BWD wrote: ↑
Sat May 04, 2019 1:19 pm
Problem is the newer ones from some brands that will not allow doors to lock if the electronic key is inside an unoccupied car, and other stupid “smart” features...
I had a fun day with my ML350's keyless entry. In theory (and most of the time) it does not let you to lock the car when the key is inside.
Apparently there is a blind spot in the trunk area in the back. So I drop the kite bag with the key in the cargo area, press the "close door" button and head to the driver side door.
Well the door is locked and I just heard the beep confirming that the trunk door is locked too..
I am alone in a wet suit on a remote beach
Also had one close call when the battery in the key almost died while from the cold (after staying in a cold bag on the beach for 2 hour in near 0C degrees).
Took me a few tries to open the car and I had to warm up the keys in order to start it...
God help you if you lose the damn key - my local dealer charges $600+ to get and program the replacement..
I hope someone sues Mercedes for this shit.. I miss the days when you could start a car with a metal dumb key.