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Old 04-12-2011, 07:17 PM
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Lockout

Thought I had this keyless thing down...always keep it in my pocket and have only had one instance when the vehicle wouldn't unlock for me and another single instance when it wouldn't start. Both were resolved by taking the key out and pressing the unlock button (I suspect that any button on the fob would've brought it back).

Today I took it in for its first oil change at 5500 miles (did it before the EVIC told me to). Sidebar: Decided to use my dealer because they're offering 4 Hemi oil changes for $40...too good to pass up, although I tried to cover myself by reminding them of the sticky gasket issue at first oil change. Any Maryland Jeepers in the Gaithersburg area, this offer is from Criswell CJD till the end of the month.

When they finished they tossed the fob into the cup holder. I was preoccupied talking to my son as we drove off and didn't remember to put it into my pocket per SOP. Next stop was an Office Depot. As we got out, I heard the doors lock and figured it was my son hitting the button before me. Thirty minutes later I'm wheeling a new office chair out to the Jeep and touched my door handle to unlock it...zip. Then I realized what had happened and sure enough, there were the keys in the cupholder, plain as day.

Fortunately my daughter (newly minted driver as of last Saturday) was available to bring me my spare keys. But I couldn't figure out how the Jeep permitted me to lock the keys in it. More importantly, I can't figure out how the Jeep locked itself in the first place. Turns out that my son did NOT press the lock button when he exited...neither of us did.

On a previous occasion I stopped to get donuts. I had my fob in my jacket pocket, and decided that it was warm enough to leave the jacket in the Jeep. Tossed it in the back and tried to lock the doors but I got the beep and refusal to lock, which reminded me of what I had just done. So I know the feature works as advertised, or at least it did that once.

Just chalking it up to the vagaries of modern technology. No plans to rant or dwell on it too much, but it is a reminder to be even more vigilant about making sure that fob is on me at all times when operating the Jeep.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:25 PM
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Re: Lockout

As you mentioned, I believe the only way to lock them in is by pressing the manual lock button on the door before exiting. There's another post today about someone's wife locking their key in too of you haven't seen it yet.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:34 AM
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As you mentioned, I believe the only way to lock them in is by pressing the manual lock button on the door before exiting. There's another post today about someone's wife locking their key in too of you haven't seen it yet.
Yeah, one of us must've inadvertently hit the manual lock button on the way out (although we're both denying it). Will probably never know exactly how it happened but it's only fair to consider it pilot error.
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Re: Lockout

I locked myself in my new Overland! I wondered how it felt siting in the back with the rear seat reclined. So, I sat in the back closed the door not realizing the child locks were on. Of course, I could not open the rear doors to exit the vehicle. I could have climbed over the seats but I was in my garage, called my wife who was in the house. She let me out of my new high tech vehicle laughing.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:33 AM
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I locked myself in my new Overland! I wondered how it felt siting in the back with the rear seat reclined. So, I sat in the back closed the door not realizing the child locks were on. Of course, I could not open the rear doors to exit the vehicle. I could have climbed over the seats but I was in my garage, called my wife who was in the house. She let me out of my new high tech vehicle laughing.
LOL!!

I accidentally locked my son in my Range Rover. We were late for church and he was taking his time getting out. I automatically hit the lock button thinking his door was already opened. We rushed into church...about 5 min later realized he wasn't with us. I ducked out to look around the playground next to the school and finally backtracked to the vehicle. There he was, reading from a little Father's Day prayer card I had left in the center console. He said it was the best substitute he could come up with when he realized he'd be missing Mass!!!

I never did figure out why that vehicle was designed to lock people IN...possible law enforcement model??
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:06 AM
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Re: Lockout

I think most vehicles with child locks on the rear doors have them activated from the factory.

I wonder just how many people use them, I'd think it would be better to not do that, since it makes life interesting the first time you have back seat passengers.
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I think most vehicles with child locks on the rear doors have them activated from the factory.

I wonder just how many people use them, I'd think it would be better to not do that, since it makes life interesting the first time you have back seat passengers.
Um - so far I've been embarrassed twice on this. My new Summit came with the child locks activated and I haven't gotten around to reading the manual to see about disabling them. Twice now I've ferried adult couples in the back seats and had to jump out and open their doors for them.

Anyone care to save me the trouble of pawing through the manual?
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Um - so far I've been embarrassed twice on this. My new Summit came with the child locks activated and I haven't gotten around to reading the manual to see about disabling them. Twice now I've ferried adult couples in the back seats and had to jump out and open their doors for them.

Anyone care to save me the trouble of pawing through the manual?
Mine came disabled but to disable there is a white plastic tab on the backside of the door with a screwdriver slot. Just move to the unlocked position.
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I got mine from Criswell and they included a 2 year (or 8 free oil changes- whichever comes first) on all new Chrysler/Jeep vehicles. Some of their cars have a sticker to this effect on the windshield. You may want to inquire with them. As a gift they also sent a coupon for an additional free oil change. I always do my own maintenance/repairs but for about 2 years they'll be doing my oil changes.
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I wonder just how many people use them, I'd think it would be better to not do that, since it makes life interesting the first time you have back seat passengers.
Most people with younger kids use them. My wife and I do in both our vehicles. It is an added safety measure to keep them from opening the doors while moving, if they are not locked.
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Most people with younger kids use them. My wife an I do in both our vehicles. It is an added safety measure to keep them from opening the doors while moving, if they are not locked.
Yup - they're a great thing if you have small kids.

Many years ago (long before govt mandated seat belts in the rear seats) some friends of my parents had their 3yr old daughter open the left rear door while the car was going down the freeway, and she ended up hanging on to the door, dangling over the road!

Her dad was a giant of a man and somehow reached back and grabbed her while slowing the car down - tragedy averted (barely!) I guess it's incidents like this that prompted the invention of the child safety locks.
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I got mine from Criswell and they included a 2 year (or 8 free oil changes- whichever comes first) on all new Chrysler/Jeep vehicles. Some of their cars have a sticker to this effect on the windshield. You may want to inquire with them. As a gift they also sent a coupon for an additional free oil change. I always do my own maintenance/repairs but for about 2 years they'll be doing my oil changes.
Thanks for the tip, but sounds like something they reserve for folks who buy from them. That's one of the tradeoffs of buying out of the area; I don't get the treats from the selling dealership. But then again, I didn't have an agonizing wait for a factory order, either!
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