Just how far can a car go with keyless go but keyless?

Just how far can a car go with keyless go but keyless?

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okie592

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2,711 posts

122 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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Just seen the new fiesta advert, but how far can a keyless car go before it realises its not got the key in it?

What happens when the car relaises does it just stop or give a warning. Like in the case of a hijacking?

what sort of system does it work on, like bluetooth for the radio?

what sort of range is it unlocked from. for instance if i park on my drive 10 meters from where they keys are kept is the car unlocked and easily stolen?

Petrolhead_Rich

4,656 posts

147 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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When I had a hired lexus with this in my mate decided to take the car for a drive to answer a similar question, he got a mile up the road, got bored and returned!

Scott888

32 posts

103 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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Can't speak for Ford but my Mum's land cruiser has keyless entry and start. The key has to be right by one of the doors in order to unlock it, and inside to start it. If you take the key out whilst it's running, it beeps at you - I don't think it cuts the engine as it could be dangerous but haven't tried taking it further away than a few metres.

Dave Hedgehog

12,802 posts

159 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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Scott888 said:
Can't speak for Ford but my Mum's land cruiser has keyless entry and start. The key has to be right by one of the doors in order to unlock it, and inside to start it. If you take the key out whilst it's running, it beeps at you - I don't think it cuts the engine as it could be dangerous but haven't tried taking it further away than a few metres.
lob it out the window next time shes belting it down a M way

Scott888

32 posts

103 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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Dave Hedgehog said:
lob it out the window next time shes belting it down a M way
rofl

LouD86

3,202 posts

108 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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52 Miles in a Mitsi!! lol. Just damn irritating when you get home, go to lock it and you cant, cant restart it, and cant get back to work to get the key!! lol

j80jpw

795 posts

117 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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My Dad drove to a football match with Mum as passenger, he got out to go and watch the footie mum took over the driving and drove to the other side of town to go shopping, 15 minute drive, probably 5 miles. When she got out and went to lock the car she realised dad still had the key in his pocket. Game had just kicked off and he got a call... not a happy man, after a taxi ride each way he'd managed to miss the 1st half, was only a Cambridge city game to be fair!!

chris333

1,033 posts

194 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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Got distracted in the work car park one morning chatting to a mate who arrived at the same time as me.

Had a phone call at from security at lunch time telling me my car engine was running!

So I don't know how far you can go, but a Lexus IS250 will run for 3 hours with no key! Actually, I was pretty surprised (and p***ed off) to find it had done this!

benzito

1,060 posts

114 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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LouD86 said:
52 Miles in a Mitsi!! lol. Just damn irritating when you get home, go to lock it and you cant, cant restart it, and cant get back to work to get the key!! lol
I thought the range would only be a few hundred yards!

okie592

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2,711 posts

122 months

Monday 13th February 2012
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benzito said:
I thought the range would only be a few hundred yards!
me too i thoght it would bong really loudly or something,

K50 DEL

8,180 posts

183 months

Tuesday 14th February 2012
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My C6 'Vette has this, the fob has to be within a foot or so in order to open the doors and if I remove it from the car with the engine running I get all kinds of bongs.... never tried driving it though so I don't know how far it would go!

CBR JGWRR

6,447 posts

104 months

Tuesday 14th February 2012
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Didn't Clarkson park Hammond's Dogde in the road without the key?

joewilliams

2,004 posts

156 months

Tuesday 14th February 2012
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My Mondeo - the key needs to be inside to start it, and it's fairly accurate. Once started, you can remove the key and it will carry on running till you turn it off, at which point swearwords will probably be heard.

It does shout at you via the dash display if the key is outside the car.

Dilligaf10

2,430 posts

165 months

Tuesday 14th February 2012
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The Audi has to have the key within a couple of feet of the car to open it. Once started you can leave the key at home and it just pops alight up on the dash to tell you that the key is not in the car.

paoloh

8,606 posts

159 months

Tuesday 14th February 2012
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The key is only for unlocking and starting. There after, it has no purpose.