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How far can I drive without a fob in the car?


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#1 OFFLINE   oldloboy

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 04:40 PM

It happened today.  Wife left me off at the doctor's office, drove off and I kept the fob by mistake.  She drove across town to shop, realized our predicament, and successfully drove back.  She did not turn the engine off and stayed in the car, thank goodness.  The distance was about five miles.

   I am wondering if the gps might track the distance from where the fob disappeared and then disable the car at some point.  Does anyone know?









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#2 OFFLINE   Bugblndr

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 04:56 PM

You can keep driving until you run out of fuel.

#3 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 05:40 PM

Yup till you either run out of gas or turn the car off; whichever occurs first.  



#4 OFFLINE   raadsel

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 09:41 PM

Yup till you either run out of gas or turn the car off; whichever occurs first.  

 

If I recall correctly, I believe it is 20 seconds after you turn the car off, much like the delay on windows and the audio system. I'm guessing it is so, just in case you get to your destination and only then discover you are missing the key, that you can get back home to get the key.



#5 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:58 PM

From what I can recall, the time is much shorter, like 3 seconds, from the time that you shut down to restart before the system will recognize that there is no fob.



#6 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:17 AM

We've also seen a message appear which says something to the effect of "you will not be able to restart the car" to warn you.



#7 OFFLINE   ArizonaEnergi

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:16 AM

Did your car honk at you when you got out and shut the door?  Mine does.



#8 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 12:41 AM

Did your car honk at you when you got out and shut the door?  Mine does.

Mine, too.



#9 OFFLINE   ArizonaEnergi

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 04:42 PM

I test the warning honk today using the passenger door.  Had the car running and exited with the fob via the passenger door.  Honked twice upon closing it.








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