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Old Yesterday, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Elgin, IL
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I know it sounds completely stupid to leave your keys in your car but all it takes is being forgetful one time to get screwed. Perfect example is us. I didn't leave a set of keys in the car that got stolen but rather left a set of keys to one of our cars in our van (and forgot to lock the van one night). We had gone out to eat and run errands one night and left immediately when I got home from work. Somehow I forgot to lock our van (but had my car locked) and the thief (likely some teens) went through the van, found the car keys and drove off with my daily driver. Yep, stupid but it was the perfect storm.
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Old Yesterday, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by southernnaturelover View Post
I don’t care for push button start either. It’s a fix for something that wasn’t broken.
It's way better when your hands are full and I have never owned a push button start car that would allow you to lock yourself out with the fob in the car. It's also great to open the trunk when your hands are full.

Normally if you're used to fobs, you are used to touching the door handle to lock or unlock the car. Door handle locking mechanism does not work with the fob inside the car.

I've never lost or forgotten my keys now bc they stay in the same place all the time. No taking out, putting back, moving here, blah blah blah...there are several advantages and almost no down side.
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Old Yesterday, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Back to the OP, I don't think they can blame a rise in thefts on this one issue. USA Turday loves their clickbait headlines, though.
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Old Today, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I wonder how long itís going to take someone on here complain saying the automakers should do something about it. Instead of people taking responsibility for their own actions.
LoL....6 minutes from the time you posted this.

This isn't the manufacturers responsibility imho at all.

I accidently left a spare set of regular keys in my Wrangler for probably 4.5 months before I noticed they were in there...so obviously it's not just a ton issue and not the carmakers responsibility.
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