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  1. #1
    Partner
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    Default Door locked by itself - 2007 Sonata

    Today when I stopped to get gas, my door locked by itself. Luckily I had a
    spare key in my wallet. The key was still in the ignition(turned off).
    After I got back in, I checked the key - it was a fraction of an inch pulled
    out. I had not pulled on it when I turned the engine off. All I touched
    when I got out of the car was the gas cap button. My wife has complained
    that this has happened to her before also.
    As it turned out, I had an appointment later in the day with the dealer to
    get an oil change. I told them about it and they later told me that they
    could not find anything wrong. I got the distinct feeling that I was been
    blown off. They also said that its the first they have heard of that
    occurring..
    In my opinion there are two problems here,
    1) why did it lock in the first place.
    2) Why did it lock with the key in the ignition.
    I explained that on my 2003 Sonata that I had to pull the key out about 3/4
    of the way to make it think the key was out (when you are working on
    something with the door opened it ding-dongs all the time with the key in),
    with the 2007 its only that fraction of an inch. I think that its not
    correct for it to it to be that sensitive.
    Has any one else had this problem? Has anyone's wife complained about this
    problem and you assumed she messed up? Maybe you should have listened to
    her.
    At this point I am a little leery of this car, not sure what to do except
    put a hide a key someplace on the car for a backup.


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    Vic Garcia
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    Partner wrote:
    > Today when I stopped to get gas, my door locked by itself. Luckily I had a
    > spare key in my wallet. The key was still in the ignition(turned off).
    > After I got back in, I checked the key - it was a fraction of an inch pulled
    > out. I had not pulled on it when I turned the engine off. All I touched
    > when I got out of the car was the gas cap button. My wife has complained
    > that this has happened to her before also.
    > As it turned out, I had an appointment later in the day with the dealer to
    > get an oil change. I told them about it and they later told me that they
    > could not find anything wrong. I got the distinct feeling that I was been
    > blown off. They also said that its the first they have heard of that
    > occurring..
    > In my opinion there are two problems here,
    > 1) why did it lock in the first place.
    > 2) Why did it lock with the key in the ignition.
    > I explained that on my 2003 Sonata that I had to pull the key out about 3/4
    > of the way to make it think the key was out (when you are working on
    > something with the door opened it ding-dongs all the time with the key in),
    > with the 2007 its only that fraction of an inch. I think that its not
    > correct for it to it to be that sensitive.
    > Has any one else had this problem? Has anyone's wife complained about this
    > problem and you assumed she messed up? Maybe you should have listened to
    > her.
    > At this point I am a little leery of this car, not sure what to do except
    > put a hide a key someplace on the car for a backup.
    >


    That's a new 'Feature', to teach people "NOT to leave the keys on the
    ignition when they get out of the car. This is a major NO-NO, so Hyundai
    is helping their customers. ;-)

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    hyundaitech
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    Default Re: Door locked by itself - 2007 Sonata

    The locks on the 2007 Sonata shouldn't lock unless such an input is
    received (or, if programmed, the vehicle reaches a preset speed).

    This will be a difficult problem to find, given the intermittent nature.
    This doesn't of course mean you shouldn't take it to be looked at, but
    unless the dealer can reproduce the condition, the'll pretty much be
    limited to anything Hyundai can tell them about similar problems
    nationwide. It's possible they may pull the interior door panels to
    investigate for pinched wires and such, but I'd doubt they'd get into too
    much disassembly unless they had significant reason to believe they were
    going to find something.

    Comparing the 2007 to a 2003 will yield little of any value. There's
    virtually nothing that's the same on either car. Also consider that it's
    unlikely all of any particular car's design features will be exactly as
    you'd prefer. The best you can hope for is to have the manufacutrer act
    because you've made your opinion known to them. And believe me, they do
    listen to these things.

    Also, once the door is shut, the locks will again lock with the key in the
    ignition. At this point, the car assumes you're inside. For now, the best
    advice I can offer is to not leave the keys in the car. Furthermore, if
    the vehicle believes the key to be in the ignition, the remote won't work,
    so taking the remote with you isn't likely to be the solution, either.

    I agree there's something wrong with the car, and that you have a right to
    have it fixed. Unfortunately, finding the fix is likely to be costly to
    you in terms of time and inconvenience.

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    Edwin Pawlowski
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    "Pit's" <spamlister@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > good idea when at gas stations or any where to get into the habit of
    > taking the keys with you.Just in case some clown jumps in while you
    > are paying for the gas Groceries etc etc and takes off on a joy
    > ride .To me is a good bit of security that the car locks itself when
    > keys removed yours seem exceptionally touchy though


    I leave the car running while pumping gas and it has not locked on me. In
    the case of hte OP, it would be good practice to either remove the key or
    lower a window until some conclusive cause is found.

    As for going inside to pay, thee is a bit of security if you have the proper
    type of remote starter installed. With mine, I can hit the button on the
    fob and then remove the key and leave the engine (and AC or heat) running
    while you do into the store. You can lock hte doors if you want, but putting
    your foot on the brake without hte key in the "on" position kills
    everything.

    I really like the remote starter when temperatures are extreme in either
    direction.



