2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Locking doors, but leaving car running in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; So, the past few days when I've run into a store for less than a minute or two (sbux or ...
Automobile(s): '12 White Diamond CTS-V Sedan, '10 Cyber Gray ZR1
Locking doors, but leaving car running
So, the past few days when I've run into a store for less than a minute or two (sbux or whatever), I've left the car running, but taken the remote key, and locked the doors by pushing the lock button on the remote. I tested out to make sure the door locks with the engine running, by leaving the keyfob on a ledge 10 feet away and walking up and trying to open the door. It was locked.
So, my question is, if someone where to gain access by breaking the window or whatever would the car be able to put from park to reverse/drive (it's an automatic) without the key fob on the car? I think so, but was just cruious.
yes they could do that, but, isn't that what insurance is for? lol
You can test it, by leaving someone in the car while you leave and have the windows down. It will just complain that a key fob is not found. Once you go and get out of range, it will drive until you shut it off, then it will not allow a restart..
I have the passive lock turned on in my car. My wife usually sits in the car when we stop for gas or whatever. But then after sitting there for a minute she decides she wants to get out or just ask a question or whatever and opens the door. Sets the alarm off every time. So yes, if you lock the door with the window down and try to open the door with the inside handle without the key it will set the alarm off.
If you hit the unlock button on the inside in this same situation, that will not unlock the door.