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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.



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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.



#10 OFFLINE   monzg.OR

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 05:29 PM

Mine will honk to remind me; yet I can defeat it by having the driver's door open



#11 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:42 AM

So if you exit the car with the FOB in your pocket and close all the doors with the engine is still "running" it will honk twice to remind you the engine is still on?  Is this the behavior you are talking about?  The Prius used to just make one long annoying beep outside the car.

 

If you exit the car and close all the doors with the FOB -inside- the car with the engine running I -think- it will unlock one of the doors..driver side?

 

I had weird thing happen just the other day when I opened the passenger side door to get something in the glovebox and realized i wanted to close the panoramic glass shade so I reached over from passenger side to turn car on to accessory mode, closed the shade, pushed the button twice to turn car off (once for engine start and another for OFF right?) and although the display showed the lifetime mileage nothing was actually powering down - I got out of the car and the gauge cluster was still fully illuminated as if I had just started the car in accessory mode.  I had to go in the driver's side and turn the car fully on and then off in order to resume normal behavior.



#12 OFFLINE   zalusky

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 05:36 PM

So if you exit the car with the FOB in your pocket and close all the doors with the engine is still "running" it will honk twice to remind you the engine is still on?  Is this the behavior you are talking about?  The Prius used to just make one long annoying beep outside the car.

 

If you exit the car and close all the doors with the FOB -inside- the car with the engine running I -think- it will unlock one of the doors..driver side?

 

I had weird thing happen just the other day when I opened the passenger side door to get something in the glovebox and realized i wanted to close the panoramic glass shade so I reached over from passenger side to turn car on to accessory mode, closed the shade, pushed the button twice to turn car off (once for engine start and another for OFF right?) and although the display showed the lifetime mileage nothing was actually powering down - I got out of the car and the gauge cluster was still fully illuminated as if I had just started the car in accessory mode.  I had to go in the driver's side and turn the car fully on and then off in order to resume normal behavior.

 

 

I once ONCE did this.  I went a San Jose Sharks hockey game in the spring soon after I got the car and was not use to the double honk sound.  It was before dusk.  I walked away and went to the game.  When I came back I said to myself why are the headlights on.  The car was running the whole time but it did not kick the engine on till the sun went down and the auto headlights came on.  Needless to say very embarassing and I am sure glad it still had power.


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