Experienced Roadside Assistance yesterday...

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by lill2012, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. lill2012

    lill2012 Member

    During my weekly car vacuuming yesterday, I ended up locking my fob in the car (2nd time). For whatever reason, Ford changed the keyless entry system from the 2011 model. My old Fiesta would not let the doors lock if the fob was located inside the car. It was great. This one, not so much. I was cleaning the radio and I locked the car, down the shore of course, 90 miles away from my second fob. I attempted to get them out myself, and succeeded in tearing the black door trim. I quickly abandoned that plan and called roadside. It took 14 minutes from the time I hung up the phone until the guy arrived to help. Took him all of 2 seconds. I'm going to invest in one of the kits he used to pop it open. Pretty much an airbag and a stick. Tired of the old hanger trick on my own vans. Great experience w roadside overall.
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  3. Ca5p3r

    Ca5p3r Member

    i believe that there is a settings to have the car check for the fob prior to locking. It should be in the manual... I'll see if I can find it

    ... Well, I guess I thought it was saying something else. Page 52 onwards.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2014
  4. lill2012

    lill2012 Member

    Thank you! Every time I bitch about something, someone always has a way of fixing it!
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  5. lill2012

    lill2012 Member

    I looked over the manual and I see it mentions Smart Unlocks as a feature that should have. Maybe my car is a little stupid
  6. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    You hit the lock button while cleaning it then you closed the door after?
  7. lill2012

    lill2012 Member

    It was supposed to be a quick vacuum before I went to the beach. I had my bathing suit on so I threw the fob in the door pocket. As I was cleaning it, I hit the lock button on the dash. The sun came out, so I decided to finish later, and just shut all the doors. Then I realized what I did. I saw that stupid fob sitting in the door pocket and knew I was fucked.
  8. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    I did that with my SES the day I bought it. The dealership had stapled the 2 fobs together with paper tags. When I reached into my pocket to get them, the staple jammed under my fingernail and I ended up tossing the fobs on the passenger seat while I nursed by bleeding finger. I then hit the central locking button, thinking I was unlocking all the doors and then got out and shut the door. Luckily, I had left the sunroof partially open and I spent an hour searching the building at work for a wire coat hangar to fish the fobs back out. I never once touched that central locking button after that. You'd think the car is smart enough to not let you start the car when the fob is outside, it should be smart enough to not let you lock the fob inside.
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  9. lill2012

    lill2012 Member

  10. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Totally agree -- most every other modern car prevents that (locking your fobs INSIDE). My recent Audi and Nissan would chirp or beep if I tried that, as if to say "no, dummy!". Were it not for that, I'd have done the same thing.
  11. Stevelach

    Stevelach Active Member

    I thought that the 2011s were able to have the key fob locked inside but a change in production changed that. I know my ST will not allow the fob to be locked in the hatch. The car will honk the horn and the hatch will pop back open.
  12. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    With the fob in the door pocket, you weren't able to just hit the door handle button on the outside of the car to unlock? It would definitely be close enough proximity. Does the fob know it's inside the car and no one on the outside can unlock the car at that point?
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  13. marc89gti

    marc89gti Active Member

    I know from personal experience, I had my keys in a bag and the car was locked, opened up the trunk and put my bag in and closed the trunk. As soon as I closed the trunk it automatically unlocked the trunk and I was able to get my keys back.
  14. lill2012

    lill2012 Member

    You would think so, but nope.
  15. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    I think maybe the idea behind this is that the button on the dash was hit to lock the doors instead of some other locking method. When you lock the car from the inside and you leave the fob in the car, the car doesn't really know that you got out it just knows the fob is still inside. What if say you were in the car and you wanted to lock the doors? Like if there was a crazy person outside trying to murder you. Wouldn't it be nice if the Fiesta unlocked the doors for you after you hit the dash lock button because your FOB was inside the car still? That way the murdering madman could get in the car much easier. :p

    Ok, maybe it's a stretch (although it kinda makes sense to me), but how about opening the windows and running a test to see what the dash button does vs the door or fob button. And if only the dash button keeps it locked, maybe try and not use the dash button unless you're locking yourself inside. I don't have a Fiesta, but on my current car I make a habit of only locking it with the remote when it's in my hand as I'm getting out of the car or already out and have shut the door. That keeps me from ever leaving my keys in the car because the keys are in my hand and are the source of the car getting locked or unlocked. I know with the keyless fob it makes that a little more annoying if you had to pull it out to lock the car vs using the door button. But I'd just keep the keys in my pocket and never pull them out that way I know they are with me as I leave the car and lock it. And if you don't have it in your pocket, it's gotta be one of those things you just have to pay more attention to.
  16. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    After the incident with my SES, I only use the button the door handle to lock the car and the fob never leaves my pocket.
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