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Key Fob - The Real Scoop
I'm posting this here as I have a 2011 SE and have no idea if there's any real difference between it and the R/T or SRT8 fobs other than maybe remote start, so here ya go.
Last time I was at my dealer, we were discussing some of the things about the car I was amazed with, especially after coming out of a 10 year old work truck. We started discussing the fob, keyless entry, etc...
I mentioned that the car was smarter than I am as it won't even allow me to lock the fob in the trunk, say if myself or wife accidently drops it while loading groceries. I then mentioned I really like being able to start it on the cold mornings, get out and lock the doors while it warms up.
He then said, "Oh...that doesn't matter. If the fob is not detected, anyone who gets and and tries to take it, the car dies when you step on the brake and try to put it in gear."
So, I got home, parked it in the street, while I waited a good 30 feet away, with my fob and had Mrs 2LZ get in and try to leave....which she did...and proceeded to drive up and down the street with no fob on her.
Obviously, they sell other brands there besides Dodge so maybe he was thinking of another vehicle brand. What's the real scoop here? I've searched other threads for some solid info but no luck, after some good searching.
Can someone get in my running car, with no fob and drive indefinitely?
Last edited by 2LZ; 11-10-2011 at 12:16 PM.