Keys Locked In Your Vehicle?

My Buick - My 2005 Buick LeSabre equipped with OnStar a live saving tool.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
October 12, 2007 2:42pm CST
Okay admit it everyone that's locked their keys in their vehicle be it running or you had just parked it. I myself have never done this luckily. But...... I went to Tires OPlus a few months ago and the mechanic returned after a few minutes. He had a look of simay on his face. I was sure he was going to tell me I needed some serious work done on my 2 year old Buick. But nooooo. HAHAHA! he said, "Mr. Olson I am really sorry. Do you have another key to your car? Seems I locked the door accidently with the keys in the ignition." I laughed. I didn't have a spare key with me and I was about 5 miles from home where the other key is. Well the great thing is that I have OnStar. I called their toll free number, gave them my security code number. In about 15 seconds they hit a button on their computer and my doors were unlocked. I love my OnStar. So how did you handle the keys being locked inside your car? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
13 Oct 07
Luckily for me I have an AMA membership so whenever I need any kind of roadside assistance they come a provide it free of charge. They sent a locksmith and opened my doors for me, it took nearly an hour for them to get there but it was free, whereas me calling someone would have cost me money and taken about the same amount of time. If anyone had been home at my house I would have called and got them to bring my extra keys but no one was there, so AMA it is. They really are a great service.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I've heard of AAA but what does AMA stand for?
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@resuab (265)
• United States
13 Oct 07
hey webeishere, thats awesome. i personally don't have on star, and yes i have locked my keys in the car, and its always been at important times and its been a real pain. the first time this happened was at a mall parking lot. we just came out with a bunch of stuff and found out that the key was locked in the car. since on star wasn't available we had to think of a way to open it on the stop considering the other key was like 20 miles away. we ended up calling AAA, because all our efforts failed :0 and they pulled out their fancy gadget and opened up the doors.
@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
12 Oct 07
LOL I ve done this more then once lets see the first time it was a BIG winter storm and I was cleaning the snow off my car standing in like 1 feet of snow and a started my car and then shut the door and it locked on me, the second time I was cleaning out my car in my garage and I had both the spear set of keys and the regular keys in there for some strange reason and I locked them in there, the last time I did it I was going to take my son to school and he did not want to go he locked my keys in the car and the house was also locked had to call AAA to have them break into my car
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Oct 07
More than once? My gawdddd give me your car keys. NOW!!! HAHAHAHA!! \HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
12 Oct 07
LOL yep good thing it was not all in one year
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
13 Oct 07
Several years ago with my previous car I accidentially locked the door and not only the key was inside but also the dog, the windows were up and it was very hot! A friend, also a dog owner drove me home in his car, I found the spare key, we drove back to the woods where my car was parked and did free the dog. Oh boy, this was exiting! Happy mylotting!
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• United States
14 Oct 07
My dog locks my doors on ocassion too. it's so frustrating. I make sure I don't close the door till there's a person in.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
12 Oct 07
Yep I have done this...more than once. I think Onstar is a great thing! I had a rare day off of work without my hubby. I thought what a great day to go rock hunting on a lovely beach. Of course I like to drive so the beach that was a few blocks away was no good! I drive 45mins out of town find a parking spot at the end of the beach. I grab my rock bag and purse and exit the vehicle. Just as I was pushing the door shut it occurred to me the keys were in the ignition and it was too late, slam! Luckily I had my cell phone and we own a taxi. It only took the driver an hour to get me keys and deliver them to me, the downside is the whole fleet new what an idiot I was! I still get the occasional tease!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Yeah I love my OnStar a lot. I've used it for calling 911 for accidents and drunk drivers I've witnessed. Why is it we recall the keys being inside just as the door closes but not yet tightly closed? HAHAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
13 Oct 07
Not only did it happen to me, but on one of the coldest days in Chicago. lol Last year my husband and I were going shopping at Best Buy. When I pulled in a parking spot I had forgotten I had some money on my lap that I had gotten from the cash station. (I know I should of never had it on my lap) When I opened the door the wind started to blow the money out the door. I got up really fast to catch the money that started to blow away and bumped the door and it closed. The keys were in the car, on the seat. I guess I dropped the keys when I went to get the money. My husband usually has his keys but didn't that day. So we were standing in the parking lot freezing with the keys locked inside. We ended up calling a lock smith after tring everything else first. The cost was $65.00. That was the one and only time I ever left my keys in the car.:P I'm thinking of getting Onstar. I didn't think it was that easy to use.
