Car started itself

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cj10jeeper
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Re: Car started itself

Post by cj10jeeper » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:01 pm

Jaguars and LR were very susceptible to problems on battery drain from sitting listening to music, cleaning the car with a door open, etc. It’s much more than the music that is running.. I once sat outside my daughters school and in 45 mins was unable to start the car. They later changed software to limit time of accessories with no engine running.
I assume F has the same logic


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Re: Car started itself

Post by RPSN » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:30 pm

cj10jeeper wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:01 pm
Jaguars and LR were very susceptible to problems on battery drain from sitting listening to music, cleaning the car with a door open, etc. It’s much more than the music that is running.. I once sat outside my daughters school and in 45 mins was unable to start the car. They later changed software to limit time of accessories with no engine running.
I assume F has the same logic
Thanks for the info.

I can see why the F-Type power management shuts down after approx 10 minutes with no engine running (to conserve the battery).

This doesn't explain why the engine restarted itself while I was sitting inside my parked and unlocked car, listening to the radio? On the other hand, If the car was parked but locked, with me sitting inside it listening to the radio, why would the engine restart by itself? Is this because the InControl App may still be registered in the previous owner’s name?
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Re: Car started itself

Post by Philskill » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:54 pm

So did the previous owner open the app and try starting the car! Wonder how shocked he was when it worked!
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Re: Car started itself

Post by RPSN » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:25 am

Philskill wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:54 pm
So did the previous owner open the app and try starting the car! Wonder how shocked he was when it worked!
If it was, then the previous owner wasn't the only one that was shocked......it startled me as I was in chill mode listening to music at the time!

I thought I may have found the answer to my car starting by itself when I was parked up and listening to the radio........On the ownerinfo.jaguar.com site in the AUTO STOP/START section it says the engine will also restart if the battery charge becomes low. Only thing is, the ignition has to be on for AUTO STOP/START to work. The ignition was switched off at the time.

Will have to see what comes out of my visit to the Jaguar main dealership at the end of this week with my V5 document and driving licence to check if the InControl App is registered in the previous owner’s name. If it is, they will deregister it.
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Re: Car started itself

Post by cj10jeeper » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:45 am

On mine you cannot have the radio on without the ignition on
I find it so unlikely that of all the time since you had the car someone tried it at the exact moment you were listening to music
I Ali thought remote only worked if the vas is locked


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Re: Car started itself

Post by RPSN » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:15 am

Not sure why your radio doesn't work without the ignition on? Must be due to model variations?

I have the 2016 V6 S Coupe and if I want to put the radio on without the ignition being on, I just press the button on the centre console.

You are right in saying that remote only works if the car is locked.

The following information is taken from ownerinfo.jaguar.com

The Remote Climate screen allows the engine to be started remotely (for vehicles with an automatic transmission), and to run for up to 30 minutes to provide a comfortable temperature inside the cabin in advance of the driver entering the vehicle.

Remote climate will not function if any of the following conditions exist:

The vehicle's fuel level is low.
The vehicle's battery charge level is low.
The vehicle is not locked.
A window, door, bonnet, or the Luggage compartment is open.
The engine has been manually started.
A system error with any required vehicle system has been detected.
A theft has been detected.
The vehicle's alarm is sounding.
A crash event has been detected.
The hazard warning lamps are switched on.
The automatic transmission is not in Park (P).
The brake pedal is pressed.
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Re: Car started itself

Post by RPSN » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:13 pm

I've eventually found out why my F-Type restarted itself when I was sitting inside it, parked up, unlocked, ignition off and listening to the radio.

After speaking with a Jaguar master technician today he told me that when the smart key is inside the vehicle with the ignition off, the car doesn't completely shut down so it will automatically restart itself when needed, to conserve the battery. It did this because I was listening to the radio for quite some time.

This was nothing to do with the InControl App being registered in the previous owner’s name. I have now been to my Jaguar main dealership, de-registered the previous owner and replaced this with my own details :-)
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Re: Car started itself

Post by scm » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:52 pm

That's good to know - mystery solved!
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Re: Car started itself

Post by RPSN » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:13 pm

At least I'll be prepared for it next time......instead of thinking Casper the friendly ghost has started my car! lol
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Re: Car started itself

Post by Elementad » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:39 am

I think this thread is a good reminder that people buying second hand need to remove the previous owner from the system as it CAN and DOES happen that previous owner starts the car (as per OP experience).
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