I locked my '98 Outback with the remote, but when I came back to my car, the remote didn't operate. When I used the key to open the door and tried to start the car the alarm went off. After a while it stopped but then would start again and stop again for the next half hour. AAA said to use the key to lock and unlock the door 2 times but that didn't work. Both the starter and the gear shift were disabled. After about a half hour I tried the remote again and I heard the door locks operate. Then I was able to start the car and drive away. Is there a simpler way to handle this situation?