Hi. Thanks for the note. I'll try the button on the overhead ceiling panel. However the handbook states the motion sensor will reset after 5 mins. So that's why I didn't use it.As Turnup says the car shouldn't lock, unless you unlocked the car without opening the door. You could leave the key with the passenger or press the switch that disarms motion sensor (middle switch on the ceiling of the car).
The OH locked the door for security, not with her fob as it is in her handbag, so the fob is also in the car, then the as alarm went off. Couldn't stop the alarm and couldn't unlock the door.As stated earlier. If you walk away from the unlocked car with the keyfob it shouldn't lock.
If it does then there's a problem.
The only time it auto locks is if you have unlocked it and not opened a door within about 30 seconds.
Did your passenger lock it from inside?
Trurnup, agreed it doesn't if you are locking from the outside, either on the outside door button or with the fob, the car won't lock. But that is not what is happening in this case.Niether fob will not lock the car while one of them is inside the car.
Thanks for you're outline which is correct and also for the confirmation of the use of the alarm cancel button. It was the 5 minute reset detailed in the handbook which confused me.So to fully understand the situation - you stop the car, switch of the engine off (I assume) and walk away from the car without locking it. Your wife, who is inside the car with the other fob present, decides to lock the door by pressing the interior lock button. The car locks, but after a few minutes the alarm sounds.
To me that is what I would expect the car would do. The car has been locked and the interior motion sensor has activated and detected motion, as a consequence the alarm has sounded. The presence of the other fob is immaterial.
We use the disarm interior/motion function on ferry crossings, to prevent the alarm from operating if there is any ship movement, and some of those crossings have been overnight - way longer than 5 minutes.