XLR Owner Gets Locked In His Car

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  1. danbrennan

    danbrennan Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Mar 13, 1999
    Brighton, MI
    I liked "it was too steamy in the car from the heat and moisture from his screaming inside.":)


    Peter Pyros of Cleveland, Ohio decided to take his rarely driven 2006 Cadillac XLR for a short drive to prep it before winter set in.

    Unfortunately, when Pyros got in the car, and shut the door, the door locked, but the key fob battery was dead and wouldn’t unlock the door.

    For nearly 14 hours, Pyros struggled to stay alive in the car in the 70 degree plus weather, passing out a couple times, but coming to only to continue struggling to get out of the car.

    Punching and kicking the windows out didn’t work. Luckily, a next door neighbor heard him pounding on the car, jumped the fence and called 911. The emergency personnel tried several times to open the doors, but failed. They finally popped the hood and jumped the car, thus freeing Pyros from his prison.

    “It was the most horrifying experience you can imagine,” he said Monday in a phone interview with The Washington Post. “I accepted, at some point, that this is how I’m going to die.”

    GM issued a statement Monday stating that “any vehicle or key fob can lose power” and “that risk can increase as the vehicle ages.”

    “Manufacturers provide a way to manually unlock the doors if the vehicle or fob loses power,” it said. “Because this varies by make and model, drivers should review the Door Lock section of their owner’s manual so they will know what to do.”

    “In the case of the XLR, there is a door release handle located on the floor, next to each seat.”

    Pyros said that he wasn’t aware there was an emergency release lever on the floor, and even if he had read the owner’s manual, it was too steamy in the car from the heat and moisture from his screaming inside.
  2. camarochevy1970

    camarochevy1970 Veteran Member

    Jan 23, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA
    it's like a c6 corvette, literally a big handle by the seat, that I am pretty sure has glow in the dark writing on it to show what it is for!
  3. The Champ

    The Champ Veteran Member

    Sep 14, 2000
    It wasn't steamy in the car when he got in and realized that he the key fob didn't work. Instead of screaming he should have been reading.

    2 minutes, spent at the time he realized his predicament, would have saved him 14 hours of pain, suffering and pondering death.
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  4. camarochevy1970

    camarochevy1970 Veteran Member

    Jan 23, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA
    this is the release, like how do you not know that is right there?

  5. goofnrox

    goofnrox Veteran Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    Grand Rapids, MI , USA
    That is one dirty Caddy...
  6. dcozzi

    dcozzi Veteran Member

    May 1, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
  7. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Some people are too stupid
  8. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Evansville, In.
    Both my current Cadillac Escalade and the 5 series BMW I swapped for it wouldn't let you open the doors if the lock button is engaged. That's one of those "features" car companies tend to put in cars.
  9. 1980RS

    1980RS Veteran Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    I worked at GM and Hyundai for 25 years, there are a lot of stupid people out there that never see how stuff works on their new car or truck. Just pathetic.
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  10. bourbon_scotch

    bourbon_scotch Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    why is the door unlock on the floor again? funny they would put it there? wonder what genious thought that one up?

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