'keyless' car – range without fob ?
All keyless entry / start stuff will warn you when the transponder is leaving the vehicle and if ignored will happily drive until you run out of fuel or try to turn it or where you will be asked to long press (3 seconds) to conferm you understand it won’t start again when switched off!!!Posted 3 years agoiainc wrote:
Got out the car with the kids, to go to the shop and realised that I couldn’t lock the car as wife had the keyless fob in her pocket
Nobody seems to have picked up on this – surely it would lock when you got out and shut the doors, or have I misunderstood how these things work?Posted 3 years ago
Aracer – kids got out and shut back doors, I got out and hesitated in a ‘what if’ moment and didn’t shut door. Engine was off though (auto start stop thing) . I sent the eldest round to the shop to get key from his mum. Didn’t try and restart as car was in a parking space but wish I had – no warnings before stopping engine eitherPosted 3 years ago
Dropped wife off at a shop and no parking spaces outside, so drove about 20m up road and turned into a wee car park, another 10 or so metres and into a space. Got out the car with the kids, to go to the shop and realised that I couldn’t lock the car as wife had the keyless fob in her pocket 😳
Wonder how far I’d have got before it cut out ? Surprised it got as far as it did though..Posted 3 years ago
nealglover – Member
I don’t understand why you dropped your wife off and then drove 20m up the road to park.
That’s ok, you don’t need to
‘cos she was going in to pick up a drum kit for our youngest, and I didnt know if I would get parked round the corner, or further away, and the guy at the shop was waiting for her before closing 8)Posted 3 years ago
I once left the car running on the drive as I nipped back in the house to grab something. Jumped back in the car and drove away… had left the keys in the house!
When i got to where I was going … “Where are the keys??”
Can’t for the life of me remember how I resolved it, but I’ve never left the car running again!Posted 3 years ago
CaptainSlow – Member
Mine boings if the key leaves the car with the ignition on. You can’t not know the key is no longer there.
Mine does that if car is stationary, key in my pocket and I get out. There is also a warning message on the info screen.
As I found out, this is not the case when you drive off straightaway after the person with the key in their pocket gets out..Posted 3 years agoacehtn wrote:
Top gear did it in America, Clarkson moved Hammonds keyless car while he sat in the diner.
Do the new cars come with a small lead box to store the key in. Would that block the signal and thus allow the car to lock itself on the driveway of your house.
As I said above – our has to be within a metre or so of the car for it to be used. That should be close enough for even the shortest driveway.Posted 3 years ago
The topic ‘'keyless' car – range without fob ?’ is closed to new replies.