I think the option is for auto-unlocking only. I dont' think there is an option to keep them from auto-locking. That is the first thing I tried when I got my car.While "On" and in "Park", hold down the TRIP button. You'll find a variety of parameters that can be changed by working through the various menus with the TRIP and RESET buttons. On the 2011's there's an option to turn off auto-locking completely. Maybe that's not available on the 2012's? I thought it was present on a 2012 LX that I rented a few months ago.