Most of the time, if I shut the CRV off with it still in gear, I get a series of beeps to remind me. But occasionally, there's no alarm at all, or maybe just a single beep. And when left in this configuration, it seems like the CRV defaults to neutral. Several times now, I've shut it off on mostly level ground with it still in drive,and come back to find it tens of feet from where I left it. I have been VERY fortunate that none of those resulted in an accident.
Obviously, leaving it in gear is my own fault... but prior to the CRV, I owned Priuses (Prii?) for 13 years. If you shut the Prius off, it goes into park automatically. So I developed a habit of skipping the step of putting it in park, and it's a hard habit to break.
Any idea what would cause the alarm to not sound? And is there any other way to protect myself from my own stupidity - like a hidden setting to auto-set the parking brake?