Originally Posted by gerbs
While I do agree that if the key is not in range there should be something programmed in to realize this fact, your car is fine. 10 minutes of idling isn't going to randomly blow your engine somewhere down the line..
If you're really that unhappy with it, program the ASS default to OFF. Complaining to BMW won't get you anywhere.
..Also, there is an ASS update from the dealer that you may / may not have. If you don't have it, maybe it will address some of your concerns, but I am unsure of the specific functionality from the update.
Has anyone tested the so called "range" of the key? We tested my dads Altima coupe he got out to get the mail and I drove slowly to the end of his street, probably a good 500-600 yards. Then decided to turn around. Car never shut off. So I don't know if that would actually shut off your car unless you were very far away from it.