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  # 1200079 18-Dec-2014 17:22
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One wonders if these folk have an Irish sounding son living in Auckland who has a kayak.

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  # 1200089 18-Dec-2014 17:38
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They explained on seven sharp, they opened the car, put the fob down on a bench, did other stuff got in the car then it locked. Then panic did the rest.




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  # 1200101 18-Dec-2014 18:18
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KiwiNZ:
mrphil: how did they lock them self in to start with?


Keyless entry cars will re-lock if the fob is not in the car.


so, you can never leave the car unlock without having the fob inside?



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  # 1200109 18-Dec-2014 18:37
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I have two cars with these things. Neither locks. The only way they lock is if it was locked. I unlock it but never opened the door. It re locks




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  # 1200111 18-Dec-2014 18:43
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joker97: I have two cars with these things. Neither locks. The only way they lock is if it was locked. I unlock it but never opened the door. It re locks


All our cars will lock if fob is not in it. When I was picking up the new car the dealer made a point of advising me of this feature. Its a good security feature that can also be a pain, like unlocking ...talk to someone... Clunk locked




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  # 1200119 18-Dec-2014 19:25
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KiwiNZ:
joker97: I have two cars with these things. Neither locks. The only way they lock is if it was locked. I unlock it but never opened the door. It re locks


All our cars will lock if fob is not in it. When I was picking up the new car the dealer made a point of advising me of this feature. Its a good security feature that can also be a pain, like unlocking ...talk to someone... Clunk locked


Mine only automatically relocks if none of the doors are opened within about 30 seconds of pressing the button. As soon as a door is unlocked, it'll only lock by pressing the button on the remote or doors. This is a Mazda 6 so I'd be surprised if the 3 operates any differently.



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  # 1200130 18-Dec-2014 19:51
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tell me they locked it while trying to open the door




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  # 1200229 18-Dec-2014 22:08
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lxsw20:
KiwiNZ:
mrphil: how did they lock them self in to start with?


Keyless entry cars will re-lock if the fob is not in the car.


Dependent on the car and usually something that can be changed by the dealership. 


My Jeep doesn't do that and I don't remember seeing it in the new e class.

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  # 1200451 19-Dec-2014 11:10
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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.

Where is it?

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  # 1200458 19-Dec-2014 11:16
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NZHerald: When they were freed by neighbours about 7.45am the next day, Mrs Smith was unconscious and her husband was struggling to breathe.

After a while oxygen deprivation could easily have have been an issue in the stunningly bad decision making.



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  # 1200552 19-Dec-2014 13:16
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Unlikely. Coz death is a few minutes away once oxygen deprivation sets in




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  # 1200607 19-Dec-2014 15:17
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I would not have thought oxygen deprivation would have been an issue at all.  Would have thought there was enough oxygen exchange in the car to stay in there safely for a whole lot more than 13 hours.

It is pretty stupid.  But panic gets to the best of us.  When in situations of panic, or even just difficult decision making...I take two steps back and tell my brain to start functioning normally.

A similar case for us happened a few days ago.  We locked ourselves out of our house after playing car tetris all day.  One car at the mechanics with 1 house key and the other house key inside the house.  We were thinking about how to solve the issue without breaking in to our own house when I remembered our landlord had a spare key.  Our landlord is just next door to us, so was quite an easy situation to fix after getting all pissy and worked up about it.

My partner was quite close to just breaking a window though, haha :)





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  # 1200656 19-Dec-2014 16:35
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My car will happily let you unlock the boot with the key fob, but if you haven't already turned the alarm off, it'll promptly start sounding. Bizarre design.

Physically unlocking the car using the key doesn't disable the alarm either, hopefully I never have to find out how to disarm it if/when the battery goes flat on me.




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  # 1200658 19-Dec-2014 16:42
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DravidDavid: I would not have thought oxygen deprivation would have been an issue at all.  Would have thought there was enough oxygen exchange in the car to stay in there safely for a whole lot more than 13 hours.



agreed.
cars do not become not hermetically sealed when the doors are closed.

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What did the old lady go to hospital for, for 3 days

maybe 13 hours of breathing in those toxic new car smell fumes

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