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First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

Hi, I finally dipped my toe into the EV pool and picked up my 2021 Leaf 10 two days ago. This was after test driving several similar priced EV's. Hope it will be the correct choice!

The instruction book is huge and takes a lot of "Looking at". I am hoping that someone on here may be able to answer a simple question that I can't find covered in the manual.

Is it possible to set the door locks to automatically lock after driving away (usually 5 or 10 mph)? If so, how do I do it? I think this is fairly essential in this day and age.

Ta.
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Re: First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

For sure it can be done, just can't remember how. My daughter has her Leaf programmed that way and I personally hate having to always unlock the door when someone gets in or wants to get out but the option is there if you want it. I'm sure someone else will come along and know the exact sequence to change it.
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Re: First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

I believe you can with Leafspy set it to lock when you put the car in gear.
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Re: First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

Read the owner's manual, page 3-5 for 2013, on how to set the automatic door locking feature. It's not a leafsyp thing.
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Re: First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

I'm glad that someone wants to be locked in the car unless they put it into Park or shut it off. I'd prefer to have the doors unlock as speed drops to say, 2MPH.
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Re: First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

LeafSpy Pro actually has many door lock related settings, see page 23 of the manual:

http://www.leafspypro.com/wp-content/up ... _1-iOS.pdf

Much more granular control than the stock options
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Re: First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

podge2207 wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:53 am Is it possible to set the door locks to automatically lock after driving away (usually 5 or 10 mph)? If so, how do I do it? I think this is fairly essential in this day and age.

Ta.
I believe the default settings already do this, but that doesn't happen until you reach 15 mph. The intelligent door lock settings allow you to either have all doors lock when moving and reaching at least 15 mph or the other setting is to only lock and unlock all the doors when you go into park or drive, so more of an instant lock setting. I think LeafSpy will let you turn it all off or combo it. The manual(s) probably has a better description of it all.

I'm currently using the auto-lock at 15 mph setting myself.
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Re: First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

alozzy wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:52 am LeafSpy Pro actually has many door lock related settings, see page 23 of the manual:

http://www.leafspypro.com/wp-content/up ... _1-iOS.pdf

Much more granular control than the stock options
I've tried it. There is no longer an option, as there was on my '18, to have the doors unlock as the car slows or stops. You have to put it in Park, now. I curse that regularly, because I sometimes open the door to check the distance to our nearly invisible curb. Around View can't see it in low light.

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Re: First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

I have an older LEAF, but perhaps the beta version of LeafSpy Pro has implemented a workaround to restore that functionality? Worth a shot...
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Re: First EV & Leaf / simple question about locking

podge2207 wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:53 am Is it possible to set the door locks to automatically lock after driving away (usually 5 or 10 mph)? If so, how do I do it? I think this is fairly essential in this day and age.

Ta.
Congrats and Welcome!

Unless there's an issue, the doors should already be automatically locking after driving away and reaching 15 mph.
You can find info on the Automatic Door Locks on Page 3-6 of the 2021 Leaf manual. It indicates that "All doors lock automatically when the vehicle speed reaches 15 mph (24 km/h)."
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