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

asked by on December 14, 2015

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).

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

I changed all 6 spark plugs on a 06 avalon yesterday and when i got it all put back together the engine shakes and shuts off

Hello, thank you for writing in. A simple spark plug change can turn into a nightmare for anyone if they are not careful. What typically happens is that you screw in and tighten the spark plugs too hard. When this...

How do I check the brake fluid?

Your car’s brakes are the most important safety system onboard. They’re hydraulic, which means they require fluid in order to operate. When you press the brake pedal, fluid is sent from the master cylinder through the brake lines to the...

Ignition wouldnt turn tried to jimmy steering wheel now steering locked and unable to unlock

Try another key if you have one. If you have no other key then try and get another one cut from the one you have. The key you have could be worn and not working. A fresh cut key may...

Would an engine problem cause my slip indicator to come on in my 2010 Toyota Highlander

Hello. It sounds like you have two different issues going on. The slip indicator will come on when there is a traction control issue or when there is a malfunction in the system. Most of the time this is caused...

Getting code P0500

Hi there. The code you are getting is for a problem with the vehicle speed sensor. These commonly fail and will cause this code and cal also cause some drive ability issues. I would typically test the sensor and the...

What tire size should I use and what pressure should I run in the tires?

Your car may have one of three different tire sizes, depending on the actual trim level and engine size. It’s important that you continue to use the OEM-specified tire size when your original tires wear out. It’s also important that...

Alternators keep dying and killing batteries

Your alternator may be working fine and you just need to replace the dying battery. Most alternators tend to last a lot longer than most batteries. The factory alternator on your Jeep is more than capable of handling your...

What are the key positions?

There are four main positions of the key in the ignition. Each position will have your vehicle respond differently. The four key positions are. Off. In this position, the vehicle is off. Accessory. In this position, the electrical accessories...

ESC light is staying on.

Hi There, Your ESC light represents the Electronic Stability Control system in your car, otherwise known as a form of traction control. As you may know, this system is controlled by a series of sensors located at each of the...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford F-250
When When it comes to large, heavy-duty pickup trucks, the 2012 Ford F-250 only has two competitors – the Chevrolet Silverado HD and the Dodge Ram 2500/3500. Though the F-250 doesn’t outperform the Ram in the towing department, it certainly...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo S80
The The S80 doesn’t just bring subtle elegance and luxury features to the table, it also brings the long-renowned quality and safety ratings of its Swedish maker. While the brand may not rival the names of BMW and Audi, the...
How to Attach a Car Battery-Mounted Power Cut-off Switch
Many Many people who store their vehicle for a length of time like to disconnect the battery from the electrical system of the vehicle. This prevents the vehicle from unintentionally draining the battery. With the battery disconnected, the risks of...