The auto lock feature on Ford vehicles can be both a blessing and a curse. Though they provide you the added safety of locking your doors as you travel down the road, you may not always realize the doors are locked when you exit the vehicle and could accidentally lock yourself out of the car. Disabling the auto lock feature can save you from having to call a locksmith.
Get into the car and close all the doors. Insert your key into the ignition, but leave it in the off position. Make sure the perimeter alarm is disabled before you attempt to disable the auto locks, because the perimeter lock could interfere with the process.
Turn the key to the on position and press the power door lock button three times in a row. Turn off the ignition switch and press the power door lock button three times.