No, it doesn't shut down. It just beeps a few times. You would theoretically be able to drive off - just not start the vehicle again if you stopped it without the fob. Plenty of times when my husband's been driving, we've stopped and he's run into a store with the fob in his pocket while I waited in the car. It even beeps at me when I stop and get out and walk to the mail box about 15 feet away.I don't think it's possible... If you have the key fob, once you get out of the car, it knows. After you step 5-10 feet away it will beep at you until you move closer. I haven't tried walking completely away to see what would happen if I really went out of range. The engine should, in theory, shut down.
That's an interesting question. I just started my HR-V, exited without locking the door, placed the fob ~20 feet away, put it in gear, and was able to drive away. Repeated, but with locking the door with the key, unable to unlock the door without the key or fob.If someone was able to get into the car (planning on locking with the key) would they be able to drive the car without the key fob in the vehicle?
No.Folks while I completely understand why you'd want to do this, and it makes sense to not have wear and tear on the vehicle, please DON'T. I work for the local police dept and it would AMAZE you the number of "I just left the vehicle running while I ran into the store and now its gone!" calls I take in a single day. Yes you might deter someone by locking the doors, but its no sweat off their back to smash your window real quick and take the car. Our cars do not have a safety mechanism that shuts the motor off when the fob gets so far away from the vehicle. Save yourself the heartache of having your car wrecked out 3 miles down the road or disappearing forever and just shut your car off.