I've been searching the many-paged manual to no avail - is there any way to turn off the alarm that goes off if you leave the door open while sitting in the car?
Ahh, you mean that really irritating four beeps in succession, that repeats as you sit in the car?
If so, read on.
Yes, that had me really annoyed too. Until I realised - and you may already know this - that it happens after a certain sequence: - Stop/park the car - Open the door - Turn the car off - Beep-beep-beep-beep; Beep-beep-beep-beep; Beep-beep-beep-beep; (Agghhh).
So anyway, armed with that knowledge, if you do want to sit the car and finish your conversation with your passenger with the door open to let in some fresh air, you've got to train yourself to turn the car off before opening the door, ie: - Stop/park the car - Turn the car off - Open the door - Silence (aahhh)
But motivated by your question, I've done some research, and someone has come up with one solution to the problem as follows: when the beeping starts (door open, turn car off), take your left hand, reach it around your waist, and feel for a rubber-covered switch that is presumably some sort of door-closed sensor button. Now push that in for a split second, and voila. Now you can continue your conversation/book/whatever in silence.
(As to why it punishes us in this manner, just because we do three tasks in a perfectly natural order, is beyond me. In fact, after reading the above, it all sounds so nonsensical, that I had to go out to the car just to check that the above is actually correct, and yes, it’s all true!)
Nissan Leaf: built 06/12, purchased 08/14, 30k km 02/16