Car Running after leaving car

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Car Running after leaving car

Post by Davidj241 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:12 pm

I recently returned to my Ateca after going shopping and found the engine still running even after I had locked the car and walked away from it with the key in my pocket ( it has Kessy BTW ) I always thought that if the key was outside the vehicle it wouldn’t run.

Surely this can’t be right ? - has anyone else found this or do I have a faulty car.

Thanks for reading this

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Re: Car Running after leaving car

Post by KerryB » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:18 pm

I hang my KESSY key on a lanyard around my neck (I’m disabled, and it leaves my hands free), so I often walk away from it when the engine is running. We live on a farm, so I have to get out to open gates, etc. The engine has never cut out, even when I’m a considerable distance away, so if it’s a fault, mine has it too!
Often, though, the car engine stops with the start-stop system, so it feels as if it’s turned off but as soon as I put it in Drive, the engine restarts.
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Re: Car Running after leaving car

Post by Fred99 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:59 pm

I have frequently forgot to turn the engine off (it’s so quiet) but it will not lock with the engine running. If it does, it is a fault.
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Re: Car Running after leaving car

Post by PSC21 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:42 pm

Doesn't the car beep when the engines running and you open the drivers door? Mine does.
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Re: Car Running after leaving car

Post by Nico » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:03 pm

I have done exactly the same as Fred99, and like him was unable to lock the car with the engine running. I was scratching my head why the car wouldn't lock then realised I hadn't switched the engine off before getting out. :roll:
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Re: Car Running after leaving car

Post by stepdey » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:46 pm

I've also done the same as Fred99 and Nico.
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Re: Car Running after leaving car

Post by EricM » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:00 am

Me too.
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Re: Car Running after leaving car

Post by The Golden Rod » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:45 am

Does this happen even after you've tried to switch the engine off? If yes then I would think it was a fault

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