Originally Posted by turboguy327
Read how it works. The car stays running after the driver gets out of the car. So it has to be in neutral as its running with nobody in the car. Then it shuts the car off. Kid of like a turbo timer. So it knows its in neutral for the next start. If you open a door the remote start wont work as it thinks you may have put the car in gear. Its very simple. And perfectly legal in all states as far as I know.
When installed right, absolutely. My last car (2008 Mazdaspeed 3) I installed an HKS turbo timer... properly wired, it would only keep the car running if the e-brake was engaged. Otherwise it just let out a long beep and let the car shut off. Was very helpful in reminding me to engage the e-brake when parking :D