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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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I locked myself out of my 2015 Trailhawk...

Tonight my boss asked me to go down the street and pick up a salad for his wife (which I was fine with). So once I've got the food, I get inside and turn on the car. Then, by chance, I decide to go look and see how my cars' new headlight look with the turn signal. I enable the turn signal, and step out of the car, and shut the door. I admire it, walk back to my Jeep, and I can't get in. So I ran back to the restaurant (mind you my vehicle is still on and blinking) I tried to call my boss but he didn't answer, luckily, a police officer saw me and offered to drive me to my apartment to get the spare. I show up to my apartment, realize my apartment key is locked in my car, but thank the lord, another resident walks and opens the doors. I had to explain why I had just hopped out of the back of a police car. I got my spares, was taken back, and thank the lord, the car unlocked. In regards to what I think happened, I surmised that the most likely reason I was locked out was because with the turn signal enabled, it tricked the cars safety system to thinking that someone was in the vehicle and driving it, hence initiating the auto lock that happen when you start driving. Anyway, very thankful for Salt Lake City's finest!


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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 02:29 AM
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Hmmm did you check all of the doors or just the driver door?


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Hmmm did you check all of the doors or just the driver door?


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I checked every one several times.


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Disabling the autolock was one of the first things I did after buying my 2014 Trailhawk.

I'm glad things worked out for you, and your police seem to be very helpful. At least you've got one of those slightly embarrassing stories to share – useful as an ice breaker at parties!

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My uConnect app can lock and unlock doors remotely. I did that at my sons soccer game when I couldn't remember if I locked it or not.
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Did your boss jack with you and lock it remotely? Was it a setup?

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I made a spare key and keep it in my wallet.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 08:34 AM
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I thought auto lock only came into play above 15-20 MPH or so...have to look and see if it is programmable. Mine tends to lock about a half block from my driveway.

Going to try the 'turn signal on' method and see if it locks the vehicle....
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The only way mine would do that is if the manual lock was pushed (red NOT showing).
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 03:46 PM
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The locks on the door armrests are perfectly positioned for my dog to engage. I found that out when I got out to move a large branch off a trail out in the back of beyond.....no cops, no cellphone reception.....no-one period, except for me and my dog.

On the upside, the back door glass only cost $120 to replace.
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