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This afternoon my wife & daughter were out shopping here near Tampa--outside temp 'only' 93* today with real feel 108. They returned to the car, unlocked but did not remote start, & placed their packages in the hatch before sitting in the car & closing the doors. My wife tried to start the car & got the message others have gotten about the key fob not being recognized. They tried again to start the car &got the message again & could read enough before it disappeared to put the key fob in the center console. Then the doors LOCKED while the windows were up & they still couldn't start the car. I got a frantic call and was 15 minutes away so I raced out of the house with my jump starter (to either jump it or break the window or both). I was about to call them when I was halfway there to tell them to call 911 when they call me & said it finally started. When I got back home I did a search for the issue & it seems to be a lot more common for such a potentially serious & possibly life threatening issue than it should be, though with every similar issue I've read, no one was ever locked IN the car.