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Car locking

If I leave my car unlocked with the doors shut and engine off the car automatically locks itself, is this common ? I am talking about a 10 year old vehicle.
I can see the advantage of this but also the disadvantage if for example you leave the keys in the car,
Does your car do this ?
This is the first second hand car that has ever done this.  (never bought a new car in my life)
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Re: Car locking

My old Audi 80 which was born in 1992 did that. I had it disabled.
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Re: Car locking

on the cars I've had that do that it only does it if you haven't opened a door.
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Re: Car locking

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only does it if you haven't opened a door.
Same here, so you can't lock the keys inside by accident.
What make/model is it?
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Re: Car locking

My Honda Jazz will relock itself if a door hasn't been opened in a short time (20 secs I think)!
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Re: Car locking

My Toyota does that, but only after 15 seconds if no doors, bonnet or hatch lid are opened. Once opened they stay open unlocked.
Quite handy if distracted before getting in the car and leaving it unattended.
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Re: Car locking

@Petlew - can you open the bonnet from the outside on a Toyota then? Not being pedantic, just interested.
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Re: Car locking

Mine id the same, it relocks itself if I haven't opened the door.
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My 06 Focus does it.
A friend of mine who had a Peugeot showed me this feature on his car.
He unlocked the car, put the key on the seat and closed the door.
After 30 seconds the car locked itself.
He had his spare key with him to unlock the car and had been advised by the seller not to lose his spare key.
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Re: Car locking

@NedLudd, no, there is an inside under dash latch, but the bonnet can't be opened from the outside without releasing the latch first, then it opoens like most others by lifting the front edge and finding the secondary release catch.
Previous Ford's I've had use the ignition key after moving the Ford badge around to expose the release, in practice I found it could be opened with a screwdriver instead of the key.
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Re: Car locking

Ours does it if you walk away with the key - it has a keyless entry system as well and can be programmed to disable this function.
It also does not let you lock your keys in the car as I tried to do the other day by accident !
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Re: Car locking

Quote from: Petlew
Previous Ford's I've had use the ignition key after moving the Ford badge around to expose the release, in practice I found it could be opened with a screwdriver instead of the key.

Ford stopped fitting the key operated bonnet lock's as they can also seize up due to lack of use / poor servicing, smashing the grill is most garages way of getting the bonnet open when the lock seizes.
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Re: Car locking

Have them garages not heard of WD40 or Duck oil ?Huh
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A friend of mine who had a Peugeot showed me this feature on his car.
He unlocked the car, put the key on the seat and closed the door.
After 30 seconds the car locked itself.
He had his spare key with him to unlock the car and had been advised by the seller not to lose his spare key.

If he still has the car, next time your friend take's it to a Peugeot main dealer, ask if there are any BSI software updates for it.
Sounds like the auto relock feature isn't working correctly, could always turn it OFF in the BSI configuration set up with Planet or Diagbox depending on what model of Peugeot it is.
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Have them garages not heard of WD40 or Duck oil ?Huh

Graphite powder for locks  Wink