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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Locking and Unlocking the Doors

Locking and Unlocking the Doors  
Key Types and Functions  
This vehicle comes with the following key:  
1Key Types and Functions  
All the keys have an immobilizer system. The  
immobilizer system helps to protect against vehicle  
theft.  
Keys  
Use the key to start and stop the engine, and  
to lock and unlock the doors and tailgate. You  
can also lock and unlock the doors and  
tailgate pressing the buttons on remote  
transmitter.  
2 Immobilizer System P. 147  
Ignition Keys with Remote  
Transmitter*  
The keys contain precision electronics.  
Adhere to the following advice to prevent damage to  
the electronics:  
Do not leave the keys in direct sunlight, or in  
locations with high temperature or high humidity.  
Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them.  
Keep the keys away from liquids.  
Do not take the keys apart except for replacing the  
battery.  
Smart Entry Remote*  
If the circuits in the keys are damaged, the engine  
may not start, and the remote transmitter may not  
work.  
If the keys do not work properly, have them  
inspected by a dealer.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuKey Types and Functions  
Smart entry remote*  
The built-in key can be used to lock/unlock the  
Built-in Key  
doors when the smart entry remote battery  
becomes weak and the power door lock/  
unlock operation is disabled.  
To remove the built-in key, pull it out while  
sliding the release knob. To reinstall the built-  
in key, push the built-in key into the smart  
entry remote until it clicks.  
Release Knob  
1Valet Key*  
Valet Key*  
When you need to leave a key with a third party,  
leave the valet key.  
Can be used to start and stop the engine, and  
lock and unlock driver's door.  
Gray  
* Not available on all models  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLow Smart Entry Remote Signal Strength*  
1Key Number Tag  
Key Number Tag  
Keep the key number tag separate from the key in a  
safe place outside of your vehicle.  
If you wish to purchase an additional key, contact a  
dealer.  
Contains a number that you will need if you  
purchase a replacement key.  
If you lose your key and you cannot start the engine,  
contact a dealer.  
Low Smart Entry Remote Signal Strength*  
The vehicle transmits radio waves to locate the smart entry remote when locking/  
unlocking the doors, opening the tailgate, or to start the engine.  
1Low Smart Entry Remote Signal Strength*  
Communication between the smart entry remote and  
the vehicle consumes the smart entry remote’s  
battery.  
Battery life is about two years, but this varies  
depending on regularity of use.  
The battery is consumed whenever the smart entry  
remote is receiving strong radio waves. Avoid placing  
it near electrical appliances such as televisions and  
personal computers.  
In the following cases, locking/unlocking the doors, opening the tailgate, or starting  
the engine may be inhibited or operation may be unstable:  
Strong radio waves are being transmitted by nearby equipment.  
You are carrying the smart entry remote together with telecommunications  
equipment, laptop computers, cell phones, or wireless devices.  
A metallic object is touching or covering the smart entry remote.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
1Using the Remote Transmitter  
Using the Remote Transmitter  
If you do not open a door or the tailgate within 30  
seconds of unlocking the vehicle, the doors will  
automatically relock.  
Locking the doors  
Ignition Keys with Remote Transmitter  
Press the lock button.  
You can change the relock timer setting.  
2 Customized Features P. 114  
Once:  
LED  
u Some exterior lights flash, all the doors  
and tailgate lock, and the security system  
sets.  
Twice (within five seconds after the first  
push):  
If the interior light switch is in the door activated  
position, the interior lights come on when you press  
the unlock button.  
No doors opened: The lights fade out after 30  
seconds.  
Lock  
Button  
Unlock  
Button  
u The beeper sounds and verifies the  
security system is set.  
Doors relocked with the remote: The lights go off  
immediately.  
Models with smart entry remote  
LED  
2 Interior Lights P. 185  
Unlocking the doors  
Press the unlock button.  
Once:  
u Some exterior lights flash twice, and the  
driver's door unlocks.  
Lock  
Button  
The remote transmitter uses low-power signals, so  
the operating range may vary depending on the  
surroundings.  
Unlock  
Button  
The remote will not lock the vehicle when a door is  
open.  
Twice:  
u The remaining doors and tailgate unlock.  
If the distance at which the remote transmitter works  
varies, the battery is probably low.  
If the LED does not come on when you press a  
button, the battery is dead.  
2 Replacing the Button Battery P. 475  
You can customize the door unlock mode setting.  
2 Customized Features P. 114  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
1Using the Smart Entry with Push Button Start System*  
Using the Smart Entry with Push Button Start System*  
Do not leave the smart entry remote in the vehicle  
when you get out. Carry it with you.  
When you carry the smart entry remote, you  
can lock/unlock the doors and open the  
tailgate.  
You can lock/unlock the doors within a radius  
of about 32 inches (80 cm) of the outside door  
handle. You can open the tailgate within  
about 32 inches (80 cm) radius from the  
tailgate release button.  
Even if you are not carrying the smart entry remote,  
you can lock/unlock the doors while someone else  
with the remote is within range.  
