KIA Niro: Automatic door lock and unlock features (Kia Niro EV)

KIA Niro EV / Hybrid (SG2) - (2021-2023) - Owner's manual / Features of your vehicle / Door locks / Automatic door lock and unlock features (Kia Niro EV)

Automatic door lock and unlock features

Your vehicle is equipped with features that will automatically lock or unlock your vehicle based on settings you select in the infotainment system screen.

Auto lock enable on speed

When this feature is set in the infotainment system screen, all the doors will be locked automatically when the vehicle exceeds 15 km/h (9 mph).

Auto lock enable on shift

When this feature is set in the infotainment system screen, all the doors will be locked automatically when the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park) while the vehicle is running.

Auto unlock on shift to P

When this feature is set in the infotainment system screen, all the doors will be locked automatically when the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park) while the vehicle is running.

Auto unlock vehicle off

When this feature is set in the infotainment system screen, all the doors will be unlocked automatically when the vehicle is turned off.

Impact sensing door unlock system

All doors will automatically unlock when an impact causes the air bags to deploy.

Additional unlock safety feature air bag deployment

When this feature is set in the infotainment system screen, all the doors will be unlocked automatically when the vehicle is turned off.

Deadlocks (if equipped)

Some vehicles are equipped with deadlock system. Deadlocks prevent opening of a door from either inside or outside the vehicle once the deadlocks have been activated providing an additional measure of vehicle security.

To lock the vehicle using the dead lock function, the doors must be locked by using the smart key. To unlock the vehicle, the smart key must be used again.

Manual door lock switch

Manual door lock switch

Operation

  1. Open the door.
  2. Insert the mechanical key.
  3. Turn the key to the lock position.
  4. Close the door securely.

Operating condition(s)

  • The power door lock switch is not operating.

NOTICE

If the electrical power to door lock switch is not operating (ex. dead car battery) and the tailgate is closed, you will not be able to open the tailgate until power is restored.

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