Originally Posted by navger
I have a 2011 wk2 with a push to start system. Today on my lunch break I was running late so as soon as I pulled up to my parking spot I guess I must have walked out of the car without pushing the button. 4 hours later one of my friends tells me that my lights are on and when I go outside to turn them off I find the car running and with the AC on
!!!. Since I had the keys in my pocket and was so far away from the car shouldn't the car have shut off by itself after a certain amount of time? I did notice that "key too far away" warning was displayed on my EVC but the car was still running. To say the least I was quite pissed off at myself.
This was a stupid and expensive mistake. I must do a better job at remembering to push the button. I guess I'm not used to having such a commodity.
haha ... I did this once in a rental Cadillac, but my god not for 4 hours!
Originally Posted by Mongoose9400
Hilarious stuff IMO. Put a louder exhaust so you hear it running.
No it's humiliating, especially when your the one that walked away with it running and then need to explain to someone how that happened...
Originally Posted by Snipe315
I've had my WK2 for about 5 months now.
I did this for the first (and hopefully only
) time last week.
Went to get lunch (to go) and parked my WK2. I "thought
" I shut the vehicle down but when I returned about 10 minutes later, I found it still running!
Hopefuuly that one time will remind me to SHUT the DARN VEHICLE OFF before exiting it.
BTW, my Hemi can be rather quiet when it wants to be so I didn't hear it still running when I walked away.
Welcome to the club!
Originally Posted by scarpi
You know I'm new here and admit I'm an older guy, but what is the point of having a push button to turn on/off the engine. All these problems would not exist if you had to start the vehicle with a key in the ignition like the good old days! Another example of technology that we don't really need raising the cost of the vehicle and causing more problems. As I mentioned in my first post, I have an 02 Yukon that I am thinking of trading in on a new Grand Cherokee in the fall. My Yukon has the old technology where, you know, you have to put a key in the ignition to start the vehicle. Can someone tell my why it is better to have a push button to do that?
I'm somewhat old too and sometimes life comes full circle... remember the old days when cars and trucks had push button starters? There's a reason the design engineers moved to a key ignition switch. The problem here is the younger engineers haven't learned their life lesson yet.
Look for push buttons to be obsolete again. Now I need to take my nap ..