Smart key push button start advice

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by slapshot, May 16, 2018.

  1. slapshot

    slapshot Member

    I have a 2011 sr5 taco 2wd that im considering trading in for a 2018 sr5 or trd 4x4 dc lb but im not sure about the durability of the smart key push button start feature. Ive never had it or used it. Id appreciate any info about it. Thsnks
     
  2. Avatar

    Tacoma Forum Sign Up!

    Join TacomaForum.com Today - It's Totally Free!

    Are you a Toyota truck fan? If so we invite you to join TacomaForum.com. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Toyota Tacoma Fans to meet online.
    Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your truck, and have a great time with other Toyota Tacoma fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Tacoma you'll find that TacomaForum.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

    Join TacomaForum.com Today! JOIN FOR FREE

  3. AZ Pete

    AZ Pete Well-Known Member

    change the battery in the fob every three years.
     
  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.
    The push button start has been around for so many years now I wouldn’t worry about the durability. It’s like any mechanical/electrical part, they can wear out. But there are no real issues with the Toyota.
     
    slapshot likes this.
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I love the push start and the touch handle lock and unlock. It’s one of my favorite tech things about the truck.
     
  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Me too.
     
    B-Man likes this.
  7. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Me Three!.......Love the push-button start. Really like the touch lock/unlock feature on the door handle.
     
    slapshot and OR17TRD like this.
  8. OP
    slapshot

    slapshot Member

    Thanks
     
    Bogunn likes this.
  9. pauljboudreau

    pauljboudreau New Member

    Make me wonder why it is missing in the standard model
     
  10. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I'm old fashion. I like having a key. I am glad that the key and fob are one now though. I know my 05 Tacoma was a 2 piece key and fob, I honestly don't remember what my 10 keys looked like.
     
    B-Man, Cape taco and Bogunn like this.
  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I didn’t think I’d like it either. I love it though. It’s nice not having to dig around for your keys.
     
    TacoToy4JC, B-Man and Crawdad like this.
  12. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    My work truck has a key and every freakin time I get in the taco I stab at the dash I'm tempted to put a dummy ignition switch just so I can still go through the motions! WTF:eek:
     
    B-Man, Crawdad and Bogunn like this.
  13. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Hahaha! I'd probably be the same way. Every time I drive wifey's car I stomp my left foot on the floor and throw it in neutral going down the road.
     
    B-Man, Cape taco and Bogunn like this.
  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I get into other vehicles and push the key ignition then realize I need to put the damn key in. Haha
     
    B-Man and Cape taco like this.
  15. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    Forget keys.

    Has anybody ever had the start button fail them?
     
    B-Man likes this.
  16. AZ Pete

    AZ Pete Well-Known Member

    just had to return a Nissan rental car because the fob battery was weak, it generated an error message, but finally did start the car,if the fob was held to the button....same drill as Toyota specifies.
     
  17. 17.TRD.DCSB

    17.TRD.DCSB Member

    Haven’t had it fail. I love it. I wish it was proximity lock though. If walking away with the key made it lock that would be nice.
     
    OR17TRD likes this.
  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That and being able to have the vehicle running, lock it with the fob and walk away. Like on cold mornings when you want to warm the truck have it locked up and stay in the house until your ready to leave.
     
    17.TRD.DCSB likes this.
  19. 17.TRD.DCSB

    17.TRD.DCSB Member

    I would love that. It’s stupid you can’t lock it with eh fob while it’s running.
     
    OR17TRD likes this.
  20. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Hasn't failed me once and I actually reviewed the pushbutton start before I got my '17 TRD and couldn't find anyone having problems. Seems like its been available for years on other makes/models also with good results/reviews.
     
    Bogunn likes this.
  21. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Now, when I start mine to let it warm up......I shut the door and walk away and it beeps 3 times and locks the doors while running.......when I was leaving work and stopped at the local pump-n-dump to get a coffee for the way home I left it running......got out......shut the door......there's 3 beeps and it locks all the doors with it running.......came back out......touched the back of the driver's handle and you can hear the doors unlock. It'll do what you guys are describing.
     
    Cape taco, Lockport93 and Bogunn like this.

Share This Page