What are the dangers with vehicles that feature these systems?
Some safety concerns include the following:
- Drivers who shut off the engine without putting their vehicle in “park” and walk away from the vehicle, leaving it prone to roll away — into another car or a person.
- Drivers who do put their vehicle in park, but inadvertently leave the engine running, increasing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in a closed environment, such as a garage.
- Drivers who don’t know how to shut down the engine of their vehicles in the event of any on-road emergency.
Another concern is that a technical glitch could result in the car not recognizing the presence of the key fob. In that case, the car won’t start or the engine could lose power.