The SKS only activates the exterior door sensors at a distance of about 3-4 feet, but I think Toyota recommends keeping the fob something like 20 feet away? (someone'll check me on that)sprett said:I was wondering about the range of the smart key system. Since I park my car just outside my window approx. 3 metres away, will the car be unlocked if a use this feature? I assume the car locks itself when I get out of the smart keys range, right?
Mostly correct. The difference with the SKS is that I think most of us never touch the buttons on the fob. It stays in our pocket/purse/whatever.sprett said:So, If I got this right, locking the car is just like any other car with remote controlled locks. But unlocking the car is just like magic (as long as the "key" is in very close range of the car. But there still is a button on the remote to unlock it from, say, 20 feet. Sounds good...
Yup, that's the way it works...efusco said:Mostly correct. The difference with the SKS is that I think most of us never touch the buttons on the fob. It stays in our pocket/purse/whatever.
I walk to my car, touch the handle as if to open the door, hear the 'beep-beep' and just open up, all in one smooth motion usually.
I sit down, press the brake then the Power button and put on my seat belt while the car goes through it's usual start-up routine into Ready mode.
When I stop the car I again hit the power button, get out, close the door, and hit the black button on the door handle to lock-up and walk away. Never touching the key fob or even giving it a thought.
MechaMoose said:All I want to know is: Is my car behaving as designed?