Push button start.....why?

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  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    If the key fob isn't in the vehicle and its running, I have not had it die on me. It will continuously chime and tell me the fob is not in the car.
     
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    Yeah, my wife's car does the same thing. It'll alert you that "Key Not Detected", but it won't shut the engine off.
     
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    Good Info!

    You can use that alert to tell where the fob is not!
    You just retrace your route, very slowly, until you find the fob.
    It should be right where the car detects the fob and cancels the "Key not Detected" alert! :D

    A geolocator app on your phone (for the fob) could help too.
    Of course, your phone could be with the fob... In the lost purse. :confused:
     
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    When I don t start my car for the 4 months of winter it would be nice to prime. That is a sweet feature. I’ll use my fob as much as I can as a key, I don’t want auto open doors with it in my pocket. I have been reading the owners manual and you can customize a lot. To me knowing the keys is in the ignition is nice , I don’t my like it just being around. Like said what if it’s on hood or bumper and I was in hurry and lost it? Gotta have on star just in case so can remotely start my car? I’m getting old and change bugs me more now I guess
     
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    The center console would work, but the fob isn't required to be in the center console. Not in any current Chevrolet.

    Current instructions to use keyless start from Chevy website:

    https://my.chevrolet.com/how-to-support/exterior/keys-security-remotes/keyless-entry

    I drive Chevy Malibu's several times per month without needing to place them in a special location.
     
  6. Mike N

    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Push button start is so much less expensive for the manufacturers than a conventional key start is, that's why.
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Chevrolet talked about that since at least 1987 and Ford since at least the early 2000s, I was unaware anyone ever made it work.

    Seems unlikely since there would be little or no compression left after sitting a bit
     
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    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Somehow I think the 02 sensor would help.out in this situation...... :D
     
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    Quick getaway when you're robbing banks. It starts 20 milliseconds earlier than if it's not primed.:D
     
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    Reading about one car, BMW?, you get in with the little fob in your pocket and when you sit on the seat it starts up. Just me, but I like to think I'm driving the machine, I'm in control. I don't actually like the ECM controlled start with a turn of the key. A pleasure to get in the old 70 and go for a drive these days.
     
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