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I am a dope. I locked my keys in the car using the Access app when I went in to the store.

Now I'm stuck outside the car, because the app keeps giving me an error that says, "Network error. Please move the car or start the engine," but I can't do either of those things!

What should I do?
 

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That really really sucks. You can try calling Kia Roadside Assistance. Maybe they can check Kia Connect on their side. If not, then they can refer you to a locksmith. Kia will pay up to $75 per incidence for lockouts. Kia Roadside Assitance number is 1-800-333-4 KIA (4542).
 

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That really really sucks. You can try calling Kia Roadside Assistance. Maybe they can check Kia Connect on their side. If not, then they can refer you to a locksmith. Kia will pay up to $75 per incidence for lockouts. Kia Roadside Assitance number is 1-800-333-4 KIA (4542).
I'm thinking maybe I can get in by pushing the little square button on the door handle? The manual says it will search for the key and open the door if it's within 3 feet.
 

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I'm thinking maybe I can get in by pushing the little square button on the door handle? The manual says it will search for the key and open the door if it's within 3 feet.
That seems unlikely. If true, then it's a huge security flaw because it means you wouldn't be able to prevent someone from getting into your car when you've locked it from the inside.

Is your car parked at a place with good cellular reception? I wonder if it's because the car can't get signal or because Kia's server is acting up.
 

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I'm thinking maybe I can get in by pushing the little square button on the door handle? The manual says it will search for the key and open the door if it's within 3 feet.
That really really sucks. You can try calling Kia Roadside Assistance. Maybe they can check Kia Connect on their side. If not, then they can refer you to a locksmith. Kia will pay up to $75 per incidence for lockouts. Kia Roadside Assitance number is 1-800-333-4 KIA (4542).
But you'll probably need the key code that was on the sticker on the fob when you first got the car. Do you have a copy of the key code?
 

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Why didn't the car beep at you when you went to lock the car with the fob inside is what I want to know.
I guess because I locked it with the app right away? Anyway, it looks like the little square button on the front door handle will open it if the fob is close enough. I'll try it when I get back to the car.
 

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I guess because I locked it with the app right away? Anyway, it looks like the little square button on the front door handle will open it if the fob is close enough. I'll try it when I get back to the car.
I just recreated your scenario by locking my fob in the car through the app. I wasn't able to unlock through the door handle... only through the app.
 

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Since it looks like OP had forgotten about this thread. Here's his update to his thread on reddit


https://www.reddit.com/r/kia/comments/wg3fkx/_/iizpovr
So that brings up a question for me. Does that mean that if I sit in my locked car with key in my pocket, engine off, anyone can just open the door from the outside with the button?

That seems like a security flaw and it's strange that it worked for OP, but not DualClutch when he tested it.
 

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I'm thinking maybe I can get in by pushing the little square button on the door handle? The manual says it will search for the key and open the door if it's within 3 feet.
Did that work?
 

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Since it looks like OP had forgotten about this thread. Here's his update to his thread on reddit


https://www.reddit.com/r/kia/comments/wg3fkx/_/iizpovr
So that brings up a question for me. Does that mean that if I sit in my locked car with key in my pocket, engine off, anyone can just open the door from the outside with the button?

That seems like a security flaw and it's strange that it worked for OP, but not DualClutch when he tested it.
I thought about it afterwards and I bet the time between using the app was the difference. I tried right after I locked my fob in the car and the OP waited till after they were done shopping.

I'm going to test out having someone unlock the door handle from outside.
 

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Does the car not have the feature that prevents the door from locking when the key fob is inside the car?
 
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