Lexus ES manuals

Lexus ES: Smart access system with push-button start

The following operations can be performed simply by carrying the electronic key on your person, for example in your pocket. The driver should always carry the electronic key.

■Antenna location

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

  1. Antennas outside the cabin
  2. Antennas inside the cabin
  3. Antenna inside the trunk
  4. Antenna outside the trunk

■Effective range (areas within which the electronic key is detected)

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

  1. When locking or unlocking the doors
    The system can be operated when the electronic key is within about 2.3 ft. (0.7 m) of an outside door handle. (Only the doors detecting the key can be operated.)
  2. When opening the trunk
    The system can be operated when the electronic key is within about 2.3 ft. (0.7 m) of the trunk release button.
  3. When starting the hybrid system or changing power switch modes
    The system can be operated when the electronic key is inside the vehicle.

■If an alarm sounds or a warning message is displayed An alarm sounds and warning messages are displayed on the multi-information display to protect against unexpected accidents or theft of the vehicle resulting from erroneous operation. When a warning message is displayed, take appropriate measures based on the displayed message.

When only an alarm sounds, circumstances and correction procedures are as follows.

Situation Correction procedure
The trunk was closed while the electronic key was still inside the trunk and all the doors were locked. Retrieve the electronic key from the trunk and close the trunk lid.
An attempt was made to lock the vehicle while a door was open. Close all of the doors and lock the doors again.
Situation Correction procedure
The power switch was turned to ACCESSORY mode while the driver's door was open (or the driver's door was opened while the power switch was in ACCESSORY mode). Turn the power switch off and close the driver's door.
The power switch was turned off while the driver's door was open. Close the driver's door.

■If "Key Detected in Vehicle" is shown on the multi-information display An attempt was made to lock the doors using the smart access system with pushbutton start while the electronic key was still inside the vehicle. Retrieve the electronic key from the vehicle and lock the doors again.

■Battery-saving function The battery-saving function will be activated in order to prevent the electronic key battery and the 12-volt battery from being discharged while the vehicle is not in operation for a long time.

■Turning an electronic key to battery-saving mode

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■Conditions affecting operation The smart access system with push-button start uses weak radio waves. In the following situations, the communication between the electronic key and the vehicle may be affected, preventing the smart access system with push-button start, wireless remote control and immobilizer system from operating properly.

■Notes for the entry function

■When the vehicle is not driven for extended periods

■To operate the system properly

■If an electronic key does not work properly

■Customization Settings (e. g. smart access system with push-button start) can be changed.

If the smart access system with push-button start has been deactivated in a customized setting, refer to the explanations for the following operations.

WARNING

■Caution regarding interference with electronic devices

Ask your Lexus dealer for details on disabling the entry function.

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