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I have a very frustrating problem with my Santa Fe GLS locking itself several times a week. I never leave the car with the keys in it, not in the ignition, because it will occasionally lock itself. Today I left the car for several minutes, opened the hatch, got some stuff out, then went to the drivers door, and it was locked. Sometimes when I try the door the horn goes off until I hit the fob buttons. The dealer says I am setting the lock inadvertantly but sometimes if the windows are down I leave the keys on the console and come back a few minutes later and the doors are locked! I have a job of checking on rental houses, which takes about 5 minutes, so I am in and out of the car dozens of times a day. The locks are not set to lock the doors when I drive the car. This problem is driving me nuts. No other car I've had, with remote locking, has ever locked itself like this one does. Anybody had this experience?
 

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I have a 2010 SF and the doors will relock. When you unlock the doors if you don't open a door in a designed time it will relock. This is a security design. My Honda works exactly the same. Hope this helps..
 

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Sounds like maybe a flakey button on the arm rest. Shutting the door or hatch could be causing it to trip the locks. I've never had a problem with unintentional locking; and I can't imagine a situation where the hatch was unlocked, but the driver's door was locked.
 

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QUOTE (Nomadman @ Jul 7 2010, 04:35 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=339630
I have a very frustrating problem with my Santa Fe GLS locking itself several times a week. I never leave the car with the keys in it, not in the ignition, because it will occasionally lock itself. Today I left the car for several minutes, opened the hatch, got some stuff out, then went to the drivers door, and it was locked. Sometimes when I try the door the horn goes off until I hit the fob buttons. The dealer says I am setting the lock inadvertantly but sometimes if the windows are down I leave the keys on the console and come back a few minutes later and the doors are locked! I have a job of checking on rental houses, which takes about 5 minutes, so I am in and out of the car dozens of times a day. The locks are not set to lock the doors when I drive the car. This problem is driving me nuts. No other car I've had, with remote locking, has ever locked itself like this one does. Anybody had this experience?
Yes I had this problem found out eventually that it was the the plipper self operating due to being in my trouser pocket and the button pressing on the bunch of keys which I kept on the same ring.

Gazza!!!
 

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Once every couple of weeks I'll go to get in my car in the garage and the doors are locked even though I never (deliberately anyway) lock the car in the garage.
 

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QUOTE (gazza!!! @ Jul 8 2010, 02:47 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=339926
Yes I had this problem found out eventually that it was the the plipper self operating due to being in my trouser pocket and the button pressing on the bunch of keys which I kept on the same ring.

Gazza!!!
That is happening to me on a regularly. I have been in the garage, leaned against something & the doors lock. I have set the horn off inside the house.
At least I know what it is, the button getting pressed.

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I have a 2002 Sonata that does the same thing - drove me near insane (I don't have the lock on the key ring - so that eliminates accidental locking). It actually locked me in the car one day. Every time I hit unlock, by the time I grab the door handle it would lock again. Ended up climbing out the window to get out! I'm told it is from moisture (rain, etc) getting down in the door panel that is causing the problem. Like you I got used to never ever leaving the keys in the car. Just so you know, if you don't take it for repair, eventually the electronic lock just won't work at all. Can't lock my car now if I wanted to!
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QUOTE (rjdana @ Jul 7 2010, 07:25 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=339662
I have a 2010 SF and the doors will relock. When you unlock the doors if you don't open a door in a designed time it will relock. This is a security design. My Honda works exactly the same. Hope this helps..
This is likely the answer. The vehicle automatically locks itself after a minute or so if it was unlocked but no door was opened. It is explained in the owner's manual.
 

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QUOTE (Don67 @ Jul 9 2010, 06:21 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=340130
This is likely the answer. The vehicle automatically locks itself after a minute or so if it was unlocked but no door was opened. It is explained in the owner's manual.
Don67, I know what the manual says about the automatic locking if you remote unlock and don't open a door, but I'm experiencing locking when I don't think I have pushed any lock button. I drive somewhere, get out of the car without locking the doors, come back in a minute and the doors are locked. I'm in sight of the car all the time so have no intention or need to lock the doors, but find them locked anyway. Not all the time. Just several times a week. I have left the keys on the console if the window is down, and come to find the doors locked. So the fob isn't in my pocket to get accidently pushed. I don't lock the doors in the garage but find the car locked the next day in the garage. This has never happened with any other car I've owned. That's why I'm frustrated.
 

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QUOTE (azjerry @ Jul 8 2010, 01:19 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=339942
Once every couple of weeks I'll go to get in my car in the garage and the doors are locked even though I never (deliberately anyway) lock the car in the garage.


Yep. This happens to me at least once a month.
 

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QUOTE (Nomadman @ Jul 21 2010, 06:22 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343707
Don67, I know what the manual says about the automatic locking if you remote unlock and don't open a door, but I'm experiencing locking when I don't think I have pushed any lock button. I drive somewhere, get out of the car without locking the doors, come back in a minute and the doors are locked. I'm in sight of the car all the time so have no intention or need to lock the doors, but find them locked anyway. Not all the time. Just several times a week. I have left the keys on the console if the window is down, and come to find the doors locked. So the fob isn't in my pocket to get accidently pushed. I don't lock the doors in the garage but find the car locked the next day in the garage. This has never happened with any other car I've owned. That's why I'm frustrated.
Might be an intermittent electrical gremlin. Good luck finding it, though. My Nissan Quest would occasionally roll the passenger window halfway down in the winter (when else?), but never when a human was around to see it. I wrote it off as "character", as I sometimes do to preserve my sanity. :)
 

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I have a very frustrating problem with my Santa Fe GLS locking itself several times a week. I never leave the car with the keys in it, not in the ignition, because it will occasionally lock itself. Today I left the car for several minutes, opened the hatch, got some stuff out, then went to the drivers door, and it was locked. Sometimes when I try the door the horn goes off until I hit the fob buttons. The dealer says I am setting the lock inadvertantly but sometimes if the windows are down I leave the keys on the console and come back a few minutes later and the doors are locked! I have a job of checking on rental houses, which takes about 5 minutes, so I am in and out of the car dozens of times a day. The locks are not set to lock the doors when I drive the car. This problem is driving me nuts. No other car I've had, with remote locking, has ever locked itself like this one does. Anybody had this experience?
Bill, did you ever figure out the cause of this? My 2010 is doing something similar and it's driving me nuts.
 
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