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Buick Encore: Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation

Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owners Manual / Keys, Doors, and Windows / Keys and Locks / Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation

The Keyless Access system allows for vehicle entry when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is within 1m (3 ft). See "Keyless Access Operation" later in this section.

The RKE transmitter may work up to 60 m (197 ft) away from the vehicle.

Other conditions can impact the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System

With Remote Start Shown
With Remote Start Shown

The following may be available:

: Press to lock all doors and the fuel door, if equipped.

The turn signal indicators may flash and/or the horn may sound on the second press to indicate locking.

See Vehicle Personalization

If the driver door is open when is pressed and Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout is enabled, all doors will lock and then the driver door will immediately unlock. See Vehicle Personalization. If the passenger door is open when is pressed, all doors lock.

Pressing may also arm the theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle Alarm System

  : Press to unlock the driver door and the fuel door, if equipped. Press again within five seconds to unlock all doors. The RKE transmitter can be programmed to unlock all doors on the first button press. See Vehicle Personalization

The turn signal indicators will flash to indicate unlocking. See Vehicle Personalization

Pressing will disarm the theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle Alarm System

: Press and release one time to initiate vehicle locator. The exterior lamps flash and the horn chirps three times. Press and hold for at least three seconds to sound the panic alarm. The horn sounds and the turn signals flash for 30 seconds, or until is pressed again or the vehicle is started.

: If equipped, press and then press and hold for at least four seconds to start the engine from outside the vehicle using the RKE transmitter. See Remote Vehicle Start


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