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Old Mar 10th 2016, 8:00 am
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Just read this, it was a while ago, but can't find it on Snopes, so it MAY be true.

Couple “trapped” in hi-tech keyless car forgot to try the door handle… | The Poke
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Old Mar 10th 2016, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
Just read this, it was a while ago, but can't find it on Snopes, so it MAY be true.

Couple “trapped” in hi-tech keyless car forgot to try the door handle… | The Poke
Happened on the south island, so most likely due to in-breeding
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Old Mar 10th 2016, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
Just read this, it was a while ago, but can't find it on Snopes, so it MAY be true.

Couple “trapped” in hi-tech keyless car forgot to try the door handle… | The Poke
After the first hour wouldn't you have tried anything and everything? Idiots
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After the first hour wouldn't you have tried anything and everything? Idiots
That's why I did check it on Snopes before posting it, but yes I would try anything, and, lets face it no car is airtight in any case. It all sounds very dubious.
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Is the woman's name of Molljeanne an indicator that they may be tourists from another very large continent?
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Is the woman's name of Molljeanne an indicator that they may be tourists from another very large continent?
Brian Smith is very Asian...
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One of my mother's colleagues was inadvertently locked in their car by her husband, back in the late 80's or early 90's when Vauxhall/GM introduced high security deadbolt locks on their cars to prevent someone smashing the window and just unlocking the door - if you locked the car from the outside it could not be unlocked from the inside.

In the era before everyone carried a mobile phone, she was locked in the car outside their friends' house until her husband came back to find out where she was.
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My mum has a car that locks if the keyholder walks out of range. I was in the car while she popped into a shop with the keys in her hand. The car locked itself and I couldn't open it with the handle. It wasn't long before she got back, but it made me wonder about the safety. There is probably a setting somewhere to turn the option off. Perhaps I better look into it further.
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Reported in the New Zealand Herald as well: Couple trapped in keyless car for 13 hours - National - NZ Herald News

Looks like they might have been oldies from that story. Bless 'em.
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My mum has a car that locks if the keyholder walks out of range. I was in the car while she popped into a shop with the keys in her hand. The car locked itself and I couldn't open it with the handle. It wasn't long before she got back, but it made me wonder about the safety. There is probably a setting somewhere to turn the option off. Perhaps I better look into it further.


I had a lemon of a merc in the 90's that used to lock when I was washing it. Even with key in the ignition (that was the issue - all doors locked with key in ignition, me on outside red faced with bucket and soapy water).
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