Originally Posted by aiminspects2001
Why the hell can you open the door while in gear and moving? I was able to grab her arm and keep her inside, but I nearly had a heart attack.
Can anybody tell me if the doors can be made to stay locked and not open from the inside while moving?
1) This is how cars have been made since 1912. While I am sympathetic to your situation, I am frankly astounded at the number of people who were surprised at this.
2) If you actually want to make it impossible to open the door from the inside EVER (which in a normal situation is more dangerous than the alternative) then it could certainly be done. Disconnecting the inside handle would be a 30 min job for any competant mechanic.
If you wanted to make it impossible to open the door from the inside while it is locked, this again is probably possible but would take a bit more effort. As noted the issue is that many doors "unlock" when you pull on the door handle.
Child safety locks are just that, for child safety, and they're on the back seats and intended to stop SMALL children from accidentally unlocking the rear doors.