A keyless ignition is that push button in your car that starts the engine instead of turning a key. It’s a feature that’s standard equipment on many new vehicles, but consumer safety advocates say keyless ignitions could pose a danger if you walk away with the fob and forget to turn off the car.
Noah Kushlefsky is an attorney who has represented several families whose loved ones have died from carbon monoxide poisoning after the key fob was removed and the car was left running. “When you’re disassociated from the car by removal of the mechanical key, it’s an easy step to forget” Kushlefsky said. “It’s a senseless situation that should never occur and should never have occurred.”