2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Don't Panic!
October 07, 2010
Last week, while washing my personal car, I set off the panic alarm -- twice. Both times it happened when I had the key fob in my hand and I was bending or leaning or moving something (like the driver's seat) as part of the cleaning process.
It was great fun to have my car honking it's horn in my own driveway, all while trying to get the key into the ignition and turn it to stop the madness. Yeah, holding the key while washing the car isn't ncecessarily a good idea, but if you're opening the cargo area or turning the steering wheel while cleaning a car you're likely to be holding the key. And I've had this happen with a key in my pocket, too, so there are few ways to guarantee it won't happen.
But our long-term 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour key (like most Honda keys) goes a long way toward eliminating the unintentional panic attack. See how the panic button is both small and recessed? You want to call in the Honda honking gods? Well, you're going to have to work for it a little, which is just fine by me.
Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor at Large @ 13,760 miles