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2023 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside

uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
Using the Keyless Access System  
If the interior light switch is in the door activated  
position, the interior light comes on when you unlock  
the doors and tailgate.  
No doors opened: The light fades out after 30  
seconds.  
Doors and tailgate relocked: The light goes off  
immediately.  
2 Interior Lights P. 216  
When you carry the keyless remote, you can  
lock/unlock the doors, tailgate, and fuel fill  
door.  
You can lock/unlock the doors, fuel fill door,  
and tailgate, within a radius of about 32  
inches (80 cm) from the outside door handle  
or tailgate outer handle.  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
Locking the doors and tailgate  
1Using the Keyless Access System  
Door Lock  
Sensor  
Touch the door lock sensor on the front door  
or press the lock button on the tailgate.  
u All the doors and tailgate lock and the  
security system sets.  
If you do not open a door or the tailgate within 30  
seconds of unlocking the vehicle with the keyless access  
system, the doors and tailgate will automatically relock.  
You can lock or unlock doors using the keyless access  
system only when the power mode is in VEHICLE OFF.  
u Some exterior lights flash once and the  
beeper sounds once.  
Do not leave the keyless remote in the vehicle  
when you get out. Carry it with you.  
Even if you are not carrying the keyless remote, you  
can lock/unlock the doors and tailgate while someone  
else with the keyless 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 keyless remote is within range.  
If you grip a front door handle or touch a door lock  
sensor wearing gloves, the door sensor may be  
slow to respond or may not respond by locking or  
unlocking the doors.  
After locking the door, you have up to 2 seconds  
during which you can pull the door handle to  
confirm whether the door is locked. If you need to  
unlock the door immediately after locking it, wait  
at least 2 seconds before gripping the handle,  
otherwise the door will not unlock.  
Lock Button  
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 and the  
tailgate with the keyless remote if it is above or  
below the outside handle.  
The keyless remote may not operate if it is too close  
to the door, door glass, and tailgate.  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
Unlocking the doors and tailgate  
1Using the Keyless Access System  
Grab the driver’s door handle:  
u The driver’s door and fuel fill door  
unlock.  
u Some exterior lights flash twice and the  
beeper sounds twice.  
The light flash, beep, and door unlock mode settings  
can be customized using the audio/information  
screen or driver information interface.  
2 Settings* P. 135  
2 Customized Features P. 376  
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.  
Models with power tailgate  
You can also unlock and open with the power  
tailgate.  
2 Using the Tailgate Outer Handle P. 172  
Press the tailgate outer handle:  
u The tailgate unlocks.  
u Some exterior lights flash twice and the  
beeper sounds twice.  
2 Opening/Closing the Tailgate P. 166  
Outer  
Handle  
* Not available on all models  
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside  
Locking the doors and tailgate (Walk  
away auto lock®)  
When you walk away from the vehicle with all  
doors and tailgate closed while carrying the  
keyless remote, the doors and tailgate will  
automatically lock.  
The auto lock function activates when all  
doors and tailgate are closed, or all doors are  
closed and tailgate begins power close  
operation*, and the keyless remote is within  
The auto lock function is set to OFF as the factory  
default setting. The auto lock function can be set to  
ON using the audio/information screen or driver  
information interface. If you set the auto lock  
function to ON using the audio/information screen or  
driver information interface, only the remote  
transmitter that was used to unlock the driver’s door  
prior to the setting change can activate auto lock.  
2 Settings* P. 135  
The activation range of  
the auto lock function is  
about 5 feet (1.5 m)  
2 Customized Features P. 376  
about 5 feet (1.5 m) radius of the outside door  
handle or tailgate outer handle.  
Exit vehicle while carrying keyless remote and  
close door(s) and tailgate.  
1. While within about 5 feet (1.5 m) radius of  
the vehicle.  
After the auto lock function has been activated, when  
you stay within the locking/unlocking operation range,  
the indicator on the keyless remote will continue to flash  
until the doors and tailgate are locked.  
When you stay beside the vehicle within the  
operation range, the doors and tailgate will  
automatically lock approximately 30 seconds after  
the auto lock function activating beeper sounds.  
u The beeper sounds; the auto lock  
function will be activated.  
2. Carry the keyless remote beyond about 5  
feet (1.5 m) from the vehicle and remain  
outside this range for 2 or more seconds.  
u Some exterior lights flash; the beeper  
sounds; all doors and tailgate will then  
lock.  
When you open a door or tailgate after the auto lock  
function activating beeper sounds, the auto lock  
function will be canceled.  
* Not available on all models  
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To temporarily deactivate the function:  
1Locking the doors and tailgate (Walk away auto lock®)  
1. Set the power mode to OFF.  
2. Open the driver’s door.  
3. Using the master door lock switch, operate  
the lock as follows:  
Under the following circumstances, the auto lock  
function will not activate:  
The keyless remote is inside the vehicle.  
uThe beeper will not sound.  
