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Angry Locked out again, with van running!

I just started my 2002 sedona, got out to check my lights, and once again, the doors locked on me! They seem to decide to lock as soon as I leave the vehicle, but only when it's running, and with the windows closed. This has happened 4 times since I bought it last week, and only adds to my frustration with this vehicle. I've had more issues than with any other vehicle ever, but getting closer to being able to drive it again.

Does this seem like an aftermarket alarm problem, remote start issue, or something to do with the ETACS???

Please help. I'm going to go out and break in again before I run out of fuel.
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That's automation for you. The frustration you have experienced probably outweighs any advantages that might accrue over the life of the car. Looks like you need another key?

This really is a safety issue. It should be almost impossible to lock the keys in the car. Thirty years ago (Alfa-Romeo, pre-electronic era) you needed a key to lock the driver's door; click-and-slam only worked on the other doors.
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Yes indeed, it is very clear how the advancement of technology has brought us into a new, much simpler way of life.

Thinking about it, 20 years ago, I would have been out, wasting my time driving around in the car, going from one place to another and who knows what other silly stuff. These days, I can enjoy those hot sunny days in the summer, testing my vehicles with expensive computerized diagnostic OBDII monitoring systems rather than wasting my time driving. Of course, I can't always get into my vehicle, and even when I do, the sensors designed to cut harmful emissions won't allow it to run correctly, but it has been fun!

I got the door open again, getting better at it every time.

Anyone know how to disable the door locks? I just need it to stop locking me out. What kind of system is this?

I will get another key, that would make life even easier, just haven't been able to drive to get one because the MAF isn't working properly, but at least I have great time and learn new things every day.
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This is going to sound really obvious but after my own scare I always leave the drivers window open when leaving the car running or anytime if there's a child in the back.

One evening wanted to do some work on the back window of the tailgate, The baby justed liked to just sit in the car at that time so I picked her up to take her out to the car while i was working but then for some trivial reason changed my mind and left baby in the house.

About a minute later the car had auto locked unknown to me and I dropped the tailgate too far into the lock! .... the only key and fob were left inside lying on the back platform. I thought nae bother as I've opened up a few cars with no key several times in particular my old Espace. There was no way I was breaking into this easly , it was going to be a smashed window till I realised the tailgate had only part closed but locked.

A dextrous Neighbour with a fishing rod managed against all odds to sqeeze the rod under the part closed but fully locked tailgate and push the unlock button on the key fob inside the car!

So if you ever see a bloke in -12degrees and thick snow, next to a Sedona with a child in the back , yet a windows open...you know why!
Yep I did get a spare key but you can't be too careful.
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