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Hi, I have 2012 Kia Sportage and it have had locked me out, one day i was picking shopping stuff from my Kia trunk and closed the hatch the car was still running, went to open the driver door and it was locked as a matter of fact it locked the while car leaving me stranded, i had to go back home and get me spear key to open it.
I don't know is this the way center lock is make to act? did someone face same issue?

Kindly advice as i think its a piece of junk.

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Likely operator error

See it all the time with office equipment
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I've had a few minor operator-error mishaps. Never left me stranded though.
A couple times I've pushed the unlock button on the door handle to unlock, then quickly opened the door and hopped in and closed the door, only to have all the doors lock immediately. The first time I was confused. The second time I figured out that my door was already unlocked, so pressing the button triggered the locking function, but I would get the door open before the doors locked, so it waited until I closed the door again before locking all the doors.

I've done it on both my Sedona and Cadenza.

The difference I see here is that you appear to have a non-push-button-start vehicle, so you're keys were in the ignition. I always have my keyfob in my pocket, so if I inadvertently lock myself out, I have the keyfob to let myself back in.

Also, with the electronic keyfob, it won't let you lock the car when it's in the car. It'll beep at you and unlock the doors. If you leave the car running and step out (with keyfob), it'll give a long beep to let you know that the keyfob has left the building (er vehicle) and the engine's still running.
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Also, with the electronic keyfob, it won't let you lock the car when it's in the car. It'll beep at you and unlock the doors. If you leave the car running and step out (with keyfob), it'll give a long beep to let you know that the keyfob has left the building (er vehicle) and the engine's still running.
Not quite correct (unless its country specific) Kia-Driver.
I have been caught in this situation: Approach the (locked) rear hatch with key fob (proximity/push start) in my work bag. Open the rear hatch, chuck in my bag and close the hatch. Buzzer squeals to let me know I have stuffed up and re-locks the car with the key fob INSIDE! Sheepishly wander back into work, call my wife to bring the spare key fob, all the while feeling quite the dick. Has happened twice now - unpleasant.

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mine doesn't have auto lock. i park in my garage and don't arm the alarm, it stays unlocked.

also if the key is in the ignition and the engine is running, but the shifter is in Park, the doors remain unlock. it only locks when i shift out of Park. and when I stop and shift into Park it auto unlocks (which i don't like).

i have been locked out of my 1990 Honda Accord with aftermarket Viper alarm system that auto locks after about 30 seconds.

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Not quite correct (unless its country specific) Kia-Driver.
I have been caught in this situation: Approach the (locked) rear hatch with key fob (proximity/push start) in my work bag. Open the rear hatch, chuck in my bag and close the hatch. Buzzer squeals to let me know I have stuffed up and re-locks the car with the key fob INSIDE! Sheepishly wander back into work, call my wife to bring the spare key fob, all the while feeling quite the dick. Has happened twice now - unpleasant.
Ah, didn't think of that scenario. I always keep my fob in my pocket, so I never had that happen.
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Ah, didn't think of that scenario. I always keep my fob in my pocket, so I never had that happen.
Funny stuff can happen with complex electronics.

I always left the key in the stash in front of the shifter in my 2013 Soul.
I did that in my 2015 Soul but came out to the garage to find the car locked a couple of times. Stopped that habit.

With the key in my pocket and I'm loading stuff, if I push against the car and the buttons happen to be facing out, the car will lock or unlock itself. Because it was told to do so.

I keep the key in my pocket, or a door open. I don't plan on being locked out of my car while out and about.

Is your car junk? No. Just keep your key with you or an entrance open. Easy solution, nothing to get worked up about.
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I had this happen to me the other night after it sitting for a few hrs. with my Sorento! I remote started it, went to the drivers door with my fob in my pocket, and the door was locked! I hit unlock on the fob, but it still didn't open? and still running, no response! What To Do? After hitting the fob button a few times, with no response, I looked in and saw all the doors were open, but apparently not the drivers!? So, I opened the Pas. Dr, got in and hit the inside unlock button, it unlocked the drivers door, and I finally was able to get in, & drive the car home!? This left me totally upset, & confused? Anyone else have this experience?

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Can't relate, I have the smart key. How do you normal key guys survive?
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