What is the need to have it de-programmed? Safety?redlight_005 said:Had service manager contact GM engineers. I specifically asked TWICE before purchasing to make sure that the door locking function could be turned totally off. I have to provide a letter stating that I want this feature re-programmed due to work, etc. They first tried to tell me that it couldnt be done. I know for a fact that it can be. Will let you know how it works out.
Do not have kids and that's what the child safety locks are for. If I want to lock the doors, I will lock them. I do not need to have my vehicle locking me in all the time. Ever pull out of your garage, parking spot, etc. to allow someone in and guess what??? You have to unlock the door. You think it's a "safety" feature to have the doors locked all the time? Explain the safety in that.....I can tell you that it doesn't help us emergency responders get to victims any quicker. Plain and simple, just another freedom being taken away. The park assist is a safety feature, and that can be disabled.....All that needs to be done is a re-program. Not hard to due, had it done on my Silverado.SnowItch said:Good question, I was wondering the same thing.
I remember once as a small child (probably 6-7) that I was curious what would happen and opened the door of a moving car. Would have fallen out if it wasn't for the quick reflexes of my older brother. I wouldn't even think of turning off the option with kids in the car.
Cruise Control: taking away your right to be an annoying dead foot driverRoesterman said:I hear ya!
Automatic transmission: just taking away your right to shift
Intermitent wipers: taking away your right to wipe when you want
Power windows: taking your right away to crank the handle
Seat belts: taking away the right to fly out the window
Oh please, dont tell me you do any type of engineering for a living! Come on that was a pretty funny vid tho. I'll give you that! As far as seatbelts saving you, sure do. All the time? Nope. When it's your time, it's your time. Never heard of the Onstar unlocking of doors. You would probably have to be subscribed to even have that feature, no? Which, there it is again, another safety OPTION that you would subscribe to. Cheddar11, you can still unlock your doors manually after you put the car in drive right? Insurance companies are not going to fight against you. There's MILLIONS of cars that dont have this safety feature right? I'm sure they're still insured.Roesterman said:Keeping doors locked adds to structural integrity during a crash.
Well if something is a proven fact, 100%, then by all means it should be standard. You can say that they save far more lives, but that cannot be proven either. There's no way to prove it either way. Regardless if you choose to wear your seatbelt or not, it still should be a choice on your part. Do I wear mine? Yes, but am I going to say that everyone else should be forced to do the same? Nope.SnowItch said:Quote for me where I ever said they saved lives all of the time. I didn't. I said that seat belts save lives far more than they take lives. I challenge for you to prove that isn't true.
Ok so now you prove to me that the 63% killed would have been saved IF they were wearing a seat belt......SnowItch said:Bull! You're making things up now. There are thousands of studies down with crash test dummies that prove without a doubt that seatbelts save lives.
Again, I challenge YOU to present proof otherwise.
A simple google search.
Ah at least we're starting to think outside the box and not believing everything we read or are told. I see it first hand as well. Airbags can be turned off as well. Have fun with trying to sue and proving that it was with malicious intent that the doors were unlocked (which could be unlocked manually anyway after put in gear) and that's why you were injured. You wont win and that kind of person would not be in my car anyways!cheddar11 said:A have a few law enforcement friends and they say from experience that the seatbelt issue is about 50/50. Half the time the seatbelt actually causes the injury than the actual collision. Mainly internal bleeding that cannot be immediately diagnosed. This has to do with the tension and force put on the body. But it all depends on the type of collision. I'm not saying people shouldn't wear one and they DO save lives, but they also cause almost as many injuries.
Redlight, in regards to your insurance comment, I agree that there are cars that don't have this feature and are still insured, but you are talking about DISABLING a safety feature that is factory standard. How would this be any different if you disabled your airbags and got into a front end collision? I would sue your a** off if I was injured due to a standard safety feature that you disabled to feed your ego. It's called negligence and you can be sure that I would win.