Toyota Fortuner: How to enable driver's door linked unlocking

Many people are facing the same issue/software bug. This method worked for us & now the locks work the way they did when we bought the SUV.

BHPian itsnotdeva recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

So, my dad and I found a way to do it, and it's actually given in the instruction manual itself. I've added a screenshot for everyone's reference.

The main part here is putting the car in "Ignition ON" mode while using the smart key, i.e., pressing the 'start-stop button' twice, without pressing the brake pedal. Once the car is in this mode and all doors are closed, within the next 20 seconds, press and hold the unlock button on the driver's door panel for approximately 5 seconds and then release. Once the process is complete, the doors lock and unlock for an instant. Now, your driver's door linked unlocking should be active. It worked for us and now the locks work the way they did when we bought the car.

The surprising part is that we have no clue how it even jumped out of this mode in the first place, and it's sad to see that there are so many people experiencing the same issue/software bug.

Here's the fix for it, and I hope it works for everyone.

Here's what BHPian gadadhar had to say about the matter:

Hope this did the trick for everyone. I am surprised how the mode got changed in the first place, I am 100% sure that I have not done the same procedure earlier to reset the mode.

It changed after a service in my BIL's Crysta, and the Toyota folks convinced him that it is the expected behavior and he was forced to use it in that mode for more than 1 year, we informed him a few days back and the same procedure worked.

Shame on Toyota folks for not having the correct information and not even bothering to check on it.

Here's what BHPian padmrajravi had to say about the matter:

Thank you for this. BTW, where do I get hold of this user manual? The Toyota connect app shows 'No content available' for me. Did you all get an actual owner's manual book with the Fortuner? I only got a user guide that does not have much information.

Here's what BHPian dean5545 had to say about the matter:

Thank you so much for the tip.

I activated it last morning on my 2016 Toyota Fortuner and it works like a charm!

Those unable to activate, maybe try pressing the brake pedal or having the doors unlocked before entering Ignition On mode. It's amazing to find a new feature 5 years after purchasing the car!

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