Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 21:31:38 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Automatically locking doors?

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. Johannes H Andersen wrote: > David Eastwood wrote: > > > > "Dustin D. Williams" <> wrote: > > > > > > >The tailgate in my 2002 9-3 locks when I get to (I believe) 7mph. This is > > >the only auto locking feature enabled by default. > > > > > > > The tailgate in my 2000 9-3 locks about 15-20 seconds after I close > > it, regardless of whether the car is moving or not..... > > The tailgate on my 9000 CSE just locks. This worries me a little in > case the keys should fall out of my hand and into the luggage area. > On the other hand, this ensures that the tailgate is always locked. > There are plenty of themes on that. I colleague has a Mercedes, he > can't lock the boot (trunk) unless he locks the car. > > Johannes

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