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SWBuckeye

Push button locks on handles - mistake???

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Door handles are chrome and the front doors have the push buttons but the rear doors do not (High Country trim). Is this based on a certain sub-package or could this have been a mistake at the factory?  If this was a mistake, how would I go about getting it corrected.....go the dealer route?  

 

 

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I have a 2020 GMC sierra SLT and have the chrome handles with lock and unlock buttons on all 4 doors. 

Edited by Greyhound6.2

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No not a mistake. Apparently GM decided to do away with them. My 20 SLT has them but, it was made in August of 19 so I'm betting they were left over from 19 production. People have been asking the same question as you lately so it looks like only the front handles have the button now.

 

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Yep! I was at my local GMC/Buick dealer getting oil this afternoon and looked at all their SLTs in stock. Just like yours. Chevy dealer next door didn't have any LTZ or HC in stock to compare to.....just seems odd to me?

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No mistake, they just ditched the rear buttons on Chevy for 2020. My 19 has them.

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GM doubles down on stupid so often now that eventually it's going affect sales.  My 2019 LTZ has buttons on all four doors and the rear buttons get used all the time.  That new F-150 with the 12 inch infotainment screen in the center stack is looking better and better.  If only it had something like the 6.2L.

 

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I use the back door buttons more than the front since I'm always putting my backpack or groceries in the back.

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Little things like that save them money to put it on something else in the truck or help keep price down. I also like the handle buttons on the rear doors and use them often, but to say something like that not being there would keep me from buying the truck is not true. Just like them doing away with the adjustable pedals with new body style. I liked it, but I really do not miss it at all. As far has the door handle button, it really is not that hard to press the button on the key fob to unlock the doors.

 

I could care less about all the gadgets myself. I can't stand the big infotainment screens, that just keep getting bigger and bigger. I buy a vehicle to get me to and from a place. I know the newer generation lives for this stuff, but it is just useless junk to me. This is one reason that I love the GM trucks interior over the RAM or Ford. The less clutter in and around my dash, the better. If I wanted an Ipad in my truck I would bring it with me. I would rather have the money spent on things that are useful, like the rear door buttons spoken about here, or even more money spent on engine/transmission combos. Those things are a lot more useful than a bunch of tech gadgets that just take your attention off the road. We really need more stuff for people to pay attention to along with their phones while they are driving. 

 

I'm sure GM will have a bigger screen soon in their trucks, but if there is a way for me to not have it, I will not. But, I do like the rear door handle button. Sorry for the rant!

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11 hours ago, 2016 Sierra Owner said:

No not a mistake. Apparently GM decided to do away with them. My 20 SLT has them but, it was made in August of 19 so I'm betting they were left over from 19 production. People have been asking the same question as you lately so it looks like only the front handles have the button now.

 

GMCs still have them for 2020, the deletion of the rear door buttons was only on the Silverado. 

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1 hour ago, winks79 said:

I could care less about all the gadgets myself.

ditto. My center console screen serves only 2 purposes for me: To see what terrestrial radio station is on, and to see the backup camera. That camera is the only useful technology my current truck has that my 1998 did not. I've never used push button unlock door handles, don't need them.

 

Every other bit of fancy tech is obsolete after a couple years and I want a truck to last a decade. My phone gets replaced every 2 years, I'm not relying on GM to put a tablet in my truck.

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3 hours ago, UGADawgs said:

I use the back door buttons more than the front since I'm always putting my backpack or groceries in the back.

Well, I'm finding I am constantly doing the same thing....but I don't have these buttons!! I keep more "stuff" in the back and it is so much easier to open the rear door VS putting it in the passenger seat....partly due to some shoulder/joint issues.  I've become pretty reliant on the proximity feature now....it's just a nice feature that I've come to like/appreciate. Just hate having to reach for the front door........guess I could go back to the remote....just get too used to it now.

