On our 1500 mile return from picking up our new (to us) 2007 Rover, something was baffling us. As you know, when you start to drive, the locks automatically lock, great. But, when we come to a stop, we pull the door handle once to unlock the door, and the second pull opens it. That's odd, but something we can live with. But what is completely baffling us, is that once we exit the vehicle, we find that neither of the rear doors are unlocked. Which means we either need to depress the button on the key, or hop back in the truck, and hit the central unlock button. Now, I've owned a lot of cars, and never have I owned one that operated like this. I assumed this had to be a setting somewhere, so I consulted my owner's manual, but it doesn't really address that issue. So, I came on here and searched, because I can't be the only one dumbfounded by the logic. I couldn't find anything with my search.
So, if this isn't a setting and it's working as designed, that means if I have a child in the back, my procedure to get myself and my child out of the truck would be:
1. Turn off ignition
2. Pull door handle once to unlock
3. Pull handle a second time to open driver's door
4. Pull on rear door and remember that the truck doesn't unlock when driver's door is unlocked
5. Cuss and mumble under my breath
6. (a) Open driver's door, hop back in the truck, and hit central unlock button or (b) pull key out of my pocket and hit the unlock button 2 times
7. Remove child.
Or, I could just remember to hit the central unlock button every time I shut the truck off. Now, I know that is the easy thing to do, but after 22 years of driving, and never having to do that, it may take some time to become habit.
So, my ultimate question is, is there a way to set it up so when the driver's door is unlocked, that all doors unlock?