The keyless remote is taken out of its operational  
range before all doors and tailgate are closed.  
uThe beeper will sound.  
Lock  
Unlock  
Lock  
Unlock.  
u The beeper sounds, and the function is  
deactivated.  
The auto lock function does not operate when any of  
the following conditions are met.  
The keyless remote is inside the vehicle.  
A door, tailgate or the hood is not closed.  
To restore the function:  
Set the power mode to ON.  
Lock the vehicle without using the auto lock  
function.  
With the keyless remote on you, move out  
of the auto lock function operation range.  
Open any door.  
The power mode is set to any mode other than OFF.  
The keyless remote is not located within a radius of  
about 5 feet (1.5 m) from the vehicle when you get  
out of the vehicle and close the doors and tailgate.  
Auto lock function operation stop beeper  
After the auto lock function has been activated, the  
auto lock operation stop beeper sounds for  
approximately two seconds in the following cases.  
The keyless remote is put inside the vehicle through  
a window.  
You are located too close to the vehicle.  
The keyless remote is put inside the tailgate.  
If the warning beeper sounds, check that you are  
carrying the keyless remote. Then, open/close a door  
and confirm the auto lock activation beeper sounds  
once.  
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Lock Presetting  
The vehicle will automatically lock after you  
lock the doors in advance then close the doors  
and tailgate.  
Activate lock presetting after closing the  
driver’s door.  
1. Touch the door lock sensor on the front  
door, press the lock button on the tailgate  
or press the lock button on the keyless  
remote.  
u Alert sounds and lock presetting is  
activated.  
3WARNING  
Door Lock  
Sensor  
Opening or closing the power tailgate* on  
someone’s hands or fingers can cause  
serious injury. Make sure all hands and  
fingers, especially children’s, are clear of  
the doors.  
Lock presetting will be reset if a door or the tailgate is  
opened before the vehicle has locked completely.  
Before locking a door, make sure that the key is not  
inside the vehicle.  
2. Close all doors and the tailgate.  
u Some exterior lights flash and a beeper  
sounds when vehicle locks.  
You can turn this function on and off.  
2 Settings* P. 135  
2 Customized Features P. 376  
Make sure the doors and tailgate are locked  
before moving away from the vehicle.  
Lock Button  
* Not available on all models  
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Using the Remote Transmitter  
If you do not open a door or the tailgate within 30  
Locking the doors and tailgate  
Press the lock button.  
Once:  
u Some exterior lights flash, all the doors,  
seconds of unlocking the vehicle with the remote  
transmitter, the doors and tailgate will automatically  
relock.  
LED  
Lock Button  
You can lock or unlock doors using the remote  
transmitter only when the power mode is in VEHICLE  
OFF.  
tailgate, and fuel fill door lock, and the  
security system sets.  
Twice (within five seconds after the first  
push):  
The remote transmitter uses low-power signals, so  
the operating range may vary depending on the  
surroundings.  
u The beeper sounds and verifies the  
security system is set.  
Unlock Button  
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.  
Unlocking the doors and tailgate  
Press the unlock button.  
Once:  
u Some exterior lights flash twice, and the  
driver’s door and fuel fill door unlocks.  
Twice:  
2 Replacing the Remote Battery P. 642  
u The remaining doors and tailgate unlock.  
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Unlocking the Doors Using a Key  
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.  
If the unlock button of the keyless remote does not work, use the built-in key  
instead. The keyhole is on the back of the door handle.  
Insert the built-in key into the key cylinder  
If the lock button of the keyless remote does not  
work, refer to the following.  
from below the handle and then turn it.  
2 Locking a Door Without Using a Key P. 159  
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Locking a Door Without Using a Key  
When you lock the driver’s door, all the other doors,  
tailgate, and fuel fill door lock at the same time.  
If you do not have the key on you, or if for some reason you cannot lock a door using  
the key, you can lock the door without it.  
Locking the front door  
Before locking a door, make sure that the key is not  
inside the vehicle.  
Push the lock tab forward a or push the  
master door lock switch in the lock direction  
b, and close the door.  
You can change the lockout protection operation  
setting.  
2 Settings* P. 135  
Locking the rear doors  
Push the lock tab forward and close the door.  
2 Customized Features P. 376  
Lockout protection function  
If the vehicle cannot detect the keyless  
remote, lockout protection activates.  
u A beeper sounds, some exterior lights  
flash, the doors unlock, and a message  
appears on the driver information  
interface.  
u This allows you to open a door in case  
the keyless remote is still inside the  
vehicle.  
If you do not open a door, all doors relock  
after 15 seconds.  
* Not available on all models  
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To avoid non-detection, make sure to keep  
the keyless remote away from cell phones and  
other devices that may cause signal  
interference.  
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