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Topic # 159960 18-Dec-2014 12:28
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I am speechless ... these guys tried everything to open the door but the door handle itself

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11376218

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  Reply # 1199873 18-Dec-2014 12:47
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Seem beyond belief :/



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  Reply # 1199875 18-Dec-2014 12:48
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I know!

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  Reply # 1199881 18-Dec-2014 12:55
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Panic is an evil mistress




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  Reply # 1199882 18-Dec-2014 12:56
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Like I understand not thinking clearly at first... but 13 hours is a long time to try stuff, you'd think the door handle would be very high on the list

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  Reply # 1199894 18-Dec-2014 13:07
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Or RTFM in the glovebox.

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almost a couple of darwin awards

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  Reply # 1199916 18-Dec-2014 13:18
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Is this a new promo for Dumb and Dumber To?

Seriously? 13 Hours in the car and they didnt notice the door unlock button - presumably right next to the handle they would have been pulling on?





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  Reply # 1199933 18-Dec-2014 13:40
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To be fair they showed the car on Seven Sharp recently and the door lock didn't stand out as such. It just looked like part of the plastic surrounding the handle itself - design over function.

Agree with a previous comment that things are a lot different once you start to panic thinking that part of having a keyless car means no internal door locks - as you cant easily see any. 




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  Reply # 1199936 18-Dec-2014 13:41
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Pop the boot and crawl out the back comes to mind as well.....




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  Reply # 1199975 18-Dec-2014 14:21
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I had a similar experience over the weekend.

Jumped into car, went to turn the ignition, no dice, wouldn't turn. Immediately suspected the keyless fob thing - tried using the emergency key, still no turn.

5 minutes of panic - lights work, battery is ok.

Then i moved the steering wheel slightly. Steering was just locked from when I parked - so couldn't turn the key.

Felt like a dick - lucky only my 5 year old was with me.

Been driving for 14 years - I blame lack of sleep.

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xpd: Pop the boot and crawl out the back comes to mind as well.....


The vehicle was a Mazda hatch and they don't have an internal release like a boot on a saloon




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wasabi2k: I had a similar experience over the weekend.

Jumped into car, went to turn the ignition, no dice, wouldn't turn. Immediately suspected the keyless fob thing - tried using the emergency key, still no turn.

5 minutes of panic - lights work, battery is ok.

Then i moved the steering wheel slightly. Steering was just locked from when I parked - so couldn't turn the key.

Felt like a dick - lucky only my 5 year old was with me.

Been driving for 14 years - I blame lack of sleep.


ANd you were going to drive with your 5yo, being tired and not concentrating whilst behind the wheel ?

Double dick !




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  Reply # 1199987 18-Dec-2014 14:37
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xpd: Pop the boot and crawl out the back comes to mind as well.....


The vehicle was a Mazda hatch and they don't have an internal release like a boot on a saloon

 

 

 

Actually they do have an emergency boot release but you do have to look for it/know where it is.

as a car salesman this just shows extremely poor service from the person they bought the car from.

 

I would always show the work around's for the key less entry systems and especially to the older generation who quite often are the ones that the wife has the key in the purse and the husband drops her off, he goes home then when it's time to pick her up he can't drive the car as she has the key...


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  Reply # 1199989 18-Dec-2014 14:40
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And these people are allowed to drive...




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  Reply # 1199991 18-Dec-2014 14:44
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 as a car salesman this just shows extremely poor service from the person they bought the car from. I would always show the work around's for the key less entry systems and especially to the older generation who quite often are the ones that the wife has the key in the purse and the husband drops her off, he goes home then when it's time to pick her up he can't drive the car as she has the key...


New cars come with two keys/transponders though, presumably the spare is kept at home.

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