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Originally Posted by John J

I was suprised to hear your story (penultimate para). I thought that the keyless system would cut the engine if the key was outside the car for greater than several mins. I liked the idea of being able to leave the car running for a while (e.g. to move a bin carefully placed in the middle of the drive e.g. by a car thief) without the risk of the car being successfully stolen & driven for long. In fact, isn't there an audible & visible warning alarm to say the card is outside the vicinity of the car?
My Mum has a 2003 Megane with the keyless entry and start up etc, and she managed to leave my Dad stranded in the car with the engine running a while back!

Apparently, he was driving and had dropped my Mum off to nip up the road to see my Aunt, whilst he found a space to park. Having parked someway up the road, he tried stopping the engine, but found he could'nt. It turned out, my Mum had the key in her handbag

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