2024 Dodge Hornet Doors Locks and Alarm System Guide

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2024 Dodge Hornet Doors Locks and Alarm System Owner’s Manual

Advanced door locks and an integrated alarm system make the 2024 Dodge Hornet safer and more convenient. Keyless entry, remote start, and theft deterrent technologies give you peace of mind.

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Dodge VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED Guide

The Vehicle Security system monitors the vehicle doors, hood, liftgate, and the Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ Ignition for unauthorized operation. It also monitors movement inside the passenger compartment (volumetric protection — if equipped), cutting off battery cables, and unexpected lifting/tilting of the vehicle (anti-lift protection —if equipped).
If something triggers the system, the Vehicle Security system will provide the following audible and visible signals:

  • The horn will pulse
  • The turn signals will flash

NOTE:

  • The Vehicle Security system is activated by the Engine Immobilizer system, which is automatically activated when you get out of the vehicle with the key fob and lock the doors.
  • The Vehicle Security system is factory-adjusted to standards from different countries.
  • The Vehicle Security system is a complementary security system developed to hinder the occurrence of vehicle theft and prevent vandalism. It does not prevent the theft of your vehicle; the system is a deterrent.

TO ARM THE SYSTEM

Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security system:

  1. Make sure the vehicle’s ignition is placed in the OFF position.
    1. For vehicles equipped with Keyless Entry, make sure the vehicle’s keyless ignition system is OFF.
  2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the vehicle:
    1. Push the lock button on the interior power door lock switch with the driver and/or passenger door open.
    2. Push the lock button on the exterior Passive Entry door handle with a valid key fob available in the same exterior zone page 41.
    3. Push the lock button on the key fob.
  3. If any doors (or liftgate) are open, close them.

When the Vehicle Security system is armed (except on some versions for specific markets), the system will emit an acoustic warning and a warning light (located next to the interior door handle) will flash until it is disarmed.

NOTE:

  • If there is a fault with the system, the system will emit an acoustic signal a second time.
  • If this occurs, wait about 4 seconds and switch off the Vehicle Security system following this procedure:
    • Press the unlock button on the key fob.
    • Check that the doors, hood, and liftgate are closed, and then reactivate the system by pressing the lock button.
  • If the alarm emits a sound even when the doors, hood, and liftgate are closed, there is a fault with the system. Contact an authorized dealer for assistance.
  • The vehicle doors can be locked without arming the Vehicle Security system by using the emergency key in the exterior door lock cylinder.

TO DISARM THE SYSTEM

The Vehicle Security system can be disarmed using any of the following methods:

  • Push the unlock button on the key fob.
  • Grab the Passive Entry door handle to unlock the door on page 41.
  • Cycle the ignition out of the OFF position to disarm the system.

NOTE:

  • The driver’s door key cylinder and liftgate button on the key fob cannot arm or disarm the Vehicle Security system. Use of the door key cylinder when the system is armed will sound the alarm when the door is opened.
  • If the door is unlocked using the emergency key in the driver’s door key cylinder when the alarm is active, the alarm will not deactivate and will sound. The alarm can then be disarmed by placing the ignition in the ON/RUN position or pushing the unlock button in the key fob.

The Vehicle Security system is designed to protect your vehicle. However, you can create conditions where the system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the Vehicle Security system will arm regardless of whether
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle and open the door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security system.
If the Vehicle Security system is armed and the battery becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security system will remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the exterior lights will flash, and the horn will sound. If this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security system.

NOTE:
The alarm does not turn off when the doors are unlocked by inserting the blade of the emergency key (found inside the key fob) into the door handle lock cylinder.

Disabling The System
To completely disable the system (e.g. during a lengthy period of car inactivity), close the doors by turning the emergency key in the door lock.

NOTE:
If the key fob batteries become depleted, or the system fails, the system can be switched off by cycling the ignition out of the OFF position. Manually open the doors by inserting the emergency key into the door lock cylinder, and then place the key fob in the cupholder.

VOLUMETRIC/ANTI-LIFT PROTECTION — IF EQUIPPED

To ensure the correct operation of the Volumetric/Anti-Lift Protection system, completely close the side windows and sunroof (if equipped).
To disable the function, push the Volumetric/Anti-Lift Protection button before deactivating the alarm.
When the function is disabled, the light on the Volumetric/Anti-Lift Protection button flashes for several seconds.2024 Dodge Hornet VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM 1
Any disabling of the Volumetric/Anti-Lift Protection must be repeated each time the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
SECURITY SYSTEM MANUAL OVERRIDE
The Vehicle Security system will not arm if you lock the doors using the manual door lock.

