Man Using Push-Button Start in the 2019 Toyota RAV4

Why Won’t My Toyota Camry Start with Push-Button Start?

Top 5 Reasons Why Toyota Push-Button Start Won’t Work

Toyota Smart Key® with push-button start is a popular feature in the 2019 Toyota Camry and many more Toyota-brand models – but what happens when you push the START button and it doesn’t work? Find out what the problem might be with this list of the top 5 reasons why Toyota push-button start won’t work provided by Downeast Toyota.


READ MORE: How To Start Your Toyota When Toyota Smart Key® Won’t Work


1. Your Foot is Not Firmly on the Brake Pedal

Close Up of Finger Using Push-Button Start in a Toyota CamryWhen equipped with push-button start, you will need to press the brake pedal at the same time that you push the START button. Make sure that you have your foot pressed firmly on the brake pedal when you attempt to start your 2019 Toyota RAV4.

2. You Forgot Your Key

This may seem obvious – but did you forget your key? Check your pocket, it happens to the best of us. Double-check that you did not leave your Toyota key fob in the house. When this happens to you, you will see a – Key Not Detected – message on the Toyota Multi-Information Display.

3. Weak Key Fob Battery

When the battery gets low in the Toyota Smart Key® key fob, it may not have the power you need to start the car. If you think this is the issue – put your foot on the brake, hold the key fob close to the START button and try again. Learn how to replace the Toyota key fob battery with this quick how-to guide.

4. Weak Car Battery

The problem may not be with you or your key. If you cannot start your Toyota, it may indicate that the vehicle’s battery has a low charge. To resolve this problem – contact the Downeast Toyota Service Department to schedule an appointment and replace your battery.

5. You Deactivated the Toyota Smart Key®

Another reason that push-button start won’t work may be that you deactivated the Toyota Smart Key® system by mistake. The switch to activate and deactivate the key fob is located below the steering wheel at the bottom of the instrument panel.


READ MORE: Step-By-Step Instructions To Change the Battery in a Toyota Key Fob


Are you having trouble with Toyota Smart Key® and push-button start? Find out what may be causing that automotive headache with this list of the top 5 reasons why Toyota push-button start won’t work. Explore the Downeast Toyota inventory today to find a Toyota vehicle that comes with all of your favorite features and technology!

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