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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Glyn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:44 pm

Started the car to defrost while I went back in for breakfast then returned to car afterwards thinking I had the fob in my pocket, saw remote missing warning on the display which usually pops up in this scenario then it disappeared and I drove off to work. I arrive to work 15 miles away and touch the door handle to lock it, doesn’t lock, check my pockets, no fob! Can’t believe the car let me drive without the fob :roll:
Was rescued by a family member sending a taxi with my fob :oops:
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Post by ph001 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:50 pm

One of the reasons keyless car thefts are so easy - if you can get it started with a repeater etc, you can just drive away :x
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Post by flybobbie » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:09 pm

Think there was a Top Gear out take were James May had dropped the fob down the side of the seat and couldn't retrieve it.
Didn't want to leave car as anybody could drive it off. It was a Lambo or similar.

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Post by Nanu » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:04 pm

You must be able to get that feature disabled?????
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Post by JimsZ » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:26 pm

Not the same but slightly related... Walking round the house with keys in pocket Sunday... Look out window after a few hours to admire car as you do from time to time, notice id lowered the roof :rofl:

It could have chucked it down during that time.. :cry:
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Post by techathy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:03 am

Glyn wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Started the car to defrost while I went back in for breakfast then returned to car afterwards thinking I had the fob in my pocket, saw remote missing warning on the display which usually pops up in this scenario then it disappeared and I drove off to work. I arrive to work 15 miles away and touch the door handle to lock it, doesn’t lock, check my pockets, no fob! Can’t believe the car let me drive without the fob :roll:
Was rescued by a family member sending a taxi with my fob :oops:
Interestingly from new my CA fobs need to be within 50cm of the handle you're using to unlock the car/boot. Also if the key is in the boot the car won't start but you can open the boot just fine, also to start the car you need the key in the cabin.

So far I've seen several people pull this very stunt with remote central locking & keyless ignition. Worst case I've known is someone dropping the key on the floor as they got into the car. The key being in range for starting and so drive off. They ran over & destroyed the key, with the spare on the other side of Europe! :rofl:
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Post by Glyn » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:44 am

Nanu wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:04 pm
You must be able to get that feature disabled?????
Possibly, but for the most part it is a useful option. The lesson here if leaving the car running like this is to lock the car while it’s unattended so I’m forced to have the fob on me before getting in and driving away.
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Post by philiph » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:34 pm

Glyn wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:44 am
Nanu wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:04 pm
You must be able to get that feature disabled?????
Possibly, but for the most part it is a useful option. The lesson here if leaving the car running like this is to lock the car while it’s unattended so I’m forced to have the fob on me before getting in and driving away.
That's what I do. Two reasons.
It can't be nicked without breaking in
I can't go without the key.
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Post by pvr » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:31 pm

I always de-spec it from the cars I order, far too risky.
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Post by Paulr » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:37 pm

I would suspect the insurance would be void if it was nicked whilst left running outside?
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Post by mcbutler » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:00 pm

Its a pointless option with no advantages, just bin it.

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Post by step_change » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:41 pm

JimsZ wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Not the same but slightly related... Walking round the house with keys in pocket Sunday... Look out window after a few hours to admire car as you do from time to time, notice id lowered the roof :rofl:

It could have chucked it down during that time.. :cry:
Done that on my 535D many a time. Rear windows down and the worst example was tailgate was open one morning.
I once also stopped for a Costa Coffee meeting with a colleague, came back to car an hour later and engine was still running. Sounds laughable but when you are rushing round it's easy to do.
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Post by buzyg » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:00 am

Don't like that idea at all.
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Post by Yorkie Z » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:55 am

Paulr wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:37 pm
I would suspect the insurance would be void if it was nicked whilst left running outside?
Would probably be best not to tell them that part if it was stolen...
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Post by techathy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:37 am

mcbutler wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:00 pm
Its a pointless option with no advantages, just bin it.
lack of head caved in by a baseball bat, hammer etc. because the thieves had to enter the house?..
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