Jump to content
gotoatz

And while I'm at it, when did this change???

Recommended Posts

Or, new stuff for the old fart........

 

In the 05 and the Bullitt, turn the key, keep starter engaged until the car starts, release key.........

 

The other day, turned the key on the Shelby, hand accidentally slipped off key, and the starter kept cranking until it started.....WTF? Had to be a fluke......

 

Turned it off, turned key to on.....barely bumped starter and released key.....Low and behold, starter continues to crank until start..........Had my buddy try it on his 2013 GT. Same thing......

 

So, when did this change??

 

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My '12 does the auto start thing also, tap it to start and put on the seat belt and you are ready to go.

 

It's similar to the wife's '09 Venza with a key fob sensing start button, push once and it starts right up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's called "tip starting" in the Chrysler vehicles. Started back in '07 on some vehicles (my Jeep Wrangler) and moved across most other brands. Could be some change in the '12 model year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 2011 does this as well. It has been a standard option on many Ford vehicles for years now, I have found out. Buddy has an 08 F350 that has 'bump start', and I was given an 07 Expedition a few years ago as a rental that had this feature. I agree, why is this not promoted as a nice feature???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Feel like was just reading a thread about this, but anyway my 09 Focus does it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, I have been wondering why the starter always seemed to be just a "little" off from what my hand was doing. Thanks for the heads up on this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 2011s both do it. f-150 and shelby.

 

My 2010 Shelby doesn't have it, my 2012 Raptor does have it.

 

I remember it coming up before and IIRC, it started on the GT500's in 2011.

 

My 2011 F-150 King Ranch did it and so does my wife's 2011 Flex.

 

 

Phill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I noticed it on my mom's 2012 F350 when I was visiting the farm this year too. I had to get used to the new blinker system on that truck too. It's a nice touch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had to get used to the new blinker system on that truck too. It's a nice touch.

 

I wish all of my cars had that.

 

I get into my wife's flex and try to signal like I'm in my truck. Nope, no 'lane change' option without holding the lever over.

 

 

Phill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I wish all of my cars had that.

 

I get into my wife's flex and try to signal like I'm in my truck. Nope, no 'lane change' option without holding the lever over.

 

 

Phill

 

 

Lol I am the same way. I think its funny how at least for me see and hear of some of these little new things and think, ehhh not that impressed. But after you have used them (i.e.; one touch start, lane change new blinker) for some time and get into another car without them you seem a bit lost wishing you had them.

 

I have a hard time with the electric steering and then going back to my 09 without, sure can tell the difference.

Edited by MJN

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...