Arming the alarm
Lock and arm the car alarm as follows:
- press the remote control key's lock button
- touch the marked surface on the outside of the door handles or the tailgate's rubberised pressure plate.
Only applies to a car with keyless locking and unlocking* (Passive Entry).
If the car is equipped with both keyless locking/unlocking* and a power-operated tailgate*, the button on the underside of the tailgate can also be used to lock the car and arm the car alarm.
A red LED on the instrument panel flashes once every two seconds when the car is locked and the alarm is armed.
Deactivate the alarm
Unlock and disarm the car alarm as follows:
- press the remote control key's unlock button
- grip one of the door handles or press on the tailgate's rubberised pressure plate
Only applies to a car with keyless locking and unlocking* (Passive Entry)..
Deactivate the alarm without a functioning remote control key
The car can be unlocked and disarmed even if the remote control key does not work, e.g. if the remote control key's battery is dead.
Open the driver's door with the detachable key blade.
The alarm is triggered.
The backup reader's location in the cup holder.
Place the remote control key on the key symbol in the backup reader in the tunnel console's cup holder.
Turn the start knob clockwise and release it.
The alarm is deactivated.
Switching off a triggered alarm
Press the remote control key's unlock button or set the car in ignition position I by turning the start knob clockwise and then releasing.
- Remember that the alarm is activated when the car is locked.
- If any of the doors are opened from the inside then the alarm is triggered.
Automatic arming and rearming of the alarm
Automatic rearming of the alarm prevents the car being left with the alarm disarmed unintentionally.
If the car is unlocked with the remote control key (which disarms the alarm) but none of the doors or the tailgate is opened within two minutes, then the alarm is automatically re-armed. The car is relocked at the same time.
In certain markets, the alarm is armed automatically after a certain delay after the driver's door has been opened and closed without being locked.
To change this setting:
Tap on Settings in the centre display's top view.
Select Passive Arming Deactivation to deactivate the function temporarily.