the safety lock is on:

  1. Unlock the door by activating the inside handle, by using the power door lock switch, or by using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
  2. Open the door from the outside.

To cancel the safety lock:

  1. Unlock the door and open it from the outside.
  2. Insert the key into the safety lock slot and turn it so the slot is in the vertical position. Do the same for the other door.

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