How to Lock and Unlock the Child Safety Lock in Your Car

The child safety lock in your car can keep your pets and kids safe while you drive. It will prevent passengers from being able to open the door from the interior even if the door is lock or unlocked. This can prevent accidents from happening in case the door handle is unlocked and pulled open accidentally. This video and article lays out how to lock and unlock the child safety lock on most vehicles.

How to Check the Child Safety Lock in Your Car

Steps to turn you car’s child safety lock on and off

  1. Open the Door from the Outside

    If the child safety door lock is engaged, you won’t be able to open the door from the inside with the lock on or off.

  2. Look along the Door for the Switch

    On many cars, you’ll find the switch for the child lock on the rear doors. With the door open, look along the door for a switch. It will be on the inside of the door on a section that’s not visible when the door is closed.

  3. Move the Lever to Engage the Switch

    Move the lock’s lever to engage the switch. You may have to use your vehicle’s key. Each door will have its own lock, and the passenger door may not have one.

    If you do not find a lock on the rear doors, your car might have an electronic system. This can be accessed from the dash or steering wheel. Check your owner’s manual for more information.

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