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originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: Waterglass
Something needs to be done about push-button start cars. The problem is, you can exit the vehicle with keys in hand and leave the car running. The sound is barely noticable, especially if you have more ambient noise around.
Key fob should beep loudly if it gets a certain distance from the car without being acknowledged. Besides houses, cars (and garages themselves) should have carbon monoxide detectors.
ETA: I sell cars for a living. I sell around 10-15 keyless on a monthly basis. Practically the only customers who don't miss turning the car off after a test drive are those who have had another keyless vehicle for awhile. After 40 years of grabbing your keys after shutting off the engine, the brain skips to "if I have keys in hand, engine is off." Took my a month to stop forgetting to shut them off myself. Try it with 2 kids and a dog causing chaos as you prepare to exit.