Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon excepted, keyless entry has pretty much become an industry standard these days, but there’s one little-known GM accessory that offers the enhanced convenience of this feature without the need for a keyfob. It’s called the Keyless Entry Keypad, and it’s available on select Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles.
GM’s cross-town rival, Ford, is typically known for offering keyless entry keypads on its vehicles, but GM has one as well. However, the Keyless Entry Keypad GM accessory isn’t on too many buyers’ radars, so we decided to shed some light on it.
The Keyless Entry Keypad GM accessory essentially eliminates the need to use a key or keyfob to lock or unlock the door, adding convenience for owners. The system also permits owners to leave their keys locked in the car when not in use (though that’s not necessarily something we would recommend doing).
To be frank, it’s a bit of an old-school approach to keyless entry, but certainly should be helpful for those drivers who prefer using a keypad.
The Keyless Entry Keypad can be ordered with a vehicle, and is then installed by the dealer on the B-pillar of the driver’s-side door.
This GM accessory is available on the following 2020 model-year vehicles:
The Keyless Entry Keypad GM accessory runs around $125. It should also be noted that Keyless Entry Keypad should provide provisions for the keyless entry systems (like the keyfob), but we have yet to test how the two features work together.
We’ll have more details on this GM accessory at a later date, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more Buick news, Chevrolet news, GMC news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.