I understand that valet mode limits car to 4K rpms, and also locks out the performance pages apps. Most valet drivers are going to know about, (or go through the effort) to unhook the battery for a few minutes; Also, they'd know they'd get busted, since the driver would have to reset all his radio station presets, and would thus deduce that the battery was disconnected, and immediately hop out and see that his new back tires are now down to the steel belts with one actually losing air...
The thing about Valet Mode that puzzles me is the fact that the person you left your beloved Hellcat with can RESET the various performance history readouts in the dash display. With the Black Key in hand and Valet Mode activated, the whole dash display can be accessed, cleared, and even reconfigured.
To really lock down the car in Valet Mode, you shouldn’t even be able to see the performance statistics screens or Trip Odometer screens - much less reset them. Some level of slow-motion hanky-panky is still possible. I was 18 once and can imagine a scenario or two...
I’m glad Valet Mode is there, though. Without that feature, handing some stranger the Red Key is like handing someone a hand grenade with the pin pulled. The Black Key is not that far behind – my SRT8 had 425HP which was enough to get into trouble.
In the manual 6 speed hellcat do they have a rev limiter in valet mode. I just did a mid muffler delete and had it in valet as my buddy was revving it. It sounded like it had a soft limiter. But im not entirely sure. Apparently the car was in neutral.
There is a workaround to the valet mode. How do I know?
I dropped my HC RE off to get PPF, ceramic and tint done about a week and a half ago. Put car in valet mode (put in the code twice, yada, yada) upon reaching the shop doing the install. I told the manager I put it in valet mode (he said, smart idea and they usually do that anyway to comfort owners leaving their vehicles, yah right I say!). Anyway, pick it up after 7 days (yes, seven days, complete paint protection (entire vehicle), ceramic on everything possible and all windows minus windshield tinted, takes a while for a perfectionist shop like one I use) and the valet mode is not on when I start vehicle in their front lot. I didn't bother going in to ask how they got it off as the mileage was the same as when I dropped it off.
But, wondering if maybe battery disconnect or another way they got it off, huh
Ordered May 1 (1st day available), picked up this a.m.
Apparently different sizes coming out on various schedules, as discussed in another thread.
Tire guy says the two below have a manufacture date of February of this year, in Japan. You would expect a recent date given they are a new...