Remote starter disabling running vehicle?

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Old 03-02-07, 08:53 AM
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Remote starter disabling running vehicle?

Is it possible for a car starter to shut down a vehicle that is being driven at the time? An aquaintance claims when he was driving through a parking lot the other day that his starter shut down his vehicle causing him to lose control & hit a light post. He claims the steering locked up & brakes didn't work. Has anyone heard of any such thing? Thanks.
 
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Old 03-02-07, 01:05 PM
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Some vehicles motor will shut off if the starter is engaged while the engine is running, as far as The steering locking, That can only happen once the key is removed allowing a pin to slide from ign into the steering colomn.

Your friend might be making up a story to save embrassment
 
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Just to add that once the motor sops the steering will get heavy but not lock and the brakes will feel firm due to no vacum assist present.

I am wondering if he tried to go down a parking structure without the engine running, this would cause near full brake fail.
 
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Old 03-04-07, 06:40 PM
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Personally I think the guy was going too fast in a parking lot, lost control & is trying to save face. Thanks for the replies, they were pretty much what I figured.
 
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You got it mate.
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LOL. Steering lock and no brakes? LOL

the CIA put a hit out on him.
 
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Old 03-06-07, 05:12 AM
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I've actually never heard of that happening, and I've been driving for almost 10 years now. Cars will actually shut off if the starter engages? I never knew that (Mine doesn't, but if it's frigid like it was this morning, apparently the ignition sticks somewhat). From what he claims, it seems next to impossible.....I agree with everyone here - He's trying to cover something up.....But it was a good try

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Old 03-09-07, 09:10 PM
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I install remote starts. If someone made a crappy connection on an ignition wire, it could cause the car to die, but typically the remote start can only feed the ignition, it cant cut it off.

People, mechanics, dealerships will blame everything on a remote start. Got a flat tire, must be the remote start grounding through the wheels. O2 sensor died, must have been backfeeding power to it.

I think your friend's car either died or he was being stupid in a parking lot
 
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