Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What’s the range on the Intelligent Key?

asked by on

What’s the range on the Intelligent Key?

A: Your Intelligent Key allows you to enter an...

Your Intelligent Key allows you to enter and exit the car, automatically unlock doors, get into the trunk and more. However, it has a limited range. In order to use the key, you need to be standing about two and a half feet away from the lock you want to operate (for the auto unlock function to work). The remote aspect of the key (physically pressing the lock or unlock button) will work from farther away.

Tips

  • If you’re holding the key too close to the lock, the unlock function might not work.

  • If the battery is low, the key may not work correctly.

  • Doors can be unlocked by anyone nearby if the Intelligent Key is within range.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: What do I do if is overheating?

Overheating is a critical situation for your engine. If you notice the temperature gauge pushing into the red, you need to take immediate action to prevent serious damage. Here’s what to do: Slow down and pull off the road....

Q: How do you activate or deactivate the Belt-Minder® system?

Your car’s Belt-Minder® system provides important alerts that increase your safety by reminding you about buckling up. However, there may be times that you need to deactivate (and then reactivate) the system. Here’s how: Make sure the ignition is...

Q: What conditions affect the operation of the Intelligent Key?

Your car’s Intelligent Key offers a very wide range of functionality. However, it works on radio waves. As such, there are plenty of different factors that can affect its operation. Understanding these can help you troubleshoot problems. Strong...

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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...