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Hey guys, I my mom picked up a 2013 legacy (I know this is an ob forum) but just like the ob, when you remote start the car and open the door , the car cuts off. Any work around to this?
 

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It seems to me it is designed that way to prevent easy theft of the car. Cars left running are prone to disappear, so the feature makes sense.
 

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But u can't drive the car unless the key is in the car...so I still don't know how this works,but to anwesome ur question,I don't think so, there was a thread on this,and they all had no way to bypass this,unless you went aftermarket what I remember anyways
 

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I purchased the remote start when I bought my 2013 outback. I am so disappointed that the engine shuts off when you open a door. Does anyone know if it is bad for the engine if it is turned off then back on within a short period of time? Also, we need to figure out a way to bypass this.
 

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It's not bad to restart the engine shortly after shutdown. If it were, they wouldn't offer a remote start at all.

Restarting the engine with the key after a door-triggered shutdown provides for a few things- idiot light tests, so you can tell if the warning lights are working. Also the key has to be in and turned to unlock the steering & shifter anyway.

If you do bypass the door triggered shutdown, you will need to work out a way to protect the car from you (or another driver) accidentally turning the key all the way to 'start' when you get in- otherwise you will wear out the starter and/or flywheel prematurely.

I could see Subaru creating a "single start from remote" feature in a future car- to cut costs it would make sense for them to integrate that with the stop-start feature that will eventually be required for emissions.
 
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