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  1. xsellr8

    xsellr8 BANNED Established Member

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    I was curious how far away I could walk and drive without the key fob. Here is what happens with the GM, tell me if you’ve done this on another make like a Ford



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    Kiohtee On3 Is ChEaP jUnK Established Member

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    I’m under the impression that my Mustang will drive until I shut it off once it’s been started with the fob inside. Hmmm, now I’m curious (why I don’t know).
     
  3. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    this is pretty much how it works. car will drive until you shut it off then won't start. which thieves know and probably use it to their advantage
     
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    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I know a couple who have twice now driven 2 hours to Disney, and then learned they didn't have their car keys. No clue who had to bring them their keys.


    Before anyone asks "how" I can only guess, but they have two little ones, mom remote started the SUV to cool it down, set the keys down/in her purse which she leaves as home as she doesn't want to lug it around the theme parks, they load up the kids, dad gets in, drives, and no one knows the lack of keys until 2 hours later.
     
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    ViperRed91GT Lightning Guru Established Member

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    Ours won’t let you put it in drive without keys, so that’s very strange. One of them probably had a key somewhere and didn’t realize it.
     
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    Yeah, my truck will start, but then you can't do ANYTHING unless the key is inside it. Not even accessory stuff.
     
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    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    It's 100% going to depend on the car, and how old it is. I know said this once before and got a couple quick comments of "you get a beep and a message saying "no key detected." Ok, maybe for a new mustang, but a 7 year old Chevy or Kia could be different. I don't know what they have, I just know their story, a 2 hour drive to Disney, twice, without keys. If you google "how far can you drive without your key fob" there's quickly several stories about 5-10 years old of people heading on a road trip and finding out they forgot their keys, when they stop for gas the first time. Maybe that's why a brand new car beeps at you.
     
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    quad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I was wondering what would happen lol! Will have to try this on the Equinox.
     
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    xsellr8 BANNED Established Member

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    Yeah, you need the key to take over control and drive away, but if it’s after that (say it’s already running and you go inside a gas station, leave the keys behind by accident and get back in and take off) it will keep running.


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    This. Secure idle FTW.

    Soon as the key is a certain distance away, you can't do shit with the truck, even if it's already running.
     
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    I have a 2012 Toyota and it will run and drive fine without the key until you shut it off. There's 3 beeps when you close the door while it's running without the keys inside and the dash flashes a big warning the entire time but functionality is not affected. I bought a couple 2018 Hondas last year but haven't tested what happens without the key fob.
     
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    Ours will let you continue driving. If you turn it off, it will warn you that you only have so long to restart without the key.
     
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    2017 GT350, I walk more than 5 feet away with fob in pocket it beeps twice. Never tried to drive it without the fob, I always figured it would shut off or something seeing it beeps as soon as the fob isn't inside.
     
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    I assumed the car would shut down after so many minutes without the fob. Well this is great to know.
     
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    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    My srt will stay running but it won't let you do anything maneuverability wise without the key
     
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    I can drive the beater Nissan Altima until I hit the button and shut it down. It just throws up a no key warning.

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    I had a customer who's wife thought she would be nice and start his Suburban for him. (not via remote start). She left it in her pocket and went back in the house. He was headed on a trip and finally shut the vehicle off when he was ~600 miles away from home. He had to have the vehicle towed to a dealer and have a new keyfob programmed. Tow bill+new key =:mad:
     
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    My buddy did it in his maxima I think. He left the house got gas 30 mins away and couldn’t restart the car.


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    Secure idle is something you can turn on in forescan for just about any modern ford now.

    If my truck wasnt the blade key I would turn it on for my 2018.
     

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