Don't forget this was tied to a pending federal mandate to honk the horn when leaving a running vehicle without the key.
interesting point that i was not aware of.
In most cases yes, but not in the case where an elderly person leaves the car running in the garage accidentally. They probably wouldn't hear the honk.
Notice I'm not against the idea - just pointing out that it doesn't solve the major issue that Ford is worried about which is liability.
hey, wait, I resemble that remark!!!
when i first got the edge, i parked in an outdoor parking lot on a very busy road, thus quite noisy. i got out of the car and locked it and as i stepped away, the car double honked. i wondered what was wrong and went back to the car to check the doors, etc. i couldn't find anything amiss.
when i got back in the car 10 min later, i realized that it was still running!!! i attributed this to the fact that the car was so quiet and on a street with a lot of traffic noise. plus, i had never had a car with push-button start where i keep the key in my pocket. i guess it was a "senior moment" even though i don't yet qualify for the senior discounts!
so it just goes to prove that even the double-honk is not foolproof for some idiots!! LOL