DOORS

MANUAL DOOR LOCKS
The front doors can be manually unlocked by pulling the inside door handle. The driver’s door can also be manually locked/unlocked by inserting the emergency key into the lock cylinder on the outside door handle.
The rear doors can be manually unlocked with a double pull of the inside door handle.2024 Dodge Hornet MANUAL DOOR LOCKS 2
All doors except the driver’s door can be manually locked by inserting the emergency key into the emer-gency lock and turning the key clockwise for the right door locks or counterclockwise for the left door locks. The emergency lock lever is located on the door latch face of each door.2024 Dodge Hornet MANUAL DOOR LOCKS 3

NOTE:

  • Manually locking the vehicle will not arm the Vehicle Security system.
  • The manual door locks will not lock or unlock the liftgate.

WARNING!

  • For personal security and safety in the event of a collision, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as well as when you park and exit the vehicle.
  • When exiting the vehicle, always remove the key fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.
    If equipped with a Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ Ignition, always make sure the keyless ignition is in the OFF position, remove the key fob from the vehicle and lock the vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries or death.
  • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for several reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear selector.
  • Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible to children. Do not leave the Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ Ignition in the ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, and other controls, or move the vehicle.

POWER DOOR LOCKS

The power door lock switches are located on each front door panel. Push the switch to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate.2024 Dodge Hornet POWER DOOR LOCKS 4
If you push the power door lock switch while the ignition is in the ON/RUN position, and any door or the liftgate is open, the power locks will not operate. This prevents you from accidentally locking the key fob in the vehicle. Placing the ignition in the OFF position or closing the doors and liftgate will allow the locks to operate.

KEYLESS ENTER ‘N GO™ — PASSIVE ENTRY
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry system and a feature of Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ — Passive Entry. This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) with-out having to push the key fob lock or unlock buttons.

NOTE

  • Passive Entry may be programmed on/off through Uconnect Settings page 145.
  • The key fob may not detect the Passive Entry system if it is located next to a mobile phone, laptop or other electronic device; these devices may block the key fob’s wireless signal and prevent the Passive Entry system from locking and unlocking the vehicle.
  • If wearing gloves, if it has been raining/snowing, or there is salt/dirt covering the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
  • The doors may unlock when water is sprayed on the Passive Entry door handles if the key fob is located outside of the vehicle within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the handle.
  • If the vehicle is unlocked by Passive Entry and no door is opened within 60 seconds, the vehicle will relock and, will arm the Vehicle Security system (if equipped).

To Unlock From The Driver’s Side Or Passenger’s Side
With a valid Passive Entry key fob within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either front door handle, grab the door handle to unlock the door automatically.2024 Dodge Hornet POWER DOOR LOCKS 5

  • Either the driver door only or all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front driver’s door handle, depending on the selected setting in the Uconnect system page 145.
  • All doors and the liftgate will unlock when the front passenger door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door unlock preference setting.

Frequency Operated Button Integrated Key (FOBIK-Safe)
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a Passive Entry key fob inside your vehicle, the Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch is in the OFF position.
Three situations trigger a FOBIK-Safe search in any Passive Entry vehicle:

  • A lock request is made by a valid Passive Entry key fob while a door is open.
  • A lock request is made by the Passive Entry door handle while a door is open.
  • A lock request is made by the door panel switch while the door is open.

When any of these situations occur, after all open doors are shut, the FOBIK-Safe search will be executed. If it detects a Passive Entry key fob inside the vehicle and it does not detect any Passive Entry key fobs outside the vehicle, then the vehicle will unlock and alert the customer.

NOTE:
The vehicle will only unlock the doors when a valid Passive Entry key fob is detected inside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock the doors when any of the following conditions are true:

  • The doors are manually locked using the door lock knobs.
  • Three attempts are made to lock the doors using the door panel switch and then the doors are closed.
  • There is a valid Passive Entry key fob outside the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive Entry door handle.

To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors And Liftgate
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry key fobs within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the either front door handle, push the Passive Entry lock button located on the outside door handle to lock the vehicle doors and liftgate.2024 Dodge Hornet POWER DOOR LOCKS 6

NOTE:
DO NOT grab the door handle when pushing the door handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).2024 Dodge Hornet POWER DOOR LOCKS 7

NOTE:

  • After pushing the door handle button, you must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by pulling the door handle without the vehicle unlocking.
  • If Passive Entry is disabled using the Uconnect set-tings, the key fob protection described in “Frequency Operated Button Integrated Key (FOBIK-Safe)” remains active/functional.
  • The Passive Entry system will not operate if the key fob battery is depleted.

