Can I Drive Away Without a Keyfob?

In this Q&A, Aaron answers a question regarding keyless ignition. Specifically, the question of whether a vehicle that’s running can be driven away if the keyfob is not present. Aaron answers this question and cites the federal regulation that makes things the way they are.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at