Last post on May 02, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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Toyota RAV4, SUV
May 31, 2009 (6:24 pm)
I'd like to have a keypad (like Ford products) installed on my wife's new RAV. We just traded in her Ford and she always left her keys in the car, using the keypad to enter after it had been locked.
Since leaving the Smart key in the vehicle prevents the doors from being locked, I've been told that installing a keypad would NOT defeat this feature. Thus, she would not be able to lock the the RAV (using the lock on the drivers door) while leaving the Smart key in the car. The installation of the key pad would be a waste of money.
#2 of 9 Re: Smart Key [larry51k]
Jun 01, 2009 (6:01 am)
Sounds like solid logic to me. If the idea is to intentionally lock the key in the car, that's impossible with the smart key on the RAV4 Limited. Even if you have one key with you outside the car and leave one key inside, it still won't lock.
#3 of 9 Toyota Smart Key
Oct 15, 2010 (5:59 pm)
Just purchased an 09 Rav4 that came with only 1 smart key - is a Toyota dealer the only place to obtain a spare? Can a used smart key with identical FCC ID and IC numbers be reprogrammed for my vehicle??
#4 of 9 smart key
Oct 24, 2010 (8:32 am)
I just got a 2010 and the smart key is better than I thought it would.
#5 of 9 2011 RAV4 SMART KEY
Mar 08, 2011 (7:48 pm)
I have 2011 rav4 with smart key, it doesn't automatically lock the door when I start my car, even if I shift gear. I ask toyota and they told me thats how it is. is this true? I need help...
#6 of 9 Re: 2011 RAV4 SMART KEY [bonsoy111]
Mar 21, 2011 (6:44 pm)
I ask 2 Rav4 owner with smart keys and they have thesame problem. all cars are supposed to lock doors automatically once you start or shift gear from park to drive as protection for all drivers, but this Rav4 with smart keys does not automatically lock! if other cars can lock why not for Rav4? I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS SMART KEY OR PUSH BUTTON START!!!! I think Toyota is just experimenting!!!!
#7 of 9 2011 Smart key issue
Apr 24, 2012 (2:48 pm)
Yesterday the car was driven home and parked in park. The car then would not work. The keys showed up as missing when trying to start the car. It was towed to the shop, but it had to be taken out of park and rolled to make room for the tow truck. The car was then put into park again and still the smart key did not work. The car was taken to a dealership and lo and behold the key started working as soon as it was off the tow truck. The techs ran a test and stated the reason it did not start is because the computer says the car was in gear 3. Clearly it was not, but they say the car is fine. Has anybody else had this problem?
#8 of 9 Re: 2011 Smart key issue [lanehalli]
Apr 24, 2012 (6:38 pm)
By the way the car is a 4cylinder Rav4 Limited. Another thing I just thought to add is that their was dealership added remote start.
#9 of 9 Smart Key Blinking Red LED
May 02, 2012 (1:36 pm)
I've searched and searched the RAV4 manual but I can't find any reference to the red LED on the top left face of the Smart Key. All I can tell you is that the LED flashes when I press the Start/Stop button. Oh, and the car won't start, either.