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Lock yourself out with keyless entry and autolock


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#1 OFFLINE   acck

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 05:33 PM

So with the keyless entry key fob, it's easy to leave the fob in a bag in the car and then lock yourself out by touching the door handle autolock feature.

 

Has anyone done that?

 

What do you do when that happens?









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#2 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 07:04 PM

Nope that doesn't happen.  You have to work really hard to lock the FOB inside the car.  Several wrapped layers of tin foil around it and then placing inside a tin can are the best methods to block its signal for folks who want to keep the actual metal key but otherwise leave the FOB inside the car (swimmers, surfers, etc).  The car will not allow the door to lock if a FOB with an unblocked signal is inside.


Edited by fotomoto, 25 October 2015 - 07:07 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   x10guy

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 08:47 PM

The same reason you can lock the car is the same reason you can unlock it. Just touch the inside car handle to unlock it.

#4 OFFLINE   drdiesel1

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 12:27 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHA!  Yep, grab the handle and wahla......... Unlocked :thumbsup:


Edited by drdiesel1, 26 October 2015 - 12:27 AM.


#5 OFFLINE   edweird

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 09:48 AM

If I somehow managed to get my car locked with the key fob inside and wasn't able to open it using the handle, my options would be:

 

Take phone out of pocket and use MFM app to unlock car. (assuming it wasn't also left int he car)

 

Log into a computer or borrow someone's phone, and use the MFM web site to unlock car.

 

Go home and get the second FOB.



#6 OFFLINE   tr7driver

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:13 AM

This is a pretty cool feature.  We were driving  home from Park City and somewhere in Nebraska my wife realized she didn't have her key fob.  When we couldn't lock the car when we stopped for the night, we knew the fob was in the car and didn't worry about needing to replace it when we got home. 



#7 OFFLINE   drdiesel1

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 12:13 PM

But anyone could have driven away with your car. ^^^^^^^^^



#8 OFFLINE   acck

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 07:00 AM

Thanks guys that's good to know.



#9 OFFLINE   Babirusa

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 09:39 AM

I managed to lock myself out of Maxie, with the car running. I used MFM to remote start. Tossed my purse inside (with Fob and phone) and loaded purchases in the back. I wondered why I was hearing a horn beep every 10 seconds or so. Just as I closed the hatch it dawned on me what was going on, as the horn beeped again. Car was locked and running (on electric). Used someone else's phone to try and unlock the car, but MFM said it was unable to unlock it. When AAA got in, they were impressed with my AC. It was over 100 degrees outside, which is why I did the remote start. At least the ice cream didn't melt.
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