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    irwell
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    Default Re: Door locked by itself - 2007 Sonata

    On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:02:12 GMT, "Edwin Pawlowski" <esp@snet.net>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Pit's" <spamlister@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> good idea when at gas stations or any where to get into the habit of
    >> taking the keys with you.Just in case some clown jumps in while you
    >> are paying for the gas Groceries etc etc and takes off on a joy
    >> ride .To me is a good bit of security that the car locks itself when
    >> keys removed yours seem exceptionally touchy though

    >
    >I leave the car running while pumping gas and it has not locked on me. In
    >the case of hte OP, it would be good practice to either remove the key or
    >lower a window until some conclusive cause is found.
    >
    >As for going inside to pay, thee is a bit of security if you have the proper
    >type of remote starter installed. With mine, I can hit the button on the
    >fob and then remove the key and leave the engine (and AC or heat) running
    >while you do into the store. You can lock hte doors if you want, but putting
    >your foot on the brake without hte key in the "on" position kills
    >everything.
    >
    >I really like the remote starter when temperatures are extreme in either
    >direction.
    >

    Isn't it breaking the law to leave an unattended vehicle with
    the engine running, either on the highway or a public place?

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    Pit's
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    Default Re: Door locked by itself - 2007 Sonata

    On Jan 30, 5:02 am, "Edwin Pawlowski" <e...@snet.net> wrote:
    > "Pit's" <spamlis...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > > good idea when at gas stations or any where to get into the habit of
    > > taking the keys with you.Just in case some clown jumps in while you
    > > are paying for the gas Groceries etc etc and takes off on a joy
    > > ride .To me is a good bit of security that the car locks itself when
    > > keys removed yours seem exceptionally touchy though

    >
    > I leave the car running while pumping gas and it has not locked on me. In
    > the case of hte OP, it would be good practice to either remove the key or
    > lower a window until some conclusive cause is found.
    >
    > As for going inside to pay, thee is a bit of security if you have the proper
    > type of remote starter installed. With mine, I can hit the button on the
    > fob and then remove the key and leave the engine (and AC or heat) running
    > while you do into the store. You can lock hte doors if you want, but putting
    > your foot on the brake without hte key in the "on" position kills
    > everything.
    >
    > I really like the remote starter when temperatures are extreme in either
    > direction.


    Ed that is illegal in OZ There lays the problem of posting to groups
    that are multi national.
    Illegal to leave keys in ignition at any time when the vehicle is
    unattended ( $200 fine in this state)
    Filling a vehicle with engine running
    and the fine is as per
    "What are the penalties for non-compliance?
    Answer: Maximum penalties provided on conviction for breaches of the
    Explosives and Dangerous Goods (Dangerous
    Goods Handling and Storage) Regulations 1992 are $50 000 or if the
    breach is a continuing one, $5 000 per day.
    These penalties apply to everybody including the licensee, console
    operator, mechanic and even the customers."

    But wait there is more another fine is just about to come into force
    This one is a Federal ping under urban pollution controls act
    Up to One mIllion dollars (although I think it is aimed more at large
    particle emitters than the normal fuel station customer)
    It gets worse now there are various toll free lines to Govt Depts and
    purpose is to Dobb in observed offenders

    So we here for all sorts of reasons take our keys -mainly though to
    deter the scum bags who delight in hopping in vehicles and buzzing
    off. More than not the vehicle is nearly always found wrapped around a
    tree or pole or bunt out

    We have had far too many instances where the scum have taken off with
    babies in the back and in a couple of tragic instances all died when
    the noddy lost control and crashed ------- Different eh :0

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    Mike Marlow
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    "Vic Garcia" <VicGar007@at-gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:479eb7e1$0$30036$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...

    > That's a new 'Feature', to teach people "NOT to leave the keys on the
    > ignition when they get out of the car. This is a major NO-NO, so Hyundai
    > is helping their customers. ;-)


    No - you've got it wrong. It's no major NO-NO to leave your keys in the car
    for such things as filling up the tank. That's only for the foolish people
    of the world. It's really the Korean version of a joke. Different sort of
    sense of humor and all...

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    Mike Marlow
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    "Pit's" <spamlister@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:b6eee6a6-3afb-4dcd-936d-1d2334426c83@d21g2000prf.googlegroups.com...

    > good idea when at gas stations or any where to get into the habit of
    > taking the keys with you.Just in case some clown jumps in while you
    > are paying for the gas Groceries etc etc and takes off on a joy
    > ride .To me is a good bit of security that the car locks itself when
    > keys removed yours seem exceptionally touchy though


    It's only a good idea if that's what you think is going to happen. Many of
    us don't live in areas where that is terribly likely, and many of us fill up
    at pumps where we simply put our card in, pump the gas and get back in the
    car. There are even some of us that can remember to take our keys out in
    areas where it is more advisable to do so.

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    Mike Marlow
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    Default Re: Door locked by itself - 2007 Sonata


    "irwell" <hook@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:5v5vp3pdrrifqp5s40ng1csvuvpp7tr6cg@4ax.com...

    > Isn't it breaking the law to leave an unattended vehicle with
    > the engine running, either on the highway or a public place?


    Depends on where you live.

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    irwell
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    Default Re: Door locked by itself - 2007 Sonata

    On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 18:26:48 -0500, "Mike Marlow"
    <mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net> wrote:

    >
    >"Pit's" <spamlister@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:b6eee6a6-3afb-4dcd-936d-1d2334426c83@d21g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >> good idea when at gas stations or any where to get into the habit of
    >> taking the keys with you.Just in case some clown jumps in while you
    >> are paying for the gas Groceries etc etc and takes off on a joy
    >> ride .To me is a good bit of security that the car locks itself when
    >> keys removed yours seem exceptionally touchy though

    >
    >It's only a good idea if that's what you think is going to happen. Many of
    >us don't live in areas where that is terribly likely, and many of us fill up
    >at pumps where we simply put our card in, pump the gas and get back in the
    >car. There are even some of us that can remember to take our keys out in
    >areas where it is more advisable to do so.



    Like this old guy who offered to buy us a cup
    of coffee if we gave him a lift to san Francisco,
    200 miles away!

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