Car: 2012 civic vti-l hatchback
Join Date: 3rd September 2017
Location: gold coast australia
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Honda is not the only culprit, in Australia, my 2016 LZ focus sport also came sans auto locking I approached the dealer hoping it would be simple enough to get enabled, however dealer told me it wasn't a feature of any focus model in Aus, even though it is clearly mentioned in the owners handbook, had to resort to laptop, modified elm327 adaptor and software to enable "autolocking at speed".
Anyway the long and the short of it is I am betting autolocking is present as an option in the Hondas BCM, it has, just like the focus, been disabled by the factory.
I would also like this feature in our 9thgen euro Honda vti-l but I know of no software out there able to access and modify Honda ecu's parameters as easily as the focus.
There is, imho, no plausible reason why this "anti-hijacking" option is disabled by certain auto makers, it is my understanding that if the vehicle detects an impact severe enough to trigger an airbag it automatically unlocks the doors anyway