This past weekend I found out something quite interesting about my BMW. The following story was funny at the time, but now that I think about it, it's pretty serious. After leaving a wedding with a few friends, we stopped at a bar on the way home. My friend "Lenny" (who had been drinking a lot) fell asleep in the back seat. When we got to the bar, I tried to get him out but his wife said he was fine and to just leave him in the car. After about 20 minutes in the bar, the bartender came over to our table and told Lennys wife that Lenny called and wanted her. At first we didn't believe him, but after going back and forth, we figured he wasn't joking. I gave Lennys wife the keys and she went out to see what he wanted (we figured he was sick and puking). When they came back into the bar, Lenny was as white as a ghost and drenched with sweat. I guess he woke up and tried to get out of the car, but the doors didn't open. He even tried the front doors and they didn't open either. Since I originally was planning on getting him out of the car when we got to the bar, I didn't leave a window cracked and Lenny got very panicky and hot. It was actually quite an amusing story (especially since no one got really hurt), but I just checked and realized that when you lock the doors from the key (the button that locks all the doors), you can't open the doors at all. The only way is to hit the unlock door button which is on the console near the shifter. If you didn't know the car (as Lenny did), you'd never know where this button is and you'd be stuck in the car. Now I know that locking someone in the car isn't something I normally do, but the .001% chance of this happening DID happen to me and my friend. Has anyone else run into this before? Is there a way to disable it? Why do they do it that way? Pretty scary for Lenny, but for the rest of us it was hysterical.