The other day I was at the gas station with my son filling up his "new to him" BMW. When I returned to my car it was locked, key fob INSIDE the car in my purse on passenger seat. At first I thought if I touched the locking activator on the door handle it would unlock. No luck. I tried the driver's door. No luck.
Frantic I called the Audi dealership hoping that someone could provide me with my car key code (I have it stored in Evernote but my phone was also locked inside the car). Fortunately I could use my son's phone or I would have been completed stranded because the gas station attendant told me their phone was not for public use.
The Audi dealer receptionist, although extremely apologetic, was of no help whatsoever aside from telling me to call Audi Roadside Assistance (ARA). I asked if they would get into the car "the old fashioned way" (i.e., Slim Jim, coat hanger) and she said she didn't know.
I then called both AAA and Audi roadside assistance. The former would take 15 minutes to arrive, the latter 45 minutes! While waiting for emergency roadside assistance the salesman called me and was rather adamant that I had to have pushed the "lock" button from inside the car before closing it. I was certain I hadn't; not that I've never done that before but not since my early 20s (I'm now in my early 50s) and certainly never without going "Doh!".
AAA came and opened it up using a coat hanger (i.e., creating enough of an opening in the passenger door with some compression device to get a coat hanger in and pull the door handle). The alarm went off which I also thought was odd because the key was near the vehicle.
Obviously I cancelled ARA, subconsciously grateful for my AAA membership if ARA would typically take 3 times longer!
The very next day I get into my car and, thinking I had forgotten my phone inside my office, sat in my car while searching through my purse and briefcase. As I was sitting there the car just locked, I didn't touch the door lock button nor the lock on the key fob. Naturally when I opened the door the alarm went off again.
Has anyone experienced something similar?