Re: Automatic Locking of Doors
> On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 04:46:35 -0500, "mettie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>My daughter over the weekend (which was freezing) started the car - got
>>out, shut the door and started to scrape ice off the car. The car
>>automatically locked, leaving her outside with no spare key!!! It did it
>>again this morning with the door open. is this a safety feature or is the
>>a problem with the central locking
> Turn off the *!Z#@*& auto-lock. The manual shows you the procedure; it
> involves turning the ignition on and off while hitting the lock/unlock
> buttons in a certain sequence. It was the very first thing I did when I
> got my new car home. I hate the autolock with a passion!
The autolock isn't supposed to operate until you reach a certain speed.
If it locked while standing still, then it was more than likely an
electronic malfunction that would have happened whether you had autolock
operational or not.
My Dodge did that last year in the same situation, and that doesn't
autolock until a higher speed than my Focus.
Like someone else suggested, the best thing is get a key copy made so
when it does happen, you can still get in.
I personally like the autolock, but not when I'm outside scraping ice
off the windshield on a cold day. I don't think disabling autolock will
prevent the situation, unless you disable the power locks completely.