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    Default Re: Trapped in your car, could this happen to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by VARKIE View Post
    One more reason for owning a Defender😎😉
    What are the other two?
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    When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    What are the other two?
    Sure let’s hear the first two

    I’ve noticed that some latest models like the Velar have their external handles disappearing ( recessing) if in motion what could be the danger??
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    Quote Originally Posted by biltong View Post
    If you hit a curved window from the inside, it is quite doable - in particular for a non-laminated window.
    yes I got upset one day and had to replace a windscreen on a Hardbody
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    Because I do not trust all the electro-trickery, I keep a wheel spanner in my seat pouch. Just is case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    Johan, I didn't read the article, but as for the question in your OP, it CAN HAPPEN!

    As you know my wife has a Mini Countryman. Not long ago, she was at a meeting in Somerset West area, and as I needed something to be done in that area, I dropped her off and took her car to run my errands.

    On the way back to pick her up, literally a kilometer back from where I had to fetch herm the Mini gave one lurch, and died. I coasted to a stop, and she was dead as in dead. Couldn't unlock the car doors, couldn't open a window, nothing. I phoned a forumite in the area from whom I had picked up some Jeep parts, and he drove over to come help.

    Luckily the bonnet release is still mechanical by cable, and I could pop the hood for him. He fiddled and found the battery terminal was loose. My son and I had fitted some drive lights, and he had not properly tightened the fancy thingamabob terminal. Was an easy fix...

    ... but what if such a battery cable eroded off, or some relay/fuse had gone, or even a loose terminal like this, and it was a single person near nowhere?

    I do believe it's also the reason for the Kuga fire fatalities. Once the electrics go, there is no unlocking the car.
    That is why headrests can be removed. Use the steel feet and break drivers or any other window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    yes I got upset one day and had to replace a windscreen on a Hardbody
    And I did that to a KB 280 that rolled with me in it. Vehicle was lying on the one door with the other in the air. Windscreen was the easiest route out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris G View Post
    And I did that to a KB 280 that rolled with me in it. Vehicle was lying on the one door with the other in the air. Windscreen was the easiest route out
    Oh yes, apparently windscreens can be kicked out. I've heard of a guy who had to get his Golf 1's refitted after it got 'kicked out' in a moment of intense passion at the drive in or beach front the previous evening...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Slabbert View Post
    “Trapped” in his Cadillac for 14 hours, this 75 year old man nearly died.

    https://www.autoblog.com/2018/09/13/...-dead-battery/

    With the manual door release within arms reach right next to him. And then we wonder why aliens won’t contact us...

    Sarcasm aside, if it’s not obvious how to exit your vehicle, maybe make a point of ensuring the very young or very old knows how to do it the day they need to.

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    Default Re: Trapped in your car, could this happen to you?

    If the battery was flat he could not have got in. At 75 hes probably not buying green tomatos either.

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