hmmm... makes it easier to steal. That would be a nice anti theft feature.It will keep running, at least in my experience so far. When launching my boat, a friend usually backs me into the water and then drives the truck up to the parking lot. The system will beep, but the truck keeps running and he goes and parks it. The key fob is in my pocket in the boat while this is happening.
I'm not surprised about anything bad I hear about the 2016 Tacoma. It seems to be a new owners nightmare. A real truck from Hell.Hmm interesting topic considering I just read this about the Tacoma:
Starts Without the Key - 2016 Toyota Tacoma Long-Term Road Test
I had anti carjacking features with my aftermarket alarm system that use to be on my 2000 Acura TL. You needed to enter code when any door was open when engine was running or when you started engine and pulled off. If you did not the car would shut off if it was going at low speed alarm would sound and lights including brake would flash.This is why I like the aftermarket solution. If the vehicle was running but no key, as soon as the thief hit the gas or the brake the vehicle dies.
That's a relatively new feature of push button start vehicles. If it's driving, it will continue running. But if you put it in park, and don't touch anything, it will shut off after a set period of time.I'm pretty sure it will turn off. I'll have to test it to see it myself though and have 100% certainty. My reasoning...
I was about to pull out of the driveway with my family and realized we forgot something. I took my whole key set cause I needed to unlock the front door. Halfway to the door (just about 15 feet) my truck turned off. I looked around and my wife had turned it off. I asked her why she turned it off and she said it said "it said it was going to turn off soon anyway". I didn't get clarification on what that meant - just assumed something displayed on the infotainment.
Well, in my case it had been parked for 15 seconds when I got out so it wasn't that.That's a relatively new feature of push button start vehicles. If it's driving, it will continue running. But if you put it in park, and don't touch anything, it will shut off after a set period of time.
It's there because too many people weren't paying attention when the got out of the car and it kept running until it ran out of gas.
Thanks the loaner 2017 Acura RDX I had last month was the first vehicle I ever drove that had push button start and smart key. I had it for 4 days but with the parking in the back off the alley.There are two beeps if you walk away with the fob while the engine is running.
Maybe it look like it could be the first step in a series of message that lead to something shutting off so she thought that is what was happening.So, I have no idea what my wife was talking about when she said it was going to turn off automatically.