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Stupid Usability #40

Ford Fiesta Auto locks

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 4/3/2014

From the mind of Peter Serzo, VP of Consulting Services at High Monkey:

I have a Ford Fiesta:

One of the BEST usability features on most Ford’s these days (The Fiesta has it) is NO gas cap. Awesome.  You don’t know how convenient this is until you have it.
However, I do have one big beef in usability and it has to do with the automatic locks.

First of all as you can see, the locking and unlocking mechanism is on the center console underneath the radio.  It took me a while to get used to this and I did. However, it is the actual functionality of unlocking / locking that drives me crazy even after 4 years!
When the car is in park and you are in it and want to let a passenger in – you have to press that center console TWICE in order for the door to open. How crazy is that? I am not alone – here is the same complaint from someone else:

Other than that, I love the gas mileage.

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