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Last night going out I asked my husband to drop me off in front of the restaurant because my leg was hurting. I didn't think about the fact that the keys were in my purse. So I get out, the RL starts beeping, apparently my husband doesn't know to stop because the truck is scolding you and he drove away to park the truck. I chased him so yeah, my leg is really jacked up today. Thing is I didn't know if it let you go so far and then turns off, waits till you park, stop, whatever. He got about 50ft away from me before I caught up with him.

So how far can you get from the fob and what happens at that point? I know if you are parked it will turn itself off but that is about it.
 

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I want to know this too! All I know is that I can leave the truck running on one side of the driveway, and take my keys with me and repark my other car without the truck shutting off. But that's maybe only 40 feet away. Maybe I should start the truck and see how far I can make it down the driveway. LOL
 

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Been their done that on other push to start cars. You can drive across America as there is no distance. Only issue is once you shut her down you you will not be able to start it again since you have no key.

Think about it for a minute IF they did shut down without notice. Major safety issue!
 

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Same issues with toyota. I believe there is a warning on the dash( i think on cars only with smart entry) that says no key is present but it will go until you shut it off.

I think there should be a very loud audible beep(s) if a key is not detected when car is put into D. I know with toyota there is a key not detected/key battery low icon on most of our cars now days and that means the battery is dieing and the car is having troubles communicationg. Im sure there can be a way around being able to drive off without the key.
 

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Been their done that on other push to start cars. You can drive across America as there is no distance. Only issue is once you shut her down you you will not be able to start it again since you have no key.

Think about it for a minute IF they did shut down without notice. Major safety issue!
Yes, that is what I thought, it wouldn't be a good idea to have a vehicle just randomly stop because it hit some limit. Just wasn't something I wanted to test last night.
 

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Same issues with toyota. I believe there is a warning on the dash( i think on cars only with smart entry) that says no key is present but it will go until you shut it off.

I think there should be a very loud audible beep(s) if a key is not detected when car is put into D. I know with toyota there is a key not detected/key battery low icon on most of our cars now days and that means the battery is dieing and the car is having troubles communicationg. Im sure there can be a way around being able to drive off without the key.
Oh it does 6 quick beeps when you remove the key from the truck, that was what caused me to realize the keys were in my purse. Just my husband, captain oblivious, didn't consider the beeps might mean something and drove off.

Oh and I am not being mean calling him captain oblivious. He completely spaces out in cars. If they made a car that slaps you and tells you what is going on he still may not notice. It is his only flaw so no worries.
 

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Many other cars/trucks have this unfortunate problem when it comes to push button starts. My friend's Ram was stolen as he was dropping off his kids to daycare and left the truck running with keyfob in the pocket. Anyone can keep driving the vehicle until they shut off the engine.
 

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Many other cars/trucks have this unfortunate problem when it comes to push button starts. My friend's Ram was stolen as he was dropping off his kids to daycare and left the truck running with keyfob in the pocket. Anyone can keep driving the vehicle until they shut off the engine.
How is that situation any different than if it was a key ignition, and he got out and left it running?
If you don't want it to get stolen, don't leave it running. Having it shut off after a set time or distance would be a huge safety hazard.
 

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How is that situation any different than if it was a key ignition, and he got out and left it running?
If you don't want it to get stolen, don't leave it running. Having it shut off after a set time or distance would be a huge safety hazard.
Because with a key ignition, you can still lock the doors with an extra key or fob. I used to do this with my old beater pontiac. With smart entry systems, cab doesnt lock with engine running. I tried to lock the truck with keyfob button AND physical button on door and it doesnt work unless there was some other magical procedure. Best I can do is stop the engine, lock the truck, then restart with remote start.
 

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Because with a key ignition, you can still lock the doors with an extra key or fob. I used to do this with my old beater pontiac. With smart entry systems, cab doesnt lock with engine running. I tried to lock the truck with keyfob button AND physical button on door and it doesnt work unless there was some other magical procedure. Best I can do is stop the engine, lock the truck, then restart with remote start.
Magical Procedure Below

With the car running, remove the metal key from the fob, lock the door with the metal key and voila. Locked car with engine running. :wink:
 
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Good to know this info great question.
 
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