 

The other thing that drives me nuts (which is why I'd like the rear door buttons....kind of a cause and affect issue here)....... I can't extend the time lapse until the doors lock on their own. If I want to get something out of the passenger side, like groceries, etc. I have to kind of hurry around the truck to the passenger side before the doors lock again. It is petty but those locks and pwr steps are only going to cycle so many times and they'll wear out. Just a frustration that I'd love to lodge w/ GM.

 

GM needs to send out a 6 to 9 month owner evaluation for feedback.  Guess they read these forums for that??

Edited by SWBuckeye

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1 hour ago, winks79 said:

Little things like that save them money to put it on something else in the truck or help keep price down. I also like the handle buttons on the rear doors and use them often, but to say something like that not being there would keep me from buying the truck is not true. Just like them doing away with the adjustable pedals with new body style. I liked it, but I really do not miss it at all. As far has the door handle button, it really is not that hard to press the button on the key fob to unlock the doors.

 

I could care less about all the gadgets myself. I can't stand the big infotainment screens, that just keep getting bigger and bigger. I buy a vehicle to get me to and from a place. I know the newer generation lives for this stuff, but it is just useless junk to me. This is one reason that I love the GM trucks interior over the RAM or Ford. The less clutter in and around my dash, the better. If I wanted an Ipad in my truck I would bring it with me. I would rather have the money spent on things that are useful, like the rear door buttons spoken about here, or even more money spent on engine/transmission combos. Those things are a lot more useful than a bunch of tech gadgets that just take your attention off the road. We really need more stuff for people to pay attention to along with their phones while they are driving. 

 

I'm sure GM will have a bigger screen soon in their trucks, but if there is a way for me to not have it, I will not. But, I do like the rear door handle button. Sorry for the rant!

No worries on the rant.....I think it is fair to say we all have them. Just like it is as to why we like our trucks the way we do and for how we use them.

 

At first, I wasn't keen on the smaller display on the dash of these new trucks, BUT, now that I've had it. It is just fine as it is. It does what I need it to do....like you said.

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So, anyone happen to know if the wiring harness is present in the door for this option?

 

I've not taken the door apart yet but thought I'd ask to see if anyone knew.

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I have seen this complaint a few times and don't understand it, and I have first hand experience as my Fiance's Rav4 does the same thing where only the front doors unlock the vehicle with the proximity key. All we have to do is reach out a few feet to grab the front door handle to unlock the entire vehicle, not a big deal. As vehicles do more things people get entitled and there could easily be other reasons for it like reducing accidental activation of the locks. For example it eliminates two doors that can be accidentally unlocked by leaning or rubbing against it. I know with the Rav4 if I have the key in my pocked while washing the car when cleaning the handles the doors can lock/unlock. My brothers Altima has the unlock only on the front doors and he just touches the front door then puts my nephew in the back, easy peasy. 

 

Tyler

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3 hours ago, winks79 said:

I could care less about all the gadgets myself. I can't stand the big infotainment screens, that just keep getting bigger and bigger. I buy a vehicle to get me to and from a place. I know the newer generation lives for this stuff, but it is just useless junk to me. This is one reason that I love the GM trucks interior over the RAM or Ford. The less clutter in and around my dash, the better. If I wanted an Ipad in my truck I would bring it with me. I would rather have the money spent on things that are useful, like the rear door buttons spoken about here, or even more money spent on engine/transmission combos. Those things are a lot more useful than a bunch of tech gadgets that just take your attention off the road. We really need more stuff for people to pay attention to along with their phones while they are driving. 

 

I'm sure GM will have a bigger screen soon in their trucks, but if there is a way for me to not have it, I will not. But, I do like the rear door handle button. Sorry for the rant!

I've been retired for years and I love the new technology, so it's not just for the younger generation.  I wish GM would install a 12 inch infotainment screen in their center stack, like Ford is.  I can't imagine ever owning a vehicle without one, and the bigger, the better.

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