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Is anyone else having problems locking their Ascent by the handle or is there a trick to it do you know? I can walk up to it and open it, but I can only occasionally get it to lock by the handle. I do have the fob in my pocket but either my Ascent has a glitch or it is me. I am leaning (and hoping) towards the latter! Thanks!
 

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Is anyone else having problems locking their Ascent by the handle or is there a trick to it do you know? I can walk up to it and open it, but I can only occasionally get it to lock by the handle. I do have the fob in my pocket but either my Ascent has a glitch or it is me. I am leaning (and hoping) towards the latter! Thanks!
Hi Juli616 !

Which part of the handle are you touching to lock the vehicle? You should be touching the 3 lines on the front/top of the handle. Take a look at your owner's manual if that's not clear.

The sensor to unlock the vehicle is on the inside of the handle when you grip it to open the door.
 

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My driver door handle lock seems to be getting worse. I know the sweet spot but it just doesnt work more than it does. I hold my thumb over the entire “slotted” area. Sometimes holding it there for a few seconds works. Sometimes I have to slide my thumb over it. Other times (more than not) Instand there like an idiot waiting for it to kick in, knowing darn well
It would have been easier at that point to just fish out my keys. Its the principle though. I think its busted. Will have to try the passenger side more often to compare.
 

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I use my entire palm.. or even the outside of my arm (if i'm carrying something) across the entire handle and hold for about a second. Seems to always respond.

Also, a few times my wife has left her bag in the car with her fob in it... touch lock won't respond in those cases. However, you CAN push the button on the fob that IS outside the car to lock it and you will need to use the actual fob button to unlock when you return. (again, this is only if you lock the fob in the car, which is clearly risky and not recommended)

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My driver door handle lock seems to be getting worse. I know the sweet spot but it just doesnt work more than it does. I hold my thumb over the entire “slotted” area. Sometimes holding it there for a few seconds works. Sometimes I have to slide my thumb over it. Other times (more than not) Instand there like an idiot waiting for it to kick in, knowing darn well
It would have been easier at that point to just fish out my keys. Its the principle though. I think its busted. Will have to try the passenger side more often to compare.
Mine are pretty sensitive. I usually give the three stripes a little knuckle bump and that works. I've even locked the car accidentally by just brushing up against the handle.

I don't know if this is the kind of thing that can get worse over time, but I could be wrong. I would imagine that it either works or doesn't. Could you be having RF interference of the key fob?
 
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