Q: What is the battery saver function on my car?

asked by on

What is the battery saver function on my car?

Your car is equipped with a battery saver function to help prevent the battery in the car from dying, as well as the battery in your remote/electronic key. This is a handy thing to have, but you need to know a few things. Here are the conditions that will put your car into battery saver mode:

  • You haven’t used the car in at least 2 weeks.

  • The electronic key is within 10 feet of the car and hasn’t been used in 10 minutes.

Battery saver mode will be discontinued when the any of the following situations takes place:

  • You unlock the car with the door handle.

  • You lock or unlock the car with the remote.

  • You lock or unlock the car with the metal key (either your integrated key or the mechanical key insert).

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What is the battery saver function on my car?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Battery light staying on

If the battery light is still on, the chances are your battery might not have needed replacement. The battery light is simply an indicator for the whole charging system. A bad battery, bad connection, bad alternator, bad regulator, etc. are...

Q: Battery died, does it have anything to do with alarm going off and not stopping when it was recharged? 2003 GMC Yukon

Hi there - yes, a security/alarm system that continues to beep/honk/whatever, is draining your battery, just like a light that is left on. Most cars make the alarm system go off when the battery is replaced - or when the...

Q: Hi Josh! If I provide the fuel pump kit and filter, how much do you charge for labor?

The labor to replace the fuel pump in the tank would depend on the exact model and labor rates in your area. The labor will be less than 1.5 hours if you supply parts to replace the pump i you...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...