Last post on Jun 01, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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#9 of 11 Smart Key Blinking Red LED
May 02, 2012 (12:36 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.
#10 of 11 Re: 2011 Smart key issue [lanehalli]
Jun 01, 2013 (7:05 am)
Yes, I had a similar problem last Sunday. After driving my car into the garage from church, apparently the smart key did not disengage when it was put into park and the engine was stopped using the dash button. Later that night my wife heard a noise from the vehicle. I tried cranking it and it was like trying to crank a dead engine. On Memorial Day, I called The Dealership, but they could not help me get it running and suggested I have it towed there on Tuesday. In the meantime, I decided to charge the battery for an hour even though the lights, etc. all worked. Then the vehicle started and I drove it to the dealership on Tuesday. The mechanics there got it to "act up" once, but said everything checks out. Southeast Toyota in Florida was not much help at all.
#11 of 11 Re: 2011 Smart key issue [lanehalli]
Jun 01, 2013 (7:15 am)
BTW, my vehicle is a 2012 six cylinder with only 4,100 miles. Southeast Toyota's reply was that the smart key has to have about three or four components all acting in sync at the same time for it to operate as designed. Since the dealership could only duplicate the problem once, they have decided to do nothing for the time being and see if I get stranded.