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#1 russellf

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:15 PM

Hi, is there any way you can set the doors to lock automatically when you start to drive off,
or do you just have to remember to press the dash button ??

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#2 AlexB

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:20 PM

Dont think there is, just have to press the button

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:34 AM

I am sure someone put the details on here of how you can get them to auto-lock but can't remember who it was (not sure help was I LOL)

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

No, unlike every other modern small car in the universe at this price point, the Fiesta doesn't have this feature.

Way to go Ford!

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 04:48 PM

Even my cruddy corsa d trade-in had this feature, you programmed the remote via the dash and hey presto the doors would autolock over 4mph.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:28 PM

I am sure someone put the details on here of how you can get them to auto-lock but can't remember who it was (not sure help was I LOL)


I must have missed this.

Wish there was a way!

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:49 PM

Even my cruddy corsa d trade-in had this feature, you programmed the remote via the dash and hey presto the doors would autolock over 4mph.


Much as I hated my Corsa - it had MANY technical inovations that for some reason Ford haven't thought fit to incorporate into the Fiesta. The configuration options of the Corsa were very nice and I miss them!

I'd like to say 'ah well, Fords are just like that', but these same configuration options (such as auto-lock) are available on the Focus, Mondeo and even the KA! Why did the Fiesta miss out!? Was it because the software for the car was written by four year old kids, on a 10 budget??

We may never know! :lol:


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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:58 PM

I say again - it is not safe to drive with your doors locked.

I used this feature in my mother's Renault Megane - hit 5 mph and the doors lock. Great, until I crashed on the motorway at 80mph i the middle of the night. The fact that the doors were locked shut (with the failed electrical system) delayed me being got out of the car by nearly an hour. The roof had to come off in the end.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:02 PM

Good point Dan! You had a lucky escape, must have been terrifying :(

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:03 PM

Also, how hard is it to press the lock button anyways? Sheesh.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:07 PM

I say again - it is not safe to drive with your doors locked.

I used this feature in my mother's Renault Megane - hit 5 mph and the doors lock. Great, until I crashed on the motorway at 80mph i the middle of the night. The fact that the doors were locked shut (with the failed electrical system) delayed me being got out of the car by nearly an hour. The roof had to come off in the end.


Totally understand what your saying, but surely they can just smash the glass and unlock from inside, and if thats not the case surely they wouldnt be able to undo the door anyway?

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:08 PM

Most modern cars auto-unlock in the event of a crash... Also, I've no idea why Renault would dead-lock the doors on auto-lock!? Even with the electrical system dead, the door handles are still physically connected to the latches and should allow you out the car, power or not.

That's a really stupid design if they did that. :(

Anyways, it's a LOT safer to drive with your doors locked around my way - because if you do any night driving at weekends - you WILL at the very least have someone trying to steal out your car at the lights... or worse - try and make off with your motor.

Also, how hard is it to press the lock button anyways? Sheesh.


Oh it's not that hard... If you live in 1996, where it's expected your car won't have auto lock. I'll tell you doing stop / start or deliveries and locking the car each time gets to be a pain in the !Removed! real quick.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:16 PM

My Panzer has some sort of South African measure, where it locks the doors a few seconds after the engine starts. South Africa is whee a lot of car jackings take place for those confused!


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