His keyless car killed him while he slept. New legislation could save others

June 14, 2019

Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free PressPublished 7:30 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 | Updated 11:26 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 Patricia M. Fish and Russell Fish were married 46 years when he died in his home by carbon monoxide poisoning from his Toyota Forerunner inadvertently left running in the attached garage. (Photo: Lynn Ann Gordon) Pennsylvanian Russell […]

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Toyota Plans to Deploy Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park Features to Vehicle Line Up

June 12, 2019 PLANO, Texas (June 12, 2019) –Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today announces two feature updates to its vehicle line up – Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park. Each feature represents Toyota’s relentless commitment to continuous improvement. Automatic Engine Shut Off Starting with most Model Year 2020 vehicles, Toyota will provide additional features […]

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Toyota Has the Most Keyless Ignition Related Deaths, But Takes no Action

June 7, 2019

Posted on Friday, Jun 7th, 2019 Last month, Dr. Sherry Hood Penney, 81, and Dr. James Livingston, 88, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple had inadvertently left their keyless ignition 2017 Toyota Avalon running in the attached garage of their Sarasota condo. The car ran until it was out of gas and its battery […]

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Are keyless ignitions putting you at risk?

May 20, 2019

Updated: 7:15 PM EDT May 16, 2019 Play Video CENTRAL FLORIDA, Fla. — Could a convenient feature in new cars be putting you and your family at risk?This year, 91 percent of new cars will have a keyless ignition. The push button start is now responsible for more carbon monoxide deaths in Florida than anywhere […]

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Pet cat credited with saving Deltona couple from carbon monoxide poisoning

March 6, 2019

1.9KShares A couple spent hours in their home being sicked by carbon monoxide after accidentally leaving their car running in the garage. Paul and Leona Jones went out for an early dinner Wednesday evening and came home in the middle of a rainstorm. They said they just wanted to get into the garage, close the […]

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Blumenthal announces legislation to protect against CO and rollaway risk raised by keyless cars

February 25, 2019

By U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal’s office        WASHINGTON, CT – On Friday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced introduction of the Protecting Americans from the Risks of Keyless Ignition Technology (PARK IT) Act to protect consumers from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and vehicle rollaways associated with keyless ignition technology in vehicles. The PARK IT […]

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SILENT KILLER: Keyless ignitions linked to more than 2 dozen carbon monoxide deaths

November 13, 2018

Author: Jennifer Titus  Published: 4:00 PM EST November 9, 2018 Updated: 11:25 PM EST November 13, 2018 10-INVESTIGATES  Key fobs have changed the way we start our cars. Instead of fumbling around for keys, you just hit the start button. But that convenience can come at a cost because just as easy as it is to start your car it’s just […]

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What’s new — and what’s missing — in your next new car

October 10, 2018

By RONALD MONTOYA Edmunds Oct 10, 2018 Updated Oct 10, 2018 Automakers are continually making changes in vehicles. These can be technological breakthroughs, such as the automatic emergency braking systems that are increasingly becoming standard on new cars. Some are mandated changes, such as a federal requirement that all vehicles have backup cameras, which went into effect […]

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Deadly Convenience: Keyless Cars and Their Carbon Monoxide Toll

May 13, 2018

Weaned from using a key, drivers have left cars running in garages, spewing exhaust into homes. Despite years of deaths, regulatory action has lagged. By David Jeans and Majlie De Puy Kamp, May 13, 2018 It seems like a common convenience in a digital age: a car that can be powered on and off with the push of a […]

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KEYLESS IGNITIONS MAY BE CONTRIBUTING TO DEATHS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

March 19, 2018

Posted: March 19, 2018 By ActionNewsJax.com Constance Petot didn’t think twice about the push button starter on her car until it almost killed her and her toddler last Valentine’s Day. >> Read more trending news “He just went completely limp in my arms. It’s the most terrifying moment in my entire life,” said Petot. The busy […]

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