Hyundai Elantra: With central door lock switch (if equipped) - Operating door locks from inside the vehicle - Door locks - Features of your vehicle - Hyundai Elantra HD 2006–2010 Owners ManualHyundai Elantra: With central door lock switch (if equipped)

Driver’s door

Driver’s door

It is operated by depressing the door lock switch. If the “Lock” position is switched when any door is open, the door will remain locked when closed.

  • When pushing down on the front portion (1) of the switch, all vehicle doors will lock.
  • When pushing down on the rear portion (2) of the switch, all vehicle doors will unlock.
  • However, if the key is in the ignition switch and any front door is open, the doors will not lock when the front portion of central door lock switch is pressed.


  • The doors should always be fully closed and locked while the vehicle is in motion to prevent accidental opening of the door. Locked doors will also discourage potential intruders when the vehicle stops or slows.
  • Be careful when opening doors and watch for vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians approaching the vehicle in the path of the door. Opening a door when something is approaching can cause damage or injury.

WARNING - Unlocked vehicles WARNING - Unlocked vehicles

Leaving your vehicle unlocked can invite theft or possible harm to you or others from someone hiding in your vehicle while you are gone. Always remove the ignition key, engage the parking brake, close all windows and lock all doors when leaving your vehicle unattended.

WARNING - Unattended children WARNING - Unattended children

An enclosed vehicle can become extremely hot, causing death or severe injury to unattended children or animals who cannot escape the vehicle. Furthermore, children might operate features of the vehicle that could injure them, or they could encounter other harm, possibly from someone gaining entry to the vehicle. Never leave children or animals unattended in your vehicle.

    With the door lock button
    To unlock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the “Unlock” position. The red mark (2) on the button will be visible. To lock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the “Lock” ...

    Impact sensing door unlock system (if equipped)
    All doors will be automatically unlocked when the impact is delivered to impact sensors while the ignition switch ON. However, the doors may not be unlocked when there are some problems of mechani ...