- Apr 10, 2020
- Reaction score
- Your Mercedes
- SLK 200, July 2011, 1.8 blue efficiency,
I had the misfortune to have the battery fail. So I used the key to open the door and got in to release the bonnet but the door closed behind me. At that point I became locked in my car and could not open the door due to no power in the system. What stupid Engineer came up with such a dangerous idea is beyond me and Mercedes should be banned from selling cars if they think that this is a good design feature. It is potentially lethal and must never, ever be used. I had had to phone my father to come and connect a charger to the battery to provide sufficient power for me to open the car door since I was stuck in my garage. Any cars should be able to be opened mechanically from the inside with no hindrance in the event of an accident, to have to have a power source to enable the system to open the door is stupidity beyond the extreme.