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Security System Arms with Tailgate Open? Why?

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#1 OFFLINE   bluepost22

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:18 PM

My 2013 Edge SE with stock security system will lock/arm with the tailgate open.

 

Is this a bug or feature?  Why would anybody want to do that?

 

Yesterday I accidentally left the tailgate open, locked the car with remote, and came back an hour later to find my golf clubs stolen.  

 

Yes, my fault, but got no help from the security system.

 

Anybody know the rationale?

 

 

 

 









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#2 OFFLINE   jmr061

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:01 PM

Test it...leave the gate open and lock it with the remote.  Does the horn sound twice and the lights fail to flash?



#3 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:22 PM

The horn should definitely sound.   If not, try it with a door open.



#4 OFFLINE   bluepost22

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:47 PM

I tried door open, liftgate open, open with a key while "armed", egress from inside while "armed", violently rocking the car while "armed", and nothing.

 

I can arm the system from inside the car and still use the key.  I can unlock the car with a key while armed with no warning.

 

In all cases I waited 20 seconds.

 

Pressing the red button on the remote does make the horn blare, however.

 

The turn signals flash when the system is armed.

 

I could swear I have set the alarm off in the past, but not now.  

 

The user's manual distinguishes between the SecureLock passive system and the Anti-Theft System.  Do I not have the Anti-Theft System?  Dealer's sticker is silent on the subject.

 

Thanks for the replies,

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Edited by bluepost22, 06 December 2017 - 03:49 PM.


#5 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

If you leave the door open and press the lock button - do the lights flash and the doors lock?  The lights should flash twice and the horn should sound once or twice.

 

Based on the order guide only the Limited and Sport have the perimeter alarm feature and only if you get the right option package.   Don't ask me why - sounds stupid to me.   Maybe the open door feedback is tied to the perimeter alarm function.



#6 OFFLINE   bluepost22

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:15 PM

If I "arm the system" with a door open lights flash but no horn.  Sounds like I have door locks and that's it.

 

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#7 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:35 PM

The anti theft alarm is a factory option, and it appears your car doesn't have it.
You can add on a Ford aftermarket alarm. Just plugs right in. Not exactly the same, but will work.

http://www.fordedgef...-factory-alarm/

#8 OFFLINE   bluepost22

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:41 PM

>If you leave the door open and press the lock button - do the lights flash and the doors lock?  The lights should flash twice and the horn should sound once or twice.

 

When I open the door the turn signals light up continuously.  When I lock the doors the turn signals do not flash, they turn off.  No horn.  

 

Looks like I better buy the aftermarket part mentioned above.  Thanks for the help, guys.

 

Have to run out now to the PGA Superstore.

 

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Edited by bluepost22, 06 December 2017 - 04:47 PM.


#9 OFFLINE   jmr061

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:29 PM

If the window sticker doesn't say perimeter alarm on it somewhere you don't have it.






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