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• United States
13 Oct 07
LOL the last car I had a little Nissan i think I locked the keys in it 3 tiems and the same neghboe got it open with a coat hanger all three times. thank God for helpful, understanding neighbors!!!
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@ssf12ster (489)
• India
13 Oct 07
dear grandpa, i left keys in car and lockd it some time back.next i called the keymaker through my mobile which i had saved his number.he came opened the lock and it was embarassing in front of other who asked me if was meddling there.i told them shw stupid i could be if was meddling with my own car.then he chared me 10 US$ for the lock.i went home brought the new key in a tuk tuk and then satrted my car. the key which he tried with was scruffy and broken almost becos of twisting. then on anotehr day i went 14 ms up and don to get the key from home.that was a god joy ride.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I have done this on more than one occasion unfortunately. Once, I borrowed my parents car to go to work at the mall when I was a teen, in my hurry to get there, I locked the keys in the car. I didn't get off of work until after midnight, both my parents went to sleep early and I had to call them to bring me a key to open the door. Oh, lets just say I still haven't lived that one down. On another occasion, my daughter and I were in a hurry to get groceries to prepare for my brother in law and his wife's arrival and it of course was raining! We got out of the car and as I slammed my door shut my daughter screamed mommy you left the keys in there! Thank goodness I had my cell phone and could call my husband (who is now my ex-husband) to bring his key to Publix and open the door. He came to save the day on his Harley, soaking wet and in poor humor hahahaha!
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 07
I have not experience this before, thank God for that. But I have seen someone who has locked his keys in the ignition. Lucky for him, he didn't quite wind up his car windows so with his skinny hands he managed to take his keys.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
12 Oct 07
It didn't happen to me , but to my man.we were traveling from Florida to mAryland when over tire hit something and we have seen the car is driving crazy.So we stop in the closest gass station to ask for the closest car fix place.I don't know if my man was so in stress , but he locked the keys in the car.We have a convertable car, so he went to to gas station store and ask them for a hanger.It was really easy to get to the car and open the door.we had really luck.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
14 Oct 07
I've done this 2 times in the last 3 years :( both times were when I still had my Lincoln and the doors auto locked when you closed the door no matter what. 1st time I was at Lowes and had started the car to open the sunroof (ok I admit I hauled 2X4s by them sticking out of the roof). That time I climbed up on the cart, leaned in the roof and retreived my spare keys from my purse which was also in the car. The second time I was being a Good Samaritan and stopped in the middle of the road to offer help to a young girl who's car had stalled. Yep there my car sat, running and locked right in the road. This time luckily spare keys were at home and a neighbor happened by after a few minutes of panic. He gave me a ride to the house and back to my car.
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• United States
13 Oct 07
I did this once and the car was running. I don't know what I was thinking but obviously it wasn't about the car at all. I had a spare key in my wallet. I always have a spare key somewhere and I was lucky that day that I didn't lock my purse in the car or I would have really been in trouble.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
14 Oct 07
Yes, I have locked my car keys in my car a number of times. I have solved this problem by keeping a spare set hidden away in a little compartment in my hand bag. A few weeks ago, one of the swimming coaches locked her keys in her car. It was latish at night & very dark. We spent a while fiddling around with hercar trying to break in. Finally she called the RAA & even they had trouble getting into her car, although finally managed. This women was getting into quite a panic, as she had meant to be home much earlier.