Prius 2016 Gen 4 - Automatic doors lock, how to?

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  1. Vangelis

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    I'm the owner of a Prius 2016 Gen 4 (2017 facelift), Japan import.
    I've tried to apply the sequence of activating the automatic doors lock on gear shift but nothing happens. The option is not available through my info screen, so I have to follow the procedure of ignition Ready > keep lock button pressed for 5 seconds.
    I've tried that several times but nothing happens. Is there any case that my car doesn't have that option?
     
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    Didn't know that there was such an option!
     
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    It's not available in most countries - certainly not here, and quite a few members commented that it's not available there either. I think mainly American countries had it - but could be wrong.

    I don't think there were any comments by Japanese members - so not sure if it was available there.
     
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    Not available in the UK either, its a feature I really miss having had it on cars for years and years :(
     
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    I've never had it. But when I worked in a vulnerable high-security position, I loved how the FORD Focus and Fiesta, you could program the "UNLOCK" to only unlock the driver's door. PRIUS insists on unlocking all 5 doors!!! which which surprised (synonymous for annoyed) me, as FORD had it 13+ yrs ago.
     
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    Can you not set that option with Carista?
     
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    Nope - not even the TOYOTA guys could - I went back and grizzled to the salesman (who was their top PRIUS mechanic but had been injured) - he said no, it's not an available facility.
     
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    I was referring to posts like the one that appears first in Google search when you type 'Toyota Repair: How to Change the Door Lock Mode'

    Is there anyone tried those methods? I've tried it myself but nothing changed..
     
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    must be a gen 4 or outside us thing, all 3 of mine had had it.
     
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    i'm confused by the 'insert the ignition key' part

    it may not apply to prius
     
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    From what I've read, I think it's only USA models, definitely not on Australian cars.
     
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    For about 3000 Yen (or around 25-ish Euro) Amazon Japan has OBD dongles that lock the doors when you drive off.

    I was going to order one, the Mrs likes that feature, but I never got round to it.

    I searched a few EU sites for something similar but didn't see anything.

    I can't post a link because I am a new member, but I searched Amazon Japan for "Prius 50". There's loads of nice stuff on there.
     
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    I'm Canadian and mine is the 2019 Prius. When I shift out of park all the doors auto lock. When I was messing around with the settings I did notice it allowed me to select some other options (of which escapes me for now).
     
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