Doors locked can't get out

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    Doors locked can't get out

    Remove key from ignition
    press lock on key fob
    you will find you can not open any of the doors from the inside

    Emergency situation, car on fire, it is dark, you stop, teenager in the back holding baby: you exit, close front door, hit the lock button instead of the unlock button, then drop the key fob while fumbling for the unlock button...

    teenager & baby will be barbecued unless you can find the keys....the teenager can't open the door

    Is there anyway we can disable this 'car feature'???

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    Intermediate Soul ma_ttcald's Avatar
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    Are you for real? Never had this problem.
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    Hey Newbie...there is a warranty on that car you know...

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    Intermediate Soul Greg's Avatar
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    The front doors should unlock when opened from the inside. The rear doors will not. This is a child safety feature. Your "what if" is about as likely as a sumo wrestler bouncing the back door open and killing everyone inside. If your car is on fire, why is there a teenager and a baby in the back? Why is the baby not in a car seat? Why would you press unlock on the FOB instead of the door panel? Who was driving the car? Do the doors lock automatically while you are driving? If the teenager is holding the baby while you are driving, the baby is about 1000000x more likely to die in a car crash than the freak scenario you came up with. Try opening the front door when they are locked. They will open. They are designed to, anyway.
    Last edited by Greg; 10-26-2010 at 11:26 PM.
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    Junior Soul Goblin's Avatar
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    I would just flip the manual lock on the door to the unlock position and open the door
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    Why is the teenager unable to pull up on the lock release itself from the inside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goblin View Post
    I would just flip the manual lock on the door to the unlock position and open the door

    We have a winner

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    You know a couple of people died in a car wreck involving passengers in the back of a pickup truck. It didn't have a cover on the back, but they couldn't get out because they couldn't open the tailgate.

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    I enjoyed this thread thoroughly.
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