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The reason I'm asking this is , I wouldn't want to be in a cafe with the car a few feet away from me on the outside and all of a sudden hear the roar of the engine and watch it peel away! Just like in the episode of Top Gear!

I've got a GWE on order, just want to hear from you guys that already have your challengers if you've ever tested out the maximum distance the key fob needs to be from car for it to start with the start button. Will it only start with key fob ever so close and personal with the car, or will we see our cars probably being driven off by crooks with the knowledge of "Hey I Don't Need Keys" ? :scratchhead:
 

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Few things here.

The advertised range is 100ft.

You must push the button twice within a couple of seconds for it to start, so pocket starting is unlikely.

The car won't remote start if the doors are unlocked.

After remote starting, the car will not go into gear until you get in it with the fob and push the button.

Hope that helps.
 

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I read it somewhere in the literature to my new 392 that to unlock the door with the key in your pocket, it was 5.1 feet. I guess it would be the same to start it. I always lock mine anyway.
 

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How about with the manual transmission, where there is no automatic remote start, but you have the option of starting the car with the start button on the dash as long as the key fob is on you. Will the car only start in this case if the key fob is in the imediate vicinity of the car(on you), or will it also start lets say if the key fob is left on the kitchen counter and you go to the car outside on the driveway and push the start button on the dash with the distance between the fob and car being lets say 20 feet or so ?

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How about with the manual transmission, where there is no automatic remote start, but you have the option of starting the car with the start button on the dash as long as the key fob is on you. Will the car only start in this case if the key fob is in the imediate vicinity of the car(on you), or will it also start lets say if the key fob is left on the kitchen counter and you go to the car outside on the driveway and push the start button on the dash with the distance between the fob and car being lets say 20 feet or so ?

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It has to be virtually in the car.
 

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People have been getting ''Key Fob Not Detected'' when they're in the car and it's in their pocket. I have twice yesterday.
 

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It has to be virtually in the car.
x2. I can have my fob on the shelf in front of my car, 3 feet from the hood, and the car will not start.
 

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yeah i wouldnt believe much you see on top gear. lol
 

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Interesting topic. So, to find out my car's starting distance limitations, I did an experiment.



The car wouldn't start with the key fob...
  • 3 feet away on the ground just outside the driver's door.
  • 1 foot away on the ground just outside the driver's door.
  • Taped to the driver's door just by the door handle.
  • Taped to the driver-side rear view mirror.
  • Taped on the roof just in front of the sun roof.
  • Taped on the roof just behind the sun roof.
  • Taped on the rear window glass.
  • Taped on the rear trunk.
  • Sitting on the rear seat window shelf.
The car would start with the key fob...
  • Sitting anywhere within the front seat area.
  • Sitting on the rear seats.
  • Taped to the front windows.
  • Sitting on the sun roof glass.
  • Sitting on the front hood just before the cowl area.
What I also found interesting though was that the car doors would not lock with the keys anywhere inside the car where the key fob can be detected. Each time I tried to lock the car (with key fob, inside door lock button, exterior door lock button, pushing down the door lock) the car would beep/flash the lights three to four times and the door lock would come back up. Kewl!!:thumbsup:
 

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Interesting topic. So, to find out my car's starting distance limitations, I did an experiment.



The car wouldn't start with the key fob...
  • 3 feet away on the ground just outside the driver's door.
  • 1 foot away on the ground just outside the driver's door.
  • Taped to the driver's door just by the door handle.
  • Taped to the driver-side rear view mirror.
  • Taped on the roof just in front of the sun roof.
  • Taped on the roof just behind the sun roof.
  • Taped on the rear window glass.
  • Taped on the rear trunk.
  • Sitting on the rear seat window shelf.
The car would start with the key fob...
  • Sitting anywhere within the front seat area.
  • Sitting on the rear seats.
  • Taped to the front windows.
  • Sitting on the sun roof glass.
  • Sitting on the front hood just before the cowl area.
What I also found interesting though was that the car doors would not lock with the keys anywhere inside the car where the key fob can be detected. Each time I tried to lock the car (with key fob, inside door lock button, exterior door lock button, pushing down the door lock) the car would beep/flash the lights three to four times and the door lock would come back up. Kewl!!:thumbsup:


Nice work :bigthumb: Try to close the trunk with the key fob in the trunk.. the trunk will not close. Also very cool. Would the car shut off if someone was able to start it but then drove out of range ?
 

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Interesting topic. So, to find out my car's starting distance limitations, I did an experiment.




The car wouldn't start with the key fob...
  • 3 feet away on the ground just outside the driver's door.
  • 1 foot away on the ground just outside the driver's door.
  • Taped to the driver's door just by the door handle.
  • Taped to the driver-side rear view mirror.
  • Taped on the roof just in front of the sun roof.
  • Taped on the roof just behind the sun roof.
  • Taped on the rear window glass.
  • Taped on the rear trunk.
  • Sitting on the rear seat window shelf.
The car would start with the key fob...
  • Sitting anywhere within the front seat area.
  • Sitting on the rear seats.
  • Taped to the front windows.
  • Sitting on the sun roof glass.
  • Sitting on the front hood just before the cowl area.
What I also found interesting though was that the car doors would not lock with the keys anywhere inside the car where the key fob can be detected. Each time I tried to lock the car (with key fob, inside door lock button, exterior door lock button, pushing down the door lock) the car would beep/flash the lights three to four times and the door lock would come back up. Kewl!!:thumbsup:

Great job! You more than answered my question with your experiment!!

Thanks!!!
 

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Nice work :bigthumb: Try to close the trunk with the key fob in the trunk.. the trunk will not close. Also very cool. Would the car shut off if someone was able to start it but then drove out of range ?
I'll like to know the answer to this...guess I could try it.
 

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Nice work :bigthumb: Try to close the trunk with the key fob in the trunk.. the trunk will not close. Also very cool. Would the car shut off if someone was able to start it but then drove out of range ?
I don't know about the new system, but with the old (2009) system, they could.

One time I let a friend of my wife take my 2009 Challenger SRT8 around the "block". After about 5 minutes of waiting, I got phone call from her stating that she stalled the car (6spd) at a stop light and it wouldn't re-start. She was about a quarter to half a mile away. I searched in my pocket, and found that I still had the key fob.

So, with the old system, I'd say that someone could drive away and the car wouldn't shut off. (Unless they stalled it, of course. :thumbsup:)
 

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actually its the same with mercedes' system. once my girlfriend dropped me off in town and i still had the keys in my pocket. she drove off back home and the car stayed running the whole way. it came up with a warning saying key not detected but it didn't switch off or anything.
 

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Nice experiment, What happens when you have your car engine is running and get out of the car for a moment and somebody jumps in your car to steal it, will it shut down as the distance is increased or will just not restart after the engine is shut down?

Yep I know Im a newbie waiting for my first challenger!
 
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