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Something that I really can't stand about my ST is that when I have my car running and walk away with my key, it honks. It honks every time you have the key in your pocket and close a door. It's extremely irritating and I can't stand it. Is there any way to turn it off?
 

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This was addressed in another thread. Interestingly, I have carriage doors on my garage and have to get out to close and open them. I carry the fob in my jacket and the car has never honked.....

went back in the house the other day for my phone and no honk.
 

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Was there a solution in the other thread? Sometimes these threads get ridiculously long and out of topic and it's impossible to follow and keep up with lol
 

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I'm still getting used to having to give my key to valet, I've forgotten like two times and so far they've been able to drive off with the car and no issues other than "Where's the key?" lol...I was surprised, I thought car would shut off or something...hmmm
 

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eRic's car also doesn't honk, but most seem to have the issue. All the Fiesta Movement cars, both ST and non ST honk the horn when you get out. My plan is to unplug the horn.
 

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Was there a solution in the other thread? Sometimes these threads get ridiculously long and out of topic and it's impossible to follow and keep up with lol
There is no way to disable it at this time. I doubt there ever will be. That being said, the big topic in the other thread was that some cars did honk and some didn't... There was nothing we could find that said if a car would or wouldn't honk. Of the three cars I test drove, none of them honked. The salesman got out of the car with the key on the first test drive and I deliberately tested it on the next two cars I drove. It lets you know with an interior chime and a message on the MFT screen, but no honks on any of them.

I'm still getting used to having to give my key to valet, I've forgotten like two times and so far they've been able to drive off with the car and no issues other than "Where's the key?" lol...I was surprised, I thought car would shut off or something...hmmm
Once the car is started you can leave the key as far away as the car will drive on one tank. It won't shut off the engine if it leaves the proximity of the key.
 

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There is no way to disable it at this time. I doubt there ever will be. That being said, the big topic in the other thread was that some cars did honk and some didn't... There was nothing we could find that said if a car would or wouldn't honk. Of the three cars I test drove, none of them honked. The salesman got out of the car with the key on the first test drive and I deliberately tested it on the next two cars I drove. It lets you know with an interior chime and a message on the MFT screen, but no honks on any of them.


Once the car is started you can leave the key as far away as the car will drive on one tank. It won't shut off the engine if it leaves the proximity of the key.
Essentially if getting car-jacked, we're screwed lol ;)
 

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Essentially if getting car-jacked, we're screwed lol ;)
Well if you leave your car running in a car with a real key, the key is in the car so if it's stolen they have the key and the car. If anything, it might be ideal that if you leave your car running and get carjacked but you have the key, once the carjacker turns off the car they can't turn it back on. Really, if your car is carjacked, no matter what you're kinda screwed... The way to avoid it is to turn off the car and lock it if you're leaving it somewhere.
 

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I'm just saying, IF that crazy scenario went down, it'd be great that a half-mile down the road you might find your car sitting there in one piece, not several if it were drivin to one location, lets say a chop-shop, for arguments sake lol. Right? hehe
 

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It does not shut the car down without the fob because it potentially dangerous to shut down in traffic.

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Yeah I've seen this mentioned a few times.
I have yet to see an answer/solution posted.. Perhaps someone should call one of the customer service lines and see if more info is available?

Mine personally doesn't do this... last time someone posted about it I went down and checked.. Started up the car in front of the house, and went to the end of the back yard, and nothing. Have tried it a few times different distances, and no honks.

I'm not sure which way qualifies as working as intended.... But I don't think I'd be a fan of it.
 

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Mine doesn't honk either.

Dealer service can reprogram certain things, this may be one.
I have been trying to get a list but so far no luck.

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Mine personally doesn't do this... last time someone posted about it I went down and checked.. Started up the car in front of the house, and went to the end of the back yard, and nothing. Have tried it a few times different distances, and no honks.
I believe the deal is once all doors are shut and they key is on the exterior of the car is when it honks. So if the driver's door is the only one open and you shut it with the car running with key in hand, if it were to ever honk that would be the moment it would honk. You can technically bypass the honking by not completely shutting the door or leaving the key in the car. The main reason it even came up is because so many people up North have to warm up/thaw out their cars before they leave, so they start it up, get out, shut the door and *honk honk* waking up the neighbors at 6am.
 

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I believe the deal is once all doors are shut and they key is on the exterior of the car is when it honks. So if the driver's door is the only one open and you shut it with the car running with key in hand, if it were to ever honk that would be the moment it would honk. You can technically bypass the honking by not completely shutting the door or leaving the key in the car. The main reason it even came up is because so many people up North have to warm up/thaw out their cars before they leave, so they start it up, get out, shut the door and *honk honk* waking up the neighbors at 6am.
Well, I am up north, and have already had the pleasure of the below zero temps in the ST but I garage mine. Kind of besides the point in my case though. (And I'm sure many have had it much colder).

The key's always in my pocket. And I've done it several times with all doors closed.. I'm anal about making sure bugs don't get inside & maintaining interior temps. I generally don't leave the doors open for any reason. Although I did so, specifically to test the honking thing. No honks regardless. Doors closed, or open.

I also often forget things in the house, leave the car running out front while I run back to the house and upstairs to find whatever's missing.

I'm not a morning person so... the last second dart back to the house to grab something I forgot in my barely awake state of mind is a pretty frequent occurrence.. lol

Either way, based on the feedback from the forums it seems pretty much verified that some people's honk, others don't.. Same circumstances. Either that or there is a wholleeeeee lot of miscommunication going around.. haha

Weird to say the least. I still have to say though, the honk seems defective.
 

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There's actually threads about the same problem on the Focus ST forums too.. Sounds like people have petitioned/ contacted dealers and ford reps by the sounds of it.. there is currently no solution. Nor a concrete explanation.
 
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