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can't leave someone in the car?

At a little EV show-n-tell a couple of days ago I had a couple of people sitting in the car. I wandered off to talk to someone a few feet away (20 feet maybe) and the next thing I knew, my car-alarm was going off -- my Bolt had hysterics! the people in the car were really rattled. It would not shut up until I approached the driver's door and opened it in the usual way.

I am guessing this was all because I left them in the car and walked too far away while wearing the fob. but it seems a bit silly that the Bolt should object to people remaining in the car when the driver leaves for a few minutes -- how about passengers (kids for example) who stay in the car while the driver goes to the till at a petrol station? or hits the washroom?

Is this what's supposed to happen, or a brief malf? I'm not sure, but I think it wouldn't let them out -- I saw one of them fumbling with the door handle but not able to exit.
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Wonder if you had the 'delayed locking' feature enabled, and the system sensed movement which set off the vehicle security alarm.
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Wonder if you had the 'delayed locking' feature enabled, and the system sensed movement which set off the vehicle security alarm.
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Some setting is causing the alarm. I walk away from ours with passengers inside and no alarm. I even lock it and walk away with it on and the AC running if making a short stop on a 100-degree day.

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Leave the fob inside unless you fear that one of the passengers will drive the bolt away.

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Leave the fob inside unless you fear that one of the passengers will drive the bolt away.
Or injure themselves with the power windows.
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Or injure themselves with the power windows.
<grin!>

I find those power windows kind of frustrating -- seems ridiculously difficult to get them to go down to exactly the level I want. In that regard I miss manual winding-handles for windows, although of course having remote control of all windows from the pilot's seat is rather convenient. Is there some way to get them out of "automatic" mode so they just stop moving when I release the button?

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The power windows are frustrating, when you just need to crack them an inch; they'll go up and down a number of times until I can settle on a close approximation of what I had wanted.
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I find those power windows kind of frustrating -- Is there some way to get them out of "automatic" mode so they just stop moving when I release the button?
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Yes ! My wife isn't the brightest person in the world and is having trouble with the electric windows also. I wonder if there is a fix to convert the windows to the older "crank" style? It sure would make life easier. Since I mostly drive, only the passenger side would have to undergo the conversion...
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