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To Unlock/Enter The Liftgate
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry key fobs close to the liftgate, push the electronic liftgate release button to open the liftgate.2024 Dodge Hornet POWER DOOR LOCKS 8

  1. Passive Entry Button
  2. Electronic Liftgate Release Button

NOTE:

  • If the key fob is inadvertently forgotten inside of the cargo area, and an attempt is made to close it from outside, the liftgate will not lock. With the doors locked, the liftgate unlocked, and the key fob detected inside the vehicle, the liftgate will unlock again and the lights flash twice.
  • Before driving, make sure the liftgate is closed correctly.

To Lock The Liftgate
With a valid Passive Entry key fob within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the liftgate, push the Passive Entry lock button located on the outside liftgate door handle.

NOTE:
The liftgate Passive Entry lock button will lock all doors and the liftgate page 272.

AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS — IF EQUIPPED
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h). The auto door lock feature is enabled or disabled within the Uconnect system page 145.

AUTOMATIC UNLOCK DOORS ON EXIT
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with power door locks if:

  1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled.
  2. All doors are closed.
  3. The gear selector was not in PARK, then is placed in PARK.
  4. Any door is opened.

DEADLOCK DEVICE — IF EQUIPPED
The Dead Lock Device is a safety device that prevents the use of the internal door handles of the vehicle and the power door lock switch. This device prevents the doors from opening within the passenger compartment. The device works on all doors.

Arming The Device

  • The device is armed after two pushes of the lock button on the key fob
  • For vehicles equipped with Passive Entry, the device will also work by pushing the lock button on the driver’s or passenger’s side exterior door handle
  • If equipped, an LED indicator light will illuminate on the driver-side door panel.

The arming of the device is indicated by three flashes of the turn signals.

NOTE:
The device does not operate if one or more doors are not properly closed.

Disarming The Device

  • The device will automatically disarm by pushing the unlock button on the key fob
  • By placing the ignition in the ON/RUN position
  • For vehicles equipped with Passive Entry, the device will also disarm by using the driver’s or passenger’s Passive Entry door handle to unlock and open the door

CHILD-PROTECTION DOOR LOCK SYSTEM — REAR DOORS
To provide a safer environment for small children riding in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a Child-Protection Door Lock system.
To use the system, open each rear door, use a flat-blade screwdriver (or emergency key) and rotate the dial to the lock or unlock position. When the system on a door is engaged, that door can only be opened by using the outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the unlocked position.2024 Dodge Hornet POWER DOOR LOCKS 9

NOTE:

  • When the Child-Protection Door Lock system is engaged, the door can be opened only by using the outside door handle even though the inside door lock is in the unlocked position.
  • After disengaging the Child-Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position.
  • After engaging the Child-Protection Door Lock sys-tem, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position.
  • For an emergency exit with the system engaged, rotate the door lock button until the lock indicator is hidden (unlocked position), lower the window, and open the door with the outside door handle.

WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the Child-Protection locks are engaged (locked).

NOTE:
Always use this device when carrying children. After engaging the child lock on both rear doors, check for effective engagement by trying to open a door with the internal handle. Once the Child-Protection Door Lock system is engaged, it is impossible to open the doors from inside the vehicle. Before getting out of the vehicle, be sure to check that there is no one left inside.

FAQs

How does the keyless entry system work in the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The keyless entry system allows you to lock and unlock the doors without using a physical key. Simply have the key fob in your pocket or bag, and use the touch-sensitive areas on the door handles to lock or unlock the vehicle.

What is the function of the alarm system in the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The alarm system in the 2024 Dodge Hornet is designed to deter theft and unauthorized entry by sounding an alarm when a potential security breach is detected.

What should I do if the alarm system in my 2024 Dodge Hornet is triggered accidentally?

If the alarm is triggered accidentally, you can disarm it by pressing the unlock button on your key fob or using the correct key in the driver’s door lock.

Can the door locks and alarm system in the 2024 Dodge Hornet be customized?

Certain settings for the door locks and alarm system can be customized through the vehicle’s infotainment system.

What happens if the key fob battery dies in the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

If the key fob battery dies, you can use the physical key hidden inside the fob to unlock the driver’s door and start the vehicle.

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