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2003 Buick Century Question: Engine quit; locked inside car

 

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JCT, Mobile, AL, July 26, 2009, 15:27
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Leaving WalMart on side road, I slowed for stop sign, my engine quit dead and the doorlocks had automatically locked. I tried the door handle but could not budge it. We were locked in and couldn't get out. In about two minutes, power came back on inside and I was able to open the doors. Has this ever happened to anyone elso? Is there a way to get out in case of a fire?
Joe in Mobile

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 26, 2009, 22:39
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    I have not heard of this before but am not a specialist in Buicks. I would phone several Buick dealers and ask them if they have seen this before. I think this is asfety issue, what if you had become involved in an accident with a stalled vehicle and you and your family could not get out of the car.
    I would file a report or contact the national highway transport bureau and file a complaint they will investigate it.
    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/

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    Visitor, December 30, 2010, 06:21

    MY HUSBAND AND I WERE LEFT INSIDE A HONDA ACCORD BY A SALESMAN. WHEN
    HE DIDN'T RETURN WE DECIDED TO LEAVE THE CAR. THE DOORS WERE LOCKED
    AND WE COULDN'T GET OUT. AFTER TWO OR THREE MINUTES WE CAUGHT THE
    ATTENTION OF ANOTHER SALESMAN ACROSS THE LOT. HE WAS ABLE TO UNLOCK
    THE CAR WITH HIS REMOTE. HE SAID THERE WAS A WAY TO GET OUT, BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW.

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    Visitor, March 12, 2011, 19:48

    Today I was locked inside a 2000 Park Ave when the battery/power died and the car shut down
    Was on my way to freinds to replace altenator, Doors would not open
    I had rolled the window down earlier so I could hand signal. Very lucky I could crawl out the window,, Phone the friiend and they came to rescue but geez what if the window was not down?

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