Last post on Jan 27, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#8 of 9 2009 Rav4 Ltd.
Nov 18, 2009 (3:40 pm)
My car has the smart key/push start ignition. I installed the remote starter from the dealer. The problem is when I start the engine from outside, all doors automatically unlocked, and the engine would stop if I step on brake (in order to shift the drive lever). I have to start the engine again. Is it normal? The dealer told me that with the push start iginition, it suppose to work this way, but another mechanic told me that it shouldn't work that way. I am confuse!
#9 of 9 2007 RAV4 factory remote start - DEAD!
Jan 27, 2010 (2:51 pm)
just got back from dealer after checking out the unpredictable operation from the factory remote start. they told me "the 'brain' is dead, we've seen it before, $599 to replace, have to replace the whole unit ..."
this after 3 years, one week and 56k. dealer has offered a 50/50 (me $300) bucks, but alas, only a 1 year warranty on the replacement.
my plan was to attack toyota in writing this am, but the news this morning will cause my beef to get lost in the gas pedal mess.
anybody else have this problem (or any luck getting a resolution)?