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      09-13-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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BMW kills 14 year old:

This is awful.

This BMW did not malfunction. The BMW central locking system worked as designed. The girl couldn't open the door.

Note to BMW: it won't be long before someone leaves their car on via comfort access and asphyxiates their entire family.

The BMW central locking system has worked this way for years.



Fox News:

14-year-old Calif. girl dies after apparently becoming trapped in car in school parking lot.

A 14-year-old California girl died in a high school parking lot after she apparently became trapped in her family car when the locking system possibly malfunctioned.
KMPH reports Graciela Martinez was found dead in the BMW 328i Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Madera South High School.
Police tell KMPH Graciela and her brother drove to school together, but Graciela stayed in the car when they arrived because she did not start class for another hour.


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      09-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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That's very unfortunate, I can sympathize with that story.
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      09-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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That link is messed up. Here's one:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/13...car-in-school/
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This story is really tragic. I really sympathize with the family and the girl's brother. It is simply wrong, regardless of make that a car cannot be opened from the inside. You would think that these things need to be "fail safe".
As a father, I have made sure my kids know that they always take priority over the car and, in such a situation, they shouldn't worry about trying to break the window (as apparently the poor girl unsuccessfully tried).
I don't understand though how nobody in the school parking lot noticed something was not right. It's so sad.
Last thing, although I think car makers should be doing "the right thing" to avoid similar instances in future. However, I'm not planning on waiting for them and will try to make sure all the cars in the family have something in the govebox that can break the window.
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Tragic, although I disagree with the title of this thread. Never leave someone alone in a car and yes every car should have a glass breaking device in the glove compartment. If the car has a folding rear seat, kids should be educated on how to release the seat and crawl back into the trunk and use the inside trunk release.
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Tragic, although I disagree with the title of this thread. Never leave someone alone in a car and yes every car should have a glass breaking device in the glove compartment. If the car has a folding rear seat, kids should be educated on how to release the seat and crawl back into the trunk and use the inside trunk release.
Unfortunately the fold down handle for the rear seats can only be accessed from the outside of the car via the trunk. I have no idea why BMW designed it this way but it sure seems flawed.
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Why didn't the car alarm go off?

The BMW didn't kill anyone. Stupidity on the part of the person who left the girl in the car did.
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I don't understand: how was she trapped? Double pull on the handle even after the car is locked with the remote or comfort access.
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      09-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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I don't understand: how was she trapped? Double pull on the handle even after the car is locked with the remote or comfort access.
Yeah, have but if you don't have the key you can be double locked in the car.
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I don't understand: how was she trapped? Double pull on the handle even after the car is locked with the remote or comfort access.
BMWs locking system works where if you lock a passanger from outside the car, there is NO way to open the locks on the inside of the car. Unlock button/double pulling the door handle does nothing. Only way to get out as far as I know is to break the window out.
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