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Does anyone's truck lock the doors automatically when you put the truck in Drive? I liked this feature on my maxima.
 

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Mine Does not. Btw my truck is an 05 Nismo so it might with the LE.
 

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My LE does not and I am glad that it doesn't.

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I can't see any possible reason why the disadvantages of such a feature (annoyance) would outweigh the advantages (safety)...
 

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Safety is overrated. 8) 8)

Especially when trying to get out of you burning car. :roll: :wink:
 

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I have an old friend with a Ford that has this feature and she could not get in and out of my truck so we used her car. First off I hate the sound of all of the doors locking. It
is just one more thing that can go wrong with your vehicle.

It also is a burr under my saddle to just drive down the street to pick someone up and have to unlock the doors again. I guess if I were in the habit of locking my doors all of the time this would not be such a problem except the constant wear on the locks.

I do not lock my doors except when I am going to leave my truck or if I am in an area that I deem to be unsafe. I am not sure what you mean by safety as I had a 1962 Triumph TR-4 that got rear ended by a semi. It put the back bumper in the jump seat area. The doors were not locked, but the latches did not release. The doors were
both wiped out with the outer skin bent at a 90 degree angle, but the door latches did not release.

There is also the matter of expense. That feature makes the door locking mechanism more expensive I am sure.
I do generally lock my doors when I am on the highway at high speeds, not that I am
convinced that it will make that much difference. It is mostly to appease my wife.
She likes the doors locked all of the time. She worries more about this than I do and
probably rightly so.

I am very safety conscious, I always use my seat belts and have even back in the days I had to go buy them and install them in my cars. I also drive very safely and
have been through several safe driving courses.

At the age of 68 1/2 years old this has never been an issue whether I had automatic
door locks or not. If at this point in my life I should be killed over a door that does not
automatically lock then I can think of a lot of other ways to die that would be a lot less desirable to me.

I think the worst thing about it though is giving up yet another of my rights. I feel like
I am able to make my own decisions about things like that.

OkieScot
 

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OkieScot said:
I have an old friend with a Ford that has this feature and she could not get in and out of my truck so we used her car. First off I hate the sound of all of the doors locking. It
is just one more thing that can go wrong with your vehicle.

It also is a burr under my saddle to just drive down the street to pick someone up and have to unlock the doors again. I guess if I were in the habit of locking my doors all of the time this would not be such a problem except the constant wear on the locks.

I do not lock my doors except when I am going to leave my truck or if I am in an area that I deem to be unsafe. I am not sure what you mean by safety as I had a 1962 Triumph TR-4 that got rear ended by a semi. It put the back bumper in the jump seat area. The doors were not locked, but the latches did not release. The doors were
both wiped out with the outer skin bent at a 90 degree angle, but the door latches did not release.

There is also the matter of expense. That feature makes the door locking mechanism more expensive I am sure.
I do generally lock my doors when I am on the highway at high speeds, not that I am
convinced that it will make that much difference. It is mostly to appease my wife.
She likes the doors locked all of the time. She worries more about this than I do and
probably rightly so.

I am very safety conscious, I always use my seat belts and have even back in the days I had to go buy them and install them in my cars. I also drive very safely and
have been through several safe driving courses.

At the age of 68 1/2 years old this has never been an issue whether I had automatic
door locks or not. If at this point in my life I should be killed over a door that does not
automatically lock then I can think of a lot of other ways to die that would be a lot less desirable to me.

I think the worst thing about it though is giving up yet another of my rights. I feel like
I am able to make my own decisions about things like that.

OkieScot
And I feel like features like this, particularly pertaining to safety, that probably only cost the manufacturers a few dollars should be standard with a simple on/off switch such as the automatic headlamp so everyone has the choice of whether do use it or not!
 

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OkieScot said:
I am not sure what you mean by safety as I had a 1962 Triumph TR-4 that got rear ended by a semi. It put the back bumper in the jump seat area. The doors were not locked, but the latches did not release. The doors were
both wiped out with the outer skin bent at a 90 degree angle, but the door latches did not release.
OkieScot
one of the possible saftey issues could be a car jacking deterant and perhaps a preventative measure for when young kids are in the back seat and feel the urge to play with the door. although, in most cars there is a child lock feature that only lets the door open from the outside. i seriously doubt that a door being locked is going to prevent it from flying open in a crash.
 
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