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Old 10-07-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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As soon as it fell of she should have got the no key present warning.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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^ 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.
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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.
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Yet another real-world example of why an actual KEY is better than a fob.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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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?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #9
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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.
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You're talking the difference between just a few inches between the inside of the roof and it resting on top. The system is pretty good, but this is a $20k car, not the space shuttle. On the flip side, it's nearly impossible to lock your keys inside the car which is probably a lot more common that leaving it on the roof....
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