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My wife left the key fob inside the 2016 Touring model. When she returned to the vehicle, the vehicle was locked. We are uncertain as to how this happened. Can anyone shed any light on how this happens?
 

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Do you have phone remote capability? If not, is there a button you can press while key is inside?


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Are you sure that the key Fob is actually inside the car? Just a guess.

I just tried to lock my Fob in the car. I opened the door. Locked the doors. Closed the door. The door locks unlocked.
 

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Was the door set to auto lock after x seconds?
That's what it sounds like to me but I was thinking both fobs were in the car when it was running and the car selected his fob (driver 1) and maybe his wife is driver 2 and when they both left the driver 1 fob autolocked with driver 2 fob still in car.

Strange.
 

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That's what it sounds like to me but I was thinking both fobs were in the car when it was running and the car selected his fob (driver 1) and maybe his wife is driver 2 and when they both left the driver 1 fob autolocked with driver 2 fob still in car.

Strange.
This is getting too complicated for me.

Occam's razor. :)
 

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I am confused. I thought there was no way to lock the car with the Fob inside.
My wife is fob1, and I am fob2.
My wife was alone in the car.
See above quote. We were told the above by the selling dealer.
She was about 5 miles away when this happened, so I drove to her location and unlocked the Pilot.
Fob2 was not in the Pilot.
I am uncertain of the auto lock setting and will check this.
The comments about roadside assistance are not applicable to my original post. I just want to determine how this happened.
 

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The car IS NOT SUPPOSED TO AUTO LOCK when the fob is inside.

Now - if the fob isn't in the immediate drivers area - it may actually lock (as in, throwing purse with keys in the cargo area), as the car senses the FOB in the drivers area (mainly) to ID which driver is "in control" (which is how both drivers can be in the car with fobs, and seats/mirrors will set the correct FOB ID).

I'm a solo owner/driver. I had a key blank laser cut off the bar code that comes with the keys. It is "zip-tied" in an under-car location. FOB-2 is wrapped in tin-foil and "secreted" in the interior (somewhere, I'll never tell - LOL).

If I get locked out - I simply crawl underneath - retrieve the key, open door, retrieve FOB 2 - and drive away.

It would (possbily) behoove us - if the car WILL LOCK with a fob in the interior (and I'm not digging FOB-2 out of hiding to conduct an experiment), to do a "hide-a-key", with a plain old blank - in the event the fob gets locked inside the car.

I know locksmiths that hang out at the local casino, that get $300 for "drunk lock-outs" involving RFID keyless entry/start systems. They're pulling down a couple of thou a night on a good night.

Rick
 

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I don't know big there is a delayed lock option in your pilot. But if it's activated it will lock itself key fob or not.


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Delayed Lock Option

I don't know big there is a delayed lock option in your pilot. But if it's activated it will lock itself key fob or not.


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I was unable to locate any reference to a "delayed lock" option in the owner's manual.

The conditions, as relayed to me by my wife, were: She pulled into a parking space and shut off the engine. She left the fob in the vehicle, about where the cup holders are located. She got out of the vehicle and closed the drivers door. The driver's door did not fully close. She went to the rear of the vehicle, opened the tailgate, put something in the rear of the vehicle, and closed the tailgate. She left the vehicle for several minutes and the vehicle was locked when she returned.
 

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You might need a hide a key.:29:
 

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There's a rubber button on the door handles to lock the car. She might have hit that lock button after closing the door. If the car keyless entry feature detects the key fob is closer to the passenger door you have go to the passenger door to unlock it.
 

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Am I missing something here?

If the key fob is inside the car, it is certainly "in the vicinity" and a simple touch of the door handle should unlock the door.

So what's the issue - just that it would lock at all, even though it is easily unlocked?
 

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Guys, be careful, the system is flawed. What happened to me is reversed -- the car won't auto lock itself. I only noticed it when I came back to the vehicle that it didn't beep when it unlocked. I checked all the settings for the door and it was untouched. For the rest of the day, I learned that it wasn't auto locking because I couldn't hear the lock tone and so I was locking it manually via smart key. For some reason, the next day, it was again working as it was supposed to.
 

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Door Handle would Not Unlock the vehicle

Am I missing something here?

If the key fob is inside the car, it is certainly "in the vicinity" and a simple touch of the door handle should unlock the door.

So what's the issue - just that it would lock at all, even though it is easily unlocked?
The vehicle would not unlock or open by using the door handle. I had to unlock the vehicle by using fob2.
 
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