Berrie

W205 Car Doors Self Locked

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Hello Forumers,

 

I’d left my car key on the passenger seat and when I walked over to the driver door, I couldn’t open it at all. All four doors were automatically locked. Was thinking if I can open the car boot, I don’t mind climbing in! Also can’t! The only thing I was holding was my hp! OMFG!

 

Drove my car to C&C. The technician looked at me like some idiot, wanna laugh but dare not laugh at me. He said “Miss, I think your bag is too thick so the car cannot detect your car key! And also when you closed the passenger door, you might have accidentally swiped the door lock. You’re advised to put your car key in your pocket instead of your bag.”

 

Seriously huh got logic?! What if there’s a baby in the car how?!

 

Anyone experienced this before?

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lol. ur bag power! force shield against frequency.

the car key frequency really so low when your bag is near car??

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Perhaps key fob battery weak?

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Burkins need to take note. That's why I prefer NTUC plastic bag. Reads my key fob every time without fail.

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Just changed the car key batt before this happened so I reckon not this issue.

 

Woah burkins who doesn't like but I need my boss to know I still need the job! :startle:

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This encountered before to my parents many times....

 

Those cars with keyless will lock after few mins of no activity ,this auto locking safely feature will sometimes not able to read that the key is still in the car and lock.(This can be confirmed by those who drove keyless cars and when u tries to start the engine or driving sometimes the message of key not detected show up)

 

Thus this should be what had happened.

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This encountered before to my parents many times....

Those cars with keyless will lock after few mins of no activity ,this auto locking safely feature will sometimes not able to read that the key is still in the car and lock.(This can be confirmed by those who drove keyless cars and when u tries to start the engine or driving sometimes the message of key not detected show up)

Thus this should be what had happened.

You have a point, then it's a setting of how many minutes of non-activity.

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wonder if we use the MB Star C4 can we change this setting?

You have a point, then it's a setting of how many minutes of non-activity.

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I only know gherkins, not burkins.  But I have heard of Kellys and Birkins.  Haha, ouch.

This sort of thing will not happen to my Alphard.  I have tried numerous times but the car detects the key inside the car and refuses to lock.

Thank goodness for Toyota 'ingenuity'.  I don't have keyless for my ancient W203. Have to take note if I ever get another Merc.

 

Bullshit by C&C.

It might be true.  Can someone test this out?

I will test this out on my Alphard.

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Tested out on my Alphard.

Wrapped the key fob (A) in thick fabric and popped inside a metal container.

The car won't lock.

Used another keyfob ( B) and the car still won't lock from outside.

Used the remote control lock button on keyfob B from outside, the car could be locked and unlocked.

My conclusion : if the keyfob is inside the car, you can't accidentally lock it.

 

Arshavin, you might be right there.

 

Perhaps someone can test this out on a late model Merc?

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You have a point, then it's a setting of how many minutes of non-activity.

I believe walking from one side of the door to another takes 1 min? Think invalid point here?!?

 

 

Tested out on my Alphard.

Wrapped the key fob (A) in thick fabric and popped inside a metal container.

The car won't lock.

Used another keyfob ( B) and the car still won't lock from outside.

Used the remote control lock button on keyfob B from outside, the car could be locked and unlocked.

My conclusion : if the keyfob is inside the car, you can't accidentally lock it.

 

Arshavin, you might be right there.

 

Perhaps someone can test this out on a late model Merc?

 

Alfart diff, anw thanks for testing it out.

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I only know gherkins, not burkins. But I have heard of Kellys and Birkins. Haha, ouch.

Wow you must be my English teacher from school.

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The car door will only automatically lock if after unlocking via remote or the button touch, you do not physically open the car door. Once you unlock and physically open the car door and close it, the auto lock function will not happen.

Will try leaving the key inside the car and try to lock it from outside to see whether can replicate TS situation

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I left the key fob on the passenger seat and tried to lock the door from outside..not possible!

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Yes, I tried too by leaving the key at passenger seat and walk over to driver side. Tried to lock the car but could not.

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The other day I absentmindedly left my key fob in my laptop bag which I conveniently stash in the boot.. When i tried locking the car, it wouldn't and that's when I figured I did not have the key w me. Boy was I relieved..

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for my C117... if i accidentally leave my key (keyless entry) in the car, i could not lock the doors.

 

also, if i accidentally leave the key in the boot and close the boot, it will auto open.

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