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Old 15th April 2010, 18:30   #271
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Another thing is the Central locking. From inside when the car is going at a good speed, can the doors be unlocked and opened by pulling the lever.
nope you can't open the door when the car is running at speeds. it unlocks when you turn the ignition off, however before it automatically locks you can open the door. It gets autolocked between 10-15kmph
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nope you can't open the door when the car is running at speeds. it unlocks when you turn the ignition off, however before it automatically locks you can open the door. It gets autolocked between 10-15kmph
You can open the lock when the car is running at higher speeds. Just one of the "non-smart" things i found.
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You can open the lock when the car is running at higher speeds. Just one of the "non-smart" things i found.
I would say that this is a smart move, Supposing that there is an emergency, Example a fire in the engine bay & you are traveling at high speeds, You will just have enough time to open the locks & bail out with the current layout.

However if the locks are so designed that they dont open at higher speeds, You would take time to slow down the car with the brakes (If they operate ie.) & then get out & potentially facing a larger risk.

My dad always says "Never drive with the locks on(for central locking cars), Supposing theres an emergency & they malfunction & dont open"

& i would be like "hahaha" but i somewhat agree with him.

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my bad so it does open at high speeds, does it open at all sides or only from the driver side?
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my bad so it does open at high speeds, does it open at all sides or only from the driver side?
AFAIK it opens from the driver's & front passenger's side only. You cant open the rear doors from the back seat once locked.
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My colleague has taken a TDCi Zxi and was all at praise of the car. But he said the central locking is useless and his kids are able to open by just pulling the lever out as there is no separate locking switch (some square piece which will have red mark in other cars) in each door. It is just the lever gets pushed inside during autolocking..

Mustang - agreed, but at the same time just the door opening by pulling the lever is a major safety flaw.
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My colleague has taken a TDCi Zxi and was all at praise of the car. But he said the central locking is useless and his kids are able to open by just pulling the lever out as there is no separate locking switch (some square piece which will have red mark in other cars) in each door. It is just the lever gets pushed inside during autolocking..

Mustang - agreed, but at the same time just the door opening by pulling the lever is a major safety flaw.

Once locked, rear locks cannot be opened from the rear seats, Only the front seats can operate the locks. kids are supposed to sit at the rear so this thing does not pose a problem.
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My colleague has taken a TDCi Zxi and was all at praise of the car. But he said the central locking is useless and his kids are able to open by just pulling the lever out as there is no separate locking switch (some square piece which will have red mark in other cars) in each door. It is just the lever gets pushed inside during autolocking..
It does have child lock, embedded inside the rear door panel on both the sides.
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Once locked, rear locks cannot be opened from the rear seats, Only the front seats can operate the locks. kids are supposed to sit at the rear so this thing does not pose a problem.

If this is in place, then no issues at the back.
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Once locked, rear locks cannot be opened from the rear seats, Only the front seats can operate the locks. kids are supposed to sit at the rear so this thing does not pose a problem.
Are you sure about this? So if there is a rear passenger who wants to get out, the driver or front passenger has to operate the lock for him /her to get out?

I doubt!
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Are you sure about this? So if there is a rear passenger who wants to get out, the driver or front passenger has to operate the lock for him /her to get out?

I doubt!
Its certainly the case in my fusion & ikon, I doubt that the figo would be any different as all our ford cars have this feature.
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Are you sure about this? So if there is a rear passenger who wants to get out, the driver or front passenger has to operate the lock for him /her to get out?

I doubt!
This is exactly how a child lock should operate. Once closed, the rear doors are supposed to be opened only from the outside by the adult.
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This is exactly how a child lock should operate. Once closed, the rear doors are supposed to be opened only from the outside by the adult.
No No No Gilead, We were referring to the normal locking of doors & not the childlock.
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Once locked, rear locks cannot be opened from the rear seats, Only the front seats can operate the locks. kids are supposed to sit at the rear so this thing does not pose a problem.
Ford locks are single lever two steps type. Rear doors can be individually unlocked at any time from inside if Child Locks are not enabled. Opening any of the front locks, unlock all the doors.

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My colleague has taken a TDCi Zxi and was all at praise of the car. But he said the central locking is useless and his kids are able to open by just pulling the lever out as there is no separate locking switch (some square piece which will have red mark in other cars) in each door. It is just the lever gets pushed inside during autolocking..

Mustang - agreed, but at the same time just the door opening by pulling the lever is a major safety flaw.
Most kids can open almost any lock, the type that comes in Hondas and Suzuki (pull type) are equally useless. Sooner or later the Kids figure out how to open them. The safe and only way is to enable the Child Locks on both rear doors and then carry the kids in the car.

By enabling the Child Locks, the rear doors only open from outside and do not open from inside at all, weather the car is in motion or stationary.

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You can open the lock when the car is running at higher speeds. Just one of the "non-smart" things i found.
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nope you can't open the door when the car is running at speeds. it unlocks when you turn the ignition off, however before it automatically locks you can open the door. It gets autolocked between 10-15kmph
Cars will require to have the door open-able at any speeds so that people can jump out in case of any eventuality.

The Key Fob can be programmed just like the Fusion and Fiesta to open all doors or just the driver door. It's again a good feature if you have hopped out for a moment and just need to unlock the front door to get in. No chance of anyone hopping in at the same time to surprise you from other doors.
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Its certainly the case in my fusion & ikon, I doubt that the figo would be any different as all our ford cars have this feature.
In my fusoin and Fiesta if engage the central lock people can open the rear door from inside. Just now I checked again on the Fiesta
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