February 24, 2011, 7:34 pm
[quote name='Daryll' timestamp='1298574590' post='115710']
I had something similar, but opposite, a few weeks ago in my punto. I drove to work, nothing strange, pulled up in the car park, turned off the lights, turned off the ignition and took the key out, then realised the engine was still running...!!
It took me a second or 2 to realise, and then thought how the f**k do I stop the engine..!! I put the key back in and turned it until the ignition lights came on, then turned it off again, this time the engine stopped.
This happened once more a few days later, but on the trip home.. pulled up on the drive and the engine carried on running after I'd taken the key out.
I've since started driving my Focus, and the wife has the punto, but she hasn't reported it happening since..
where you intoxicated at the time
maybe you just pulled out a switch and thought it was the key
lol, I have heard of that though and its something to do with the ignition circuit doesnt open when you remove the key, of course the circuit is still closed and the car continues to run. could be iffy wiring, if its an old punto then it could be wiring, if its new, then its another reason for me not to get a fiat
At least if the Mrs is driving it and it works fine, thats good news! if your car is anything like mine - it doesnt like the driver? which is tough luck for my car, as it only has one driver!