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#31 bowtie0129

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 08:16 PM

Like I said, seconds count. Let's say firefighters aren't there yet and all you've got are some good samaritans.....a window might stand in their way....people are either timid, scared or just don't know what their doing (and a lot of windows are tinted, which will keep the glass intact like when a windshield is broken). What if the thing is on fire?? Don't tell me if given the choice you'd rather be locked inside your wrecked possibly burning vehicle than not...??? If this was such a safety feature, every car on the road would have it...and yet they don't. Mercedes actually designs their latches and strikers to break open during an impact so emergency personnel can get you out as quickly as possible. You like it, I don't, I should at least be given a choice...rather than it being shoved down my throat. I'd like to hear of an example where this "feature" has actually made someone say "Man, if those auto locks hadn't been there....whew!"
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#32 BigBlueSilvy

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 10:49 PM

if someone actually attempts to see if the door is locked, i dont see them walking away and leaving the person in the car. if a door is locked or unlocked doesnt matter if the person wont even get near the car- which is what most people do unfortunately.

what does the mercedes system have to do with the doors being locked in the first place? that system is rendered useless if the doors are unlocked from the beginning and say you get ejected. to me its safer to drive with the doors locked.
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#33 Amtz.Zero

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 01:02 PM

What if you're stopped at a redlight and some guy goes up to your truck and tries to open the door and carjack you? Those locked doors are pretty convenient, right? I know if he has a gun or something, it won't matter but at least he won't open the door and you have the chance to slam your foot on the gas pedal and get the hell out of there. I don't know but I like having the doors locked when I'm driving, but that's just me. :dunno:
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#34 Taz107

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:31 PM

You're in a bad wreck, the battery is disconnected and all the strength you have left is to grab the door handle and open the door, but wait, the doors are locked so the handle does nothing, the battery is disconnected, so pushing the button does nothing...you now have to manually (potentially in the dark, in water or upside-down) find the manual lock release...no thanks...I'll just disconnect the auto locks...

A compromise would be to leave the auto locks, but allow the interior door handle to override the lock and always open the door...ever tried to get out in a hurry and end up almost ripping the door handle off? GM's had auto locks in the early 90's and people complained about them then, no one listen or care?

FYI another option...VW's all come with this now...
"Intelligent crash response system. Once a certain severity of crash is detected, all doors are automatically unlocked, the battery terminal is automatically disconnected from the alternator cable, fuel supply is automatically shut off, warning hazards are automatically switched on, and high consumption electrical components are automatically shut off."

It's too bad GM couldn't be a leader in some of this technology...
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#35 Nick The Great

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:38 PM

If you ONLY have the strength to open the door, but not enough to pull the unlock tab, you're doomed anyway. I haven't run the calcs, but I bet the human body uses more energy to step out the door, swim to shore, or call/shout for help.

There are probably holes in my reasoning, such has having only the exact amount strength left required to open door, walk away from car, and call 911.

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#36 bowtie0129

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 06:04 PM

I'm not saying people don't have the right to like auto locks. If you like them, great. But, those who don't like them should be given a choice. That's all I'm saying.
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:13 AM

Update: was at dealer for oil change (bring own oil and filter and change is only $11.00) and showed them the notice. We tried it and it does not work on my 09 like the guy with the 06 said. You do not get a third option of off. Mine shows an on and off only and the on will not auto lock the doors. So no auto lock on any setting now. I will have them recheck it on next trip but does not seem to add the third option of off on the 09s. Living on the edge, no autolock!

#38 coloradoSkiCountry

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 01:48 PM

What really sucks is that not only does my truck have the auto-lock which I can't disable, but the Clifford Alarm & Remote Start also does the auto lock/unlock as well so it will try to lock twice, and unlock twice :uhoh: Even with the auto Un-lock disabled with the dash thingie buttons. Apparently the module that the alarm system needs to use to interact with the truck's computer does all that stuff.
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:13 PM

What really sucks is that not only does my truck have the auto-lock which I can't disable, but the Clifford Alarm & Remote Start also does the auto lock/unlock as well so it will try to lock twice, and unlock twice :uhoh: Even with the auto Un-lock disabled with the dash thingie buttons. Apparently the module that the alarm system needs to use to interact with the truck's computer does all that stuff.


You should be able to disable that feature on the clifford alarm. I would think... I am more familiar with the viper alarms and remote starts and they are not set up do do this by default...
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