Child door lock safety with no one sitting in the front and keyfob in the car
- XC90: 2nd row: front facing car seat installed in the middle and rear facing car seat in the right seat.
- Electronic Child door locks activated on both left And right rear doors. There are no manual mechanical independent child door locks for each left and right rear door (source: Volvo owner's manual)
- Front row: seat adjusters, door handles, and lock/window controls cannot be reached from the 2nd row.
- OP enters 2nd row left seat to buckle child in middle front facing car seat and left rear door swings closed (tight garage).
- Both rear doors and rear windows cannot be opened with the OPs key fob in-hand when the child door locks are activated (source: Volvo owners manual.)
- OP uses cell phone to call someone in the house to open the doors from the outside.
- Many posting how easy it is to climb from the 2nd row to the front row seats in their own car.
2016+ Volvo XC90 Escape Challenge from 2nd row to front row seats:
- OP open challenge for an average male build to video record their successful climb from the 2nd row to the front row in any 2016+ XC90 (other than the OP's) . OP to donate $100 to the successful escapee's charity of choice.
- PM the OP directly to accept the challenge.
- Child door locks on
- Car is OFF
- No one in either front seats
- Adult enters in and sits in rear seat with keyfob (key fob is not defective and has full batteries) to buckle child in car seat in the centre.
- Rear Door closes behind adult (due to tight garage)
Rear door cannot open from the inside, even with keyfob inside of the car with the adult in the rear seat.
Rear doors can only be open from the outside or if the adult is small enough to be able to climb to the front seats and open one of the front doors.
Is this 'safety' feature on all manufacturers or just a select few (e.g. Volvo)?