Now I have my Q30, was going to get this...
BUT, I obviously have the remote locking/unlocking key, but it is not a keyless entry, which I think was a part of a pack option - I need to press unlock on the keyfob. Will the push button starter still work for me ?
Missing the push button starter as my last 3 cars have all had it.
As generic of an answer as this sounds, stopping by your dealer and getting up to speed with the updates they have is the best thing you can do. For all we know as i'm typing this an update could be rolling out on monday. With these cars being so new its easier to press them for answers now than later on.Many thanks to Kbachir for informing me of the existence of these buttons. I had no idea they existed as I have never owned a Mercedes. I have a Feb 2016 registered Q30 so an early one. I asked the dealer during the test drive why you would have keyless entry and then need to get the keys out of your pocket to start the car, he said later models would have them! I put up with it 'til now because I didn't think it was available for my car but it was always an irritant as my previous car had a start button. However after discovering this forum and after reading the previous posts I decided to buy one on Ebay, it cost £21.99 and appears to be a new and genuine part. It fitted perfectly and securely and worked straight away. I read the manual and you can also cycle through the key positions if you press the button without your foot on the brake pedal. Now I have absolutely no issues with my pride and joy Premium Tech Intouch 2.2D DCT AWD. I can confirm that when you switch off the engine with the button P or Park is not automatically engaged, but as you would normally engage the parking brake and put the car into a gear when parking up I can't see a problem with this. I am wondering if a firmware update has resolved the issue with later cars, does anyone know? I would add that I am keeping my keys in a Farady bag now though in view of the rising thefts of keyless entry cars.