JoeS wrote:Had an 'interesting' experience: after I unlocked the iMiEV door with the key fob I then tossed the key fob onto the driver's seat through the open window... about 30 seconds later, the doors all locked themselves!
Many (most?) vehicles do this automatically. If you unlock the doors with a Fob, but you don't open a door, they relock everything 15 seconds later. This is a safeguard should somebody else's Fob with a similar code in a crowded parking lot unlock your doors, your car won't sit there unlocked. I *think* any car made in the last 15 or so years does this
On my Mercedes Sprinter based motorhome, the Fob unlocks the doors and also the walk in door . . . . but opening the walk in door doesn't reset things, so the van doors still relock 15 seconds later. Somebody noticed this and designed a hack with a magnetic switch for the walk in door tied into the passenger van door, so when you open the walk in door, it thinks the van door has been opened and that disables the relocking procedure