Unless you have the deluxe keyless ignition and you have the fob in your pocket.Sure doesn't work when that anti-thief LED is flashing,
Mine honks and unlocks if I try. But I can see how that can be a problem with other models.Still the easiest car I have owned that is positivity to lock myself out of.
Sounds like the connector wasn't pushed in all the way, how would you like a job putting connectors together all day? Bound to slip up once or twice.I have a 2012. I had mine fixed, it was the wiring harness for the switch.