kolmstead wrote:Right as usual, guys. I just tried it again. Foot on brake, turn on power, read SOC. Try to turn off, and you just get beeped at. Take big foot off brake, and car shuts off normally.
Nissan has used an Intelligent Key with push button start in many of their vehicles for many years. Nissan programs the usage for typical user's behaviors - such as starting your car and driving it. The behavior that you described above is not typical. The reason the car did not turn off when you pressed the button is because it is programmed to not turn off in that scenario. Think of it like this - you start your car and start driving. Someone accidently pushes the start/stop button. You really don't want the car to be turned off while you are driving, so pushing the button once will not turn off the car while it is in motion. (I realize that you were not moving in the above scenario, but again, more typical is to start the car and drive away which is what the programming is designed to accommodate.)
Let's say that you are driving and there is an emergency that requires you to turn off the car while it is in motion. Pressing the button once will not turn off the car. It could have been an accidental touch. Pressing the button three times in rapid succession, (as in, I REALLY NEED TO TURN THIS CAR OFF NOW!) would work. Also, just pressing and holding the start/stop button down for 2 seconds will work. Some other manufacturer's offer just one or the other alternative as a panic shut off mode. Nissan says either should work so that is how it's programmed. All of these are discussed in the quick reference guide as well as the owner's manual.
Actually, starting the car is pretty simple too - step on the brake and push the start button. It is unfortunate that it seems if you do these in reverse order strange things happen. Then again, Japanese engineers probably don't think that people will push the start button, then step on the brake.