The door may be unlocked if the door handle is  
covered with water in heavy rain or in a car wash if  
the smart entry remote is within range.  
If you grip a front door handle wearing gloves, the  
door sensor may be slow to respond or may not  
respond by unlocking the doors.  
Locking the doors and tailgate  
You cannot unlock the door by gripping the handle  
after two seconds of unlocking it.  
The door might not open if you pull it immediately  
after gripping the door handle. Grip the handle  
again and confirm that the door is unlocked before  
pulling the handle.  
Even within the 32 inches (80 cm) radius, you may  
not be able to lock/unlock the doors with the smart  
entry remote if it is above or below the outside  
handle.  
The smart entry remote may not operate if it is too  
close to the door and door glass.  
Door Lock  
Button  
Press the door lock button on the front door  
or the tailgate.  
u Some exterior lights flash; the beeper  
sounds; all the doors and tailgate lock;  
and the security system sets.  
Door Lock  
Button  
* Not available on all models  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
Unlocking the doors and tailgate  
Grab the driver’s door handle:  
u The driver’s door unlocks.  
u Some exterior lights flash twice and the  
beeper sounds twice.  
Grab the front passenger’s door handle:  
u All the doors and tailgate unlock.  
u Some exterior lights flash twice and the  
beeper sounds twice.  
Press the tailgate release button:  
u The tailgate unlocks.  
u Some exterior lights flash twice and the  
beeper sounds twice.  
2 Using the Tailgate Release Button  
P. 141  
Release Button  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
1Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key  
Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key  
When you lock the driver's door with a key, all the  
other doors and tailgate lock at the same time. When  
unlocking, the driver's door unlocks first. Turn the  
key a second time within a few seconds to unlock the  
remaining doors and the tailgate.  
Fully insert the key and turn it.  
Lock  
Unlock  
1Locking a Door Without Using a Key  
Locking a Door Without Using a Key  
When you lock the driver's door, all the other doors  
and tailgate lock at the same time.  
Make sure you have the key in your hand before  
locking the door to prevent it from being locked in  
the vehicle.  
Locking the driver's door  
Push the lock tab forward  
master door lock switch in the lock direction  
a
or push the  
b
, and close the door.  
Locking the passenger's doors  
Push the lock tab forward and close the door.  
Lockout prevention system  
Ignition Keys with Remote Transmitter  
The doors and tailgate cannot be locked when the key is in the ignition switch.  
Models with smart entry remote  
The doors and tailgate cannot be locked when the smart entry remote is inside the  
vehicle.  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside  
Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside  
1Using the Lock Tab  
Using the Lock Tab  
When you lock the door using the lock tab on the  
driver's door, all the other doors and tailgate lock at  
the same time.  
Locking a door  
To Lock  
Lock Tab  
Push the lock tab forward.  
When you unlock the door using the lock tab on the  
driver's door, only the driver's door will unlock.  
Unlocking a door  
Pull the lock tab rearward.  
To Unlock  
1Unlocking Using the Front Door Inner Handle  
Unlocking Using the Front Door Inner Handle  
The front door inner handles are designed to allow  
front seat occupants to open the door in one motion.  
However, this feature requires that front seat  
occupants never pull a front door inner handle while  
the vehicle is in motion.  
Pull the front door inner handle.  
u The door unlocks and opens in one  
motion.  
Inner  
Handle  
Children should always ride in a rear seat where  
childproof door locks are provided.  
2 Childproof Door Locks P. 138  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuChildproof Door Locks  
1Using the Master Door Lock Switch  
Using the Master Door Lock Switch  
When you lock/unlock the driver’s door using the  
master door lock switch, all the other doors and the  
tailgate lock/unlock at the same time.  
Press the master door lock switch in as shown  
to lock or unlock all doors and the tailgate.  
To Lock  
The front passenger’s door also has the master door  
lock switch.  
To Unlock  
Master Door  
Lock Switch  
1Childproof Door Locks  
Childproof Door Locks  
To open the door from the inside when the  
childproof door lock is on, put the lock tab in the  
unlock position, lower the rear window, put your  
hand out of the window, and pull the outside door  
handle.  
The childproof door locks prevent the rear doors from being opened from the inside  
regardless of the position of the lock tab.  
Setting the Childproof Door Locks  
Slide the lever in the rear door to the lock  
position, and close the door.  
When opening the door  
Open the door using the outside door handle.  
Unlock  
Lock  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuAuto Door Locking/Unlocking  
Auto Door Locking/Unlocking  
1Auto Door Locking/Unlocking  
Your vehicle locks all doors and unlocks the driver’s door automatically when a  
certain condition is met.  
You can turn off or change to another auto door  
locking/unlocking setting using the i-MID.  
2 Customized Features P. 114  
Auto Door Locking  
Drive lock mode  
All doors and tailgate lock when the vehicle’s speed reaches about 10 mph (15 km/h).  
Auto Door Unlocking  
Driver’s door open mode  
All doors unlock when the driver’s door is opened.  
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