So the other day we were pulling our 2011 Accord into a Costco parking lot. My wife was on the phone with my mom, and after I parked the car, I turned it off and we sat in the car for a few minutes to finish the conversation. Then when I tried to open the door to exit, the alarm starting honking and the doors could not be unlocked.
I drove the car to the far end of the lot, still honking. We tried repeatedly to turn the engine off and on. Eventually it did stop, but we were still locked in. I opened the door manually and then the alarm started again.
We also tried the panic button on the fob, but that didn’t help.
Eventually my wife tried holding down the panic button AND the unlock button, and that seemed to fix the alarm.
What the heck is this? Is something funny with the system or what? I’m afraid it’s going to happen again or maybe get worse. Is holding panic and unlock on the fob a real way to silence the alarm?