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Old 15th July 2018, 12:34   #16
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Default Re: Locked inside an Audi - Beware of VW's deadlock

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To avoid 'deadlock', you have to press the lock button twice while locking the car.

Really stupid feature though. VW should abandon it.
Quite unnecessary a feature - unless the car was to be used for Kidnapping ? Keep the captive inside and lock the car. No way he'll get out unless the glass is broken.

Audi / VW could may be reverse the activation ? Double press on the lock button to enable the deadlock, instead of making it default.
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Old 15th July 2018, 12:53   #17
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Can't this feature be disabled via VCDS? I feel there should be permanent way to disable the system rather than pressing the lock button twice.

If someone accidentally leaves someone in the car, the chances that he would still forget to press lock twice are higher.

PS : I haven't left anyone in the car yet, but a few days back, I walked halfway home from a nearby department store (where I go walking everyday) only to realise that my car is in the parking lot.
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Old 15th July 2018, 12:53   #18
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I think you can disable it using VCDS:

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With VCDS, Central Conv >> 07 Coding >> Long Coding Helper >> Byte 0 - Central Locking without Safe-Function
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Quite unnecessary a feature - unless the car was to be used for Kidnapping ?
Hahaha! Apparently, the purpose is that a thief shouldn't be able to open the door & enter the car if he breaks open a window. How dumb .
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On the contrary, I did the same test on my 2014 Jetta with my son inside, every time when I locked the car, he was able to open all the doors from inside.
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To avoid 'deadlock', you have to press the lock button twice while locking the car.
No way it was present in my old Vento. I remember clearly that I could open the doors, being locked from outside. And I thought it was a feature provided by VAG to be able to open the central lock from inside but not from outside.

Or is it only for automatic central locking (upon taking speed) that could be opened from inside? Even my present Figo could be opened from inside, once the auto central lock is enabled, but will honk intermittently if locked by key fob and opened from inside after a minute.

Moreover, I feel pressing twice should be given for this 'deadlock', instead of by default.
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Quite unnecessary a feature - unless the car was to be used for Kidnapping ? Keep the captive inside and lock the car. No way he'll get out unless the glass is broken.
I think they are truly inspired by The Transporter and Jason Statham!
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Old 15th July 2018, 23:51   #21
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This feature may have been relevant on a car which, once locked, could be broken into with a scale or using the 'noose on a twine' trick or any other trick a thief would emlploy, other than breaking a window.
These days, opening a high end car using these tricks is increasingly difficult. Breaking a window is an easier option. In such a scenario, this deadlock (safelock) feature appears to be vestigial in the sense that if a window is broken, the feature is no longer useful.

If this is a regulation, then all cars sold in the UK should have a similar feature and not just VW group cars. However, it so appears that the deadlock feature is unique to VW group cars.
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Did not know about this before reading the thread. Quite scary!
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