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Central locking problem:- doors locking itself whilst driving and in stationary postion Leak somewhere from coolant system topping up every week no obvious sign of water on pipes or radiator any suggestions please

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  • mortotte Oct 31, 2008

    Same problem on my focus 2001. Doors may lock randomly when temperature is below 5 deg.Celsius. Driving or standing still does not make any difference. The car has even locked all doors, while engine was running, and I was outside scraping ice of the frontwindow.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same problem!! The doors just lock whenever they want. I came out of the store the other day, and all the doors were locked with the key in there. The car can be turned off, idling or driving down the road....they just lock whenever they want.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    whilst driving and in stationary postion, this does not make sense?


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The central locking system is controlled by the ecu, simply a common fault, disconnect the passenger door terminal to the lock and see what happens if the other doors lock normally then this confirms that there could be a fault in the wiring loom or relay if the doors unlock after locking then its a ecu problem. See an auto electrician
Regarding the water consunption what colour is the oil hope its not cream, radiator cap may need replacing as it could be blowing the water out, if the reseviour bottle is always full then this confirms it..Hope this helps you out

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I don't know about the doors locking when the car is stationary, but many cars with central locking systems automatically lock when the car reaches a certain speed: normally somewhere between 10 and 15 mph.

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