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I was curious if anyone has this issue with the central door lock. I would expect I should be able to lock the doors using the central door lock button when exiting the car after turning off the ignition. It doesn't lock. The unlock button works but the lock button does not. I'm not sure if this is by design or a mechanical problem. I've always been able to lock the door(s) with the lock button on all other cars. I know you cannot lock the doors if the key fob is in the car, but there is always a warning tone when that happens. If the fob is in my pocket or even far away from the car, say, in the house, the central lock button doesn't work. I can certainly use the door handle button(s) to lock and unlock the car but only if the key fob is present. If the fob is not with me there is no means to lock the car. Is this your experience as well?

My issue with the passenger seat is more an observation/aggravation to share. I am a caregiver to someone who has suffered a stroke. To make it easier to sit and position himself in the seat, I have a disk-shaped 3 in thick cushion for him. When he sits, in spite of his 180lbs, the seat does not sense that he is there so the "passenger airbag off" warning light illuminates. It doesn't matter how often he repositions himself to sit squarely in the seat. Also, if the seatbelt isn't worn (yea, bad idea) the seat belt warning light does not light and the warning beep does not sound. Without the cushion, everything works fine. So the answer is don't use the cushion (not as comfortable for him), or experiment with a smaller diameter cushion.
 

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I was curious if anyone has this issue with the central door lock. I would expect I should be able to lock the doors using the central door lock button when exiting the car after turning off the ignition. It doesn't lock. The unlock button works but the lock button does not. I'm not sure if this is by design or a mechanical problem. I've always been able to lock the door(s) with the lock button on all other cars. I know you cannot lock the doors if the key fob is in the car, but there is always a warning tone when that happens. If the fob is in my pocket or even far away from the car, say, in the house, the central lock button doesn't work. I can certainly use the door handle button(s) to lock and unlock the car but only if the key fob is present. If the fob is not with me there is no means to lock the car. Is this your experience as well?

My issue with the passenger seat is more an observation/aggravation to share. I am a caregiver to someone who has suffered a stroke. To make it easier to sit and position himself in the seat, I have a disk-shaped 3 in thick cushion for him. When he sits, in spite of his 180lbs, the seat does not sense that he is there so the "passenger airbag off" warning light illuminates. It doesn't matter how often he repositions himself to sit squarely in the seat. Also, if the seatbelt isn't worn (yea, bad idea) the seat belt warning light does not light and the warning beep does not sound. Without the cushion, everything works fine. So the answer is don't use the cushion (not as comfortable for him), or experiment with a smaller diameter cushion.
I asked my salesman about the fact that the central door lock doesn't work. I thought there was a problem with my car. But he said it's supposed to be that way. The only way to lock the doors is by pressing the door lock button on the outside of the door on the handle, with the key fob, or with the UVO app. I think it's weird but I guess we'll have to live with it. I can't comment on your questions about the passenger side seat.
 

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I asked my salesman about the fact that the central door lock doesn't work. I thought there was a problem with my car. But he said it's supposed to be that way. The only way to lock the doors is by pressing the door lock button on the outside of the door on the handle, with the key fob, or with the UVO app. I think it's weird but I guess we'll have to live with it. I can't comment on your questions about the passenger side seat.
Thanks so much for asking your salesman about the lock. It is strange that KIA designed it to operate this way.

Yea, the seat comments were me just venting frustration :)
Rick
 
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