I'm new here but joined when I got my Focus Titanium at the beginning of this month. This is my first Ford.
Anyway, I had a bit of a dilemma last Wednesday. I left work, walked to my car and unlocked it then put the keys in my coat pocket. I opened the rear offside door and put my coat on the back seat and closed the door. Knowing that the car will start if the keys are in the car, I didn't see this as an issue. As I was about to open the drivers door, there was that dreaded clunk! The car had locked itself with the keys inside... and me outside! This was all within around 30 seconds from unlocking to closing the rear door.
Luckily I didn't put my phone in my coat so I was able to call my wife and she came with the spare key.
I didn't think this would be possible? I've even tried to replicate last Wednesday at home but with no joy; the car stays unlocked.
It has never locked itself when I'm inside with the keys with ignition off or on. In fact I'd like it to auto-lock itself once I'm in and driving. On my Corsa prior to the Focus, I had it set it up so the doors automatically locked once I started driving.
I'm now very careful about keeping a hold of my car keys until I'm in the car!
Has any one had similar issues? And can anyone explain why the above happened - is there a problem or is this one of those cases of very bad timing??
Thanks in advance guys.