Just to mess things up a bit (and I should probably post similar on a Duster thread): I sort of registered recently that my Duster wasn't locking automatically if I had opened the boot. Of course, the given wisdom is that opening a front door is the only thing that over-rides auto relock. Well, maybe not! I've just gone out and tested:our locking system is a bit different in the duster
we can open the boot from the key fob
don;t need to use the key
however, there is the potential to lock the keys in the boot
if you press unlock, and then open the boot, or back doors first...
OPEN the drivers door....and then do what you need to
or just shove your keys in your pocket instead !!!!
Errr, that was the last century, I would expect nowadays a car where that wouldn't happens. Technology and common sense are supposed to have advanced, perhaps no, so we might be still driving old cars, hmmm that would mean that Dacia would never be in UK. Nope I rather manufacturers coming With solutions for simple common problems like that.Wasn't this mostly the case in the days before central locking. You opened the boot by turning the key, if you left the key in the boot and closed it, they were locked in. Not many cars had a button.
I locked my keys in an 80s Fiesta while at friends, their teenage daughter said "I can get in" and used a wire coat hanger to put up the door locking button from below. Took 5 minutes, not sure if this would work on the Duster.
I also locked my car keys in the boot of my MX5 and an automotive lock expert spent 4 hours nipping bits out of the lock, even when he had removed the entire barrel it wouldn't open and he had to pick away until the lock fell apart.