Risk of Injury - Automatic locking

ChrisPidwell

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There is a serious risk of injury when the automatic central locking on an E270 W211 is activated.

Whilst pulling away yesterday, with the windows down, my wife had her arm resting on the door / window area. As the cars speed increased the auto locking kicked in and locked all the doors.

The locking button on the passenger side (under my wifes arm) withdrew into the door taking with it a portion of my wives flesh. She instinctively pulled the arm upward leaving a very nasty bruise.

Ofcourse I immediately pulled over (not) and rendered first aide (laughed).

Seriously this must have hurt a bl**dy lot.

Be warned, beware.
 

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Move her seat forward they she cannot do it:D
 

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She shouldn't be posing and turn the a/c on. :). I once heard that mercedes were sued by some family, who's son was playing with the tailgate lock on a 124 est and it "bit" his finger. ouch. :(
 

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There's a serious risk of injury having your arm where it could fly out of the open window.
 

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Was there any damage to the lock button or door trim? :)
 

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Sounds like a feak accident as merc buttons are flat edged so shouldn't normally be able to grip or catch anything on their way down.


I thought I was the only one who'd had this happen. Caught my arm on the passenger side as the wife drove off, just a nasty little nip really, but possible even with a Merc button :Oops:
 

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Well no way to do that on an SL as the buttons are too far back and no way that they could nip you
 

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Thats the trouble with Bingo wings!

Seriously though, I did trap my finger when my boot lid "clean fingers plate" closed and it was painful.
 

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Seriously though, I did trap my finger when my boot lid "clean fingers plate" closed and it was painful.

i always wonder about those, i nearly trapped mine a few times - they don't hang about either.
 
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Thats the trouble with Bingo wings!

Seriously though, I did trap my finger when my boot lid "clean fingers plate" closed and it was painful.

My wife says "finally, it has taken 11 replies to state the obvious need for more frequent visits to the gym."

Case closed.
 


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