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millers_35 10-07-2012 09:36 AM

IA key on roof
 
Well last night my wife found out the car starts if the key is on the roof. Well the key is now gone [?|] but I would have thought the key would have to be inside the cabin before it would start? So just as a warning be sure not to place your IA key on the roof. Anyone else discovered this the hard way?

Miller

DayGlow 10-07-2012 10:04 AM

As soon as it fell of she should have got the no key present warning.

millers_35 10-07-2012 10:07 AM

It probably did but shes not one to pay attention to stuff like that. It happened last night so she's going to look today again in a couple spots since she has more light.

wilsonfocus86 10-07-2012 11:05 AM

^ How could you not hear it, it makes an annoying "Boop boop boop" when the IA key isn't present.... Right in the center HUD on the small screen.

millers_35 10-07-2012 11:12 AM

I asked her and she said it didn't say anything until she got to her next stop and opened the door. I will test it later today to confirm.

clogan 10-07-2012 12:29 PM

Yet another real-world example of why an actual KEY is better than a fob.

mienna 10-07-2012 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by clogan (Post 4391787)
Yet another real-world example of why an actual KEY is better than a fob.

Really? We should stop all progress because someone does something careless? Most people know not to put things on the roof of their cars for just that reason. I guess the next time someone puts their keys in the trunk and locks them in there, you'll say "just another real-world example of why a FOB is better than an actual key", will you?

Pendarus 10-07-2012 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clogan (Post 4391787)
Yet another real-world example of why an actual KEY is better than a fob.

You never need to take it out of your pocket or purse. How anyone could leave it on the roof is a mystery. You're more likely to loose you house keys.

Power Surge 10-07-2012 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DayGlow (Post 4391608)
As soon as it fell of she should have got the no key present warning.

My experience with any no-key fob type vehicle, is that once it's started and running, it doesn't have a need to look for the fob. So no, it probably didn't give any warning of the missing fob because it was already running.

Theman2b 10-07-2012 02:26 PM

Actually it DOES give a warning when you get out and the engine is running...


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