2009 Cadillac DTS Owners Manual PDF | Page 86

Doors and Locks
Door Locks
{ CAUTION:
Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
? Passengers, especially children, can easily
open the doors and fall out of a moving
vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle
will not open it. The chance of being thrown
out of the vehicle in a crash is increased if
the doors are not locked. So, all passengers
should wear safety belts properly and the
doors should be locked whenever the vehicle
is driven.
? Young children who get into unlocked vehicles
may be unable to get out. A child can be
overcome by extreme heat and can suffer
permanent injuries or even death from heat
stroke. Always lock the vehicle whenever
leaving it.
CAUTION: (Continued)
CAUTION: (Continued)
?
Outsiders can easily enter through an
unlocked door when you slow down or stop
your vehicle. Locking your doors can help
prevent this from happening.
There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle.
Because the vehicle has the theft-deterrent system,
you must unlock the doors with the key or
RKE transmitter to avoid setting off the alarm.
From the outside, use either the key or the
RKE transmitter.
From the inside, use the power door lock switches or
manual lock knobs. The manual lock knobs are located
at the top of the door panel near the window.
Push the manual lock knob down to lock the door.
To unlock the door, pull up on the knob.
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Summary of Content

Doors and LocksDoor Locks{ CAUTION:Unlocked doors can be dangerous. Passengers, especially children, can easilyopen the doors and fall out of a movingvehicle. When a door is locked, the handlewill not open it. The chance of being thrownout of the vehicle in a crash is increased ifthe doors are not locked. So, all passengersshould wear safety belts properly and thedoors should be locked whenever the vehicleis driven. Young children who get into unlocked vehiclesmay be unable to get out. A child can beovercome by extreme heat and can sufferpermanent injuries or even death from heatstroke. Always lock the vehicle wheneverleaving it.CAUTION: (Continued)CAUTION: (Continued)Outsiders can easily enter through anunlocked door when you slow down or stopyour vehicle. Locking your doors can helpprevent this from happening.There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle.Because the vehicle has the theft-deterrent system,you must unlock the doors with the key orRKE transmitter to avoid setting off the alarm.From the outside, use either the key or theRKE transmitter.From the inside, use the power door lock switches ormanual lock knobs. The manual lock knobs are locatedat the top of the door panel near the window.Push the manual lock knob down to lock the door.To unlock the door, pull up on the knob.2-10