Complete lock out

Asked by Feb 02, 2017 at 03:59 AM about the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It all started with a kiss (lol)... I bent over to kiss my wife while the key fob was
in my pocket. Doing so accidently pressed the panic button, and there my
problems began. I pressed the panic button again to disarm the alarm which
worked. However, the car is in lockdown now. I tried restarting with the start
button. No luck.  Then i pulled the button out and inserted the key to start it
that way. I turned it to start and... nothing. When I turned the key back to the
off position it turned but the car will not release the key out. Its being held
hostage in the ignition.  ...needless to say neither the remote nor the dash
button will release the trunk to access the battery.  When i crawled in the back
seat to pass through the seatback, i realized the storage bin/grocery bag
holder is assembled there and apparently cant be removed from the back
seat side. Oh, I forgot to mention --- even with the clutch in and the tranny in
neutral, the wheels are all locked as well. I cant even push the car.  HELP!  
Any advice???

2 Answers

100,425

Jus have it towed to the (I'm sorry to say) dealership, the security system has the rig in total lockdown mode and only the dealer can get it out. It was a good thing that you couldn't get to the battery, cause if you did and unhooked it you would have wiped out the factory presets in the BCM and that would have added more trouble than you already had. Make sure that the dealer has all of the keys and fobs you have for the vehicle so they can make sure they are all synced with the vehicle. Bummer man.

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52,105

It was a damned good thing it was only a kiss. Who know what might have happened if .........., never mind.

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