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Isn't this what I said? - the car will not remote start with a detectable fob inside but if you're locked out it's most likely because it's not detecting the fob and therefore will allow for remote start with the other fob not locked in the car.
Tried this yesterday on the Elite, I have Key fob 2 and key fob 1 was inside my wife's purse in the Pilot. I was able to look the vehicle but I couldn't remote start it. That is why I disabled the auto-lock when you walk away from the vehicle this will eliminate the potential of getting locked out.
 

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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
Ours will lock with a FOB in the car by using the second FOB.
 

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The locks are hit or miss with this car. Sometimes mine lock as soon as I'm walking away and other times I leave and come back and they're still unlocked. It doesn't always work as it should. I don't see how it locked with fob inside though. My best guess is the way my wife once did it. She left car running while going into gas station real quick. Fob was in purse buried. She locked door and reached in to hit auto up on window so no one would grab purse. Boom, car locked! This was years ago with different technology so not sure if it's possible to do this anymore.
 

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I think I am going to get a spare blade key cut and keep it in my wallet just as a precaution. We haven't had a problem yet, but reading this thread has me concerned.
 

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The locks are hit or miss with this car. Sometimes mine lock as soon as I'm walking away and other times I leave and come back and they're still unlocked.
This happens if you press the Engine Stop button but forget to put it in Park first... Stopping the engine will automatically put it in Park for you, but will leave it in ACC mode. When you exit the car, AutoLock will not work, or even manual remote lock if you push the FOB button (and the infotainment unit will remain on if you had it on to start with).

You have to make sure you remember to put it in Park first before turning it off.

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This happens if you press the Engine Stop button but forget to put it in Park first... Stopping the engine will automatically put it in Park for you, but will leave it in ACC mode. When you exit the car, AutoLock will not work, or even manual remote lock if you push the FOB button (and the infotainment unit will remain on if you had it on to start with).

You have to make sure you remember to put it in Park first before turning it off.

Cheers
I never shut off before putting in park. I had a shift lever to put in park long before I ever had a push button so that lever goes first lol.
 

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This happens if you press the Engine Stop button but forget to put it in Park first... Stopping the engine will automatically put it in Park for you, but will leave it in ACC mode. When you exit the car, AutoLock will not work, or even manual remote lock if you push the FOB button (and the infotainment unit will remain on if you had it on to start with).

You have to make sure you remember to put it in Park first before turning it off.

Cheers
My 2019 Touring will shift to Park and shut off the ignition if I push the START/OFF button when I leave it in DRIVE. It does not stay in ACC mode, it shuts completely off. The radio will stay on as will the function to operate the windows however until I open the drivers door.

This is NOT the ACC mode but rather the RAP (Retained Accessory Power). Even if I shut the car off when in Park those power items will stay on until the door is opened.
 
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