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Ford S-Max "Anti Hijack" auto locking?

Ford S-Max "Anti Hijack" auto locking?

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michaeljclark

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610 posts

138 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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I've taken delivery of a 2010 facelifted S-Max Titanium X Sport

With my previous cars, they had an Anti Hijack feature whereby once the car was moving past 5MPH all the doors locked automatically.

The Sales guy at the dealership (Ford) says it can't be done as it's no longer a feature
Ford say take it to the dealership and get them to took it up to the "computer" to see (even with the Reg & VIN their computer couldn't tell me) as they THINK it's there!

Anyone with a 2010 S-Max have this feature (and have it switched on)? - Or anyone here that works for Ford that knows?

Mike

Shaw Tarse

26,016 posts

110 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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It probably won't help but you could try the link in this thread http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Defcon5

5,190 posts

98 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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Is there a real risk of you being hijacked?

I just think they wear out your lock mechanism

michaeljclark

Original Poster:

610 posts

138 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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Defcon5 said:
Is there a real risk of you being hijacked?
Probably not, but it would be nice to have it switched on if it exists

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A visit to the sealers I think!

Dave_ST220

9,421 posts

112 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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I activated it on my 220 with a load of button pressing combinations, I'll see if I can dig out the procedure as it would be worth trying??
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5potTurbo

5,803 posts

75 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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On this occasion, your dealer's correct.
Ford disabled the possibility to lock all doors when the car's moving a few years ago, fearing lawsuits in case passengers couldn't get out of a car when involved in a RTA.

This has been discussed on www.smaxownersclub.com in years past. (I'm an Admin on the Forum)


DanielC4GP

2,598 posts

58 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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Defcon5 said:
Is there a real risk of you being hijacked?

I just think they wear out your lock mechanism
The auto-locking in my old 307 saved me from being pulled out of my car. I had the window open though so instead I just got my teeth caved in and the door handle pulled off.

michaeljclark

Original Poster:

610 posts

138 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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5potTurbo said:
On this occasion, your dealer's correct.
Ford disabled the possibility to lock all doors when the car's moving a few years ago, fearing lawsuits in case passengers couldn't get out of a car when involved in a RTA.

This has been discussed on www.smaxownersclub.com in years past. (I'm an Admin on the Forum)
Thanks for the info

I'd noticed the smax forum, I will be joining shortly!

Fetchez la vache

4,734 posts

121 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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That's just typical. The wife's Seat Leon has this, and I always thought it was a good idea..

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

111 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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Where as i live somewhere civilised and i would think autolocking would be bloody annoying

Lucas Ayde

1,072 posts

75 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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thinfourth2 said:
Where as i live somewhere civilised and i would think autolocking would be bloody annoying
Yes, you never know when you might need to jump out of your moving car.

Defcon5

5,190 posts

98 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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Lucas Ayde said:
Yes, you never know when you might need to jump out of your moving car.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MPRmOUxRMY

mat205125

15,267 posts

120 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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DanielC4GP said:
Defcon5 said:
Is there a real risk of you being hijacked?

I just think they wear out your lock mechanism
The auto-locking in my old 307 saved me from being pulled out of my car. I had the window open though so instead I just got my teeth caved in and the door handle pulled off.
yikes

Where was this???

andrewrob

2,597 posts

97 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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mat205125 said:
DanielC4GP said:
Defcon5 said:
Is there a real risk of you being hijacked?

I just think they wear out your lock mechanism
The auto-locking in my old 307 saved me from being pulled out of my car. I had the window open though so instead I just got my teeth caved in and the door handle pulled off.
yikes

Where was this???
http://www.monkeyworld.org/

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

111 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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Lucas Ayde said:
thinfourth2 said:
Where as i live somewhere civilised and i would think autolocking would be bloody annoying
Yes, you never know when you might need to jump out of your moving car.
I thought that it only locked the doors and you had to unlock them before you could get out.

if it unlocks them when you stop then its basically only protecting against car jackers on roller skates

DanielC4GP

2,598 posts

58 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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mat205125 said:
DanielC4GP said:
Defcon5 said:
Is there a real risk of you being hijacked?

I just think they wear out your lock mechanism
The auto-locking in my old 307 saved me from being pulled out of my car. I had the window open though so instead I just got my teeth caved in and the door handle pulled off.
yikes

Where was this???
Leeds, Burley Road, got the guy arrested though and he did 4 months in jail for it.

jon1980

31 posts

58 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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There is an S-Max Owners Club ???? Got to love the internet type

Arun_D

2,042 posts

102 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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5potTurbo said:
On this occasion, your dealer's correct.
Ford disabled the possibility to lock all doors when the car's moving a few years ago, fearing lawsuits in case passengers couldn't get out of a car when involved in a RTA.

This has been discussed on www.smaxownersclub.com in years past. (I'm an Admin on the Forum)
That's right. It was still possible when I collected my RS in Sep '09, but not too long after that, members on Focus RS owners club said they were being told it could't be done anymore an the option was no longer available on the dealer software.

Renault (and others) made it easier by making it a customer activated feature, all you had to do to activate was hold the door lock button for 5secs or so.

Perd Hapley

1,719 posts

80 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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Can't speak for the Ford system, but on both Renault and VWs versions the doors lock when you pass a certain speed (about 5/6mph) but you can open them with the interior handle at any time. They do not unlock every time you stop (like a black cab). They stay locked at traffic lights etc.

I like the feature, it's unobtrusive.

Arun_D

2,042 posts

102 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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Yep, exactly the same thing