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      06-26-2012, 05:34 PM   #20
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Drives: F30 328i Luxury - Sport Auto
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Originally Posted by AZ330FZL View Post
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.
If the key is even just outside the door, it is out of range for engine start. The key MUST be in the car for engine start. If you then drive away without the key, the car will recognise no key is present and the engine cannot be restarted if it is shut off, but it will not force shut off.

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