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Post by alec on Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:30 am

So this morning I drop my wife off at her workplace and drive off.
Message on dash flashes keyfob not detected and then I realise that my wife had reached the car first this morning and unlocked it.
I then remembered that I had left my key in my suit jacket pocket yesterday after an interview.

I turned back and called her up and had to get her to hand me her key.

My question is, how far would I have got without a key?
Could I have got the 3 miles home to where my key was?
I can't find anything in the manual.
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Post by JOHNWALES on Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:31 pm

Do you know, I have often thought the same thing myself. Looking forward to some answers.

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Post by Fin69 on Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:06 pm

On another forum I'm in the general consensus was it would run until you turned the engine off (whilst beeping and displaying Keyfob not detected or in range alerts). Once you'd switched the engine off and it could not detect the key was nearby, it would refuse to restart. Thus was from personal experience from people on there.

This is from PistonHeads:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1112311

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Post by tigersaw on Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:03 pm

Makes sense, it would be a safety hazard if it just stopped after a period of time.
Also the thieves who take cars using the relay method only need the key for the time it takes to open and start the car.
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Post by suzuki-loops on Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:04 pm

I've had the 'Keyfob not detected' error when trying to start the car because my keys were in the boot rather than in the seating area !

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Post by JOHNWALES on Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:06 pm

I seem to remember that if the keys are placed in the boot, it is impossible to lock the boot and car.

Fin 69 has probably got it right. The flashing warning light would inform you of the problem, so you would not end up driving 200 miles before turning off the engine.

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Post by Whytecat on Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:10 am

I find it handy when I have to go into the house if I have forgotten something but leave the engine running. Also one sunday left the keys under the bonnet when checking oil, didnt lock it & in the morning couldnt find the keys, used the spare to do a 60 miles round trip & found them the next day after retracing my steps on the sunday. Point of the story is it didnt detect the keys when they were in the vehicle so the fob has to be really near the whatever it neads to be near !


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Post by alec on Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:40 pm

Fin69 wrote: the general consensus was it would run until you turned the engine off (whilst beeping and displaying Keyfob not detected or in range alerts). Once you'd switched the engine off and it could not detect the key was nearby,  it would refuse to restart.

So if the Stop/Start kicked in at the first set of traffic lights I'd have been screwed?

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