Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 17:19:37 -0600
From: Terje Johan Abrahamsen <>
Subject: Re: Automatically locking doors?

On Sat, 16 Mar 2002 23:36:02 -0500, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: > > >Terje Johan Abrahamsen wrote: > >> On Fri, 15 Mar 2002 21:31:38 -0500, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: >> >> >I disconnected the power lock on the tailgate of my wagon. This way, the only >> >way you can access the rear cargo area from the outside is with the key in hand >> >- and NOT in the ignition. How many of you have the absolute faith in the Park >> >position and parking brake to stand behind a car with a running engine? Read >> >your Owner's Manual. I certainly would not stand behind a car with a manual in >> >neutral and only the parking brake holding the car - with the engine running. I >> >would suspect more people are injured by 'accidents' like this than by all of >> >the car jackings in the world - and the car maker gets blamed every time. >> >> What can happen if you stand behind the car when it is in neutral? Its >> not going to jump into gear. > >Re think what you just said "it is not going to jump into gear" . You obviously do >not have curious young children. They just love pushing buttons, turning dials and >PULLING LEVERS. I don't have kids and don't have a dog, so I didn't really think about that. So, with kids in the car, I agree that your assumptions hold. But, without kids, dogs or anything else that can put it in gear. I think I have about the same change of my car jumping into gear as I have in winning the lottery.

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