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
Engine quit; locked inside car on 2003 Buick Century
by JCT in Mobile, AL on July 26, 2009
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by patrick mannion on July 26, 2009
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/
COMMENT by Visitor on December 30, 2010
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.
COMMENT by Visitor on March 12, 2011
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?
ANSWER by akheathen on August 17, 2015
the doors have manual lock actuators. that used to be the only way before power locks...... only fords and some imports have buttons you cannot pull out easily, or at all, but usually you can simply pull the handle a couple times and it will dual action, but what you are looking for is litteraly attached to the inner handle. little flip with red stripe. http://blog.remotesandkeys.com/Portals/120473/images/power%20door%20lock%20button.jpg