Explore the Function and Features of Toyota Smart Key and Push Button Start

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks, Toyota Technology on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 2:40 pm
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How to Use Toyota Smart Key and Push Button Start

Technology is a primary focus of automakers and it is constantly improving the driving experience by amplifying safety, entertainment and convenience. Elements that will significantly impact the convenience of your day-to-day drive include the Toyota Smart Key system and push button start. If you have never used these features, they can catch you off guard when you get behind the wheel of the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Avoid any confusion and learn how to use Toyota Smart Key and push button start right here at Downeast Toyota.

Toyota Smart Key System Operation and Features

Designed to promote convenience, the Toyota Smart Key system makes life just a little bit easier. If you find yourself carrying an armful of groceries, simply touching the door handle will unlock it. When you approach your Toyota with the Smart Key fob in your pocket or purse, the system will also automatically illuminate courtesy lights so you can see what you are doing. Touching the lock sensor on the door handle will then lock the doors.


The Toyota Smart Key system is integrated into the rear liftgate of your vehicle as well, allowing you to unlock it at just the touch of a button located above the license plate. Pressing and holding the trunk button on the key fob will open the trunk or liftgate for you. Should the battery die on your key fob, a mechanical key is integrated into the key fob and will allow you to access your vehicle. For more details on the operation of the Toyota Smart Key system, watch the video above.

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Push Button Start Operation and Features

Push button start is another added convenience that is readily available for many models in the Downeast Toyota inventory. Though it is extremely convenient, push button start can catch you off guard if you are unfamiliar. When you have the key fob on your person, simply ensure that your 2016 Toyota Corolla is in park, depress the brake and push the engine stop/start button. After you have arrived at your destination, simply put your vehicle in park and push the button.

When your vehicle is equipped with push button start, you will have the ability to operate power features without starting the engine as well. If you would like to use the Toyota Entune infotainment interface without burning fuel, simply push the ignition button. In order to operate the climate control system in the heat of summer, press the start/stop button twice. Pushing the button a third time will then turn off the power features. Watch the video posted above for more details on how to operate Toyota push button start.

If you are unfamiliar, the Toyota Smart Key system and push button start can be discombobulating. Follow the steps above to learn how to use Toyota Smart Key and push button start, and ensure that you’re getting the most from this convenient piece of technology. Stop in today at Downeast Toyota to schedule a test drive and see these innovative features in action.

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