Yaris Smart Entry and Keyless Go

Toyota Yaris – Smart Entry and Keyless Go

The new Toyota Yaris is the perfect partner for your busy life, with Smart Entry and Keyless Go making it quicker and easier to simply jump in and get going.

Forget rummaging around in your bag, or checking every pocket on your person – simply choose the Smart Pack when buying the Yaris Excel and away you go. It’s the smart thing to do, as our short film demonstrates:

Smart Entry and Keyless Go allows you to keep the key safe in your bag or pocket, as the car will automatically detect the key’s presence and unlock when you pull the door handle.

From there, a simple press of the ‘Power’ button will start the car and you can easily drive away. And when you reach your destination, close the door and briefly touch the lock sensor on the door handle to lock the Yaris.

The system even works with the rear hatch – simply press the main button to unlock the door, and a smaller lock button to lock it.

Toyota’s Smart Entry and Keyless Go system is just another example of how the compact Yaris is the ideal car for the modern motorist. For more information on the new Toyota Yaris, visit the Toyota UK website or explore more features of the Yaris below.

See also:
Toyota Yaris – Reversing Camera
Toyota Yaris – Practicality and Space
Toyota Yaris – Parking Assist
Toyota Yaris – Daytime Running Lights
Toyota Yaris – Touch 2 Multimedia
Toyota Yaris – Accessories and Roof Racks

Comments (22)

  1. Hi, I lost my remote but still have the key. I can get into my car but is there anyway I can start it without the remote?

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for getting in touch. If you could please provide a reg or VIN number, we will be able to assist you further.

  2. Hi, I recently bought a used Yaris Hybrid 2012 model with push button start (remote entry, not keyless).
    The issue is the READY light doesn’t always light, so sometimes I can get in and it will show READY straight away, and other times I can be sitting there for some time, trying over and over before it will show READY.
    I have found the battery in the remote (both remotes) run down quickly, even though I use expensive Duracell type. They only last a few weeks.
    I am not entirely sure this is the cause of intermittent no start, as I have also had the same issue with a brand new battery.

    Am I using the correct batteries? they are CR2032 as per handbook.

    Thanks for any advise.
    Wendy.

    1. Hi Wendy,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      There are a couple of things that could be happening here:
      1) The ready light will only come on if the button is pushed and the foot brake is being pushed. If the button is pushed with no foot brake on not pushed hard enough the button will need to be pushed several times to cycle it around again
      2) Remote batteries should last about a year +. It sounds like the keys are being put in a trouser pocket or bag and the buttons are getting pushed causing the key to work all the time. You can get FOB protectors from EBAY and AMAZON.
      Hope this helps.

  3. I’ve had my Toyota Yaris from new in Sept 2016, it recently had its first service, since which time I’ve had problems with the keyless entry. Often (at least 20 times in the last 3 weeks) usually when the front passenger door is closed for some reason the keyless light comes on as if the key has left the vehicle – it has not – sometimes after a couple of seconds it goes off – sometimes longer (but might just feel longer). Dealership told me they wold call me back – no one did – 2 weeks later I call and complain again to be told to take it in and they would do a diagnostic test – returned an hour later to be told they couldnt find the fault, they hadnt done any ‘diagnostic test’ they had simply tried to get the error to occur and apparently it hadnt – however as soon as I got in the car with the service guy it did the same problem – his answer ‘oh thats normal, dont worry unless you lose power’. Really? well it wasnt ‘normal’ for the first 12 months. The first time it happened I had no power and was worried – but it came back on about 30 seconds or so later. Since then when it happens I dont even attempt to move until it goes off. Today, following his advice to ignore it, I pulled off only for it to then start beeping at me. Did they do an update on the service that is causing this?I am loosing all confidence in it and so am constantly worried – NOT what I expect from a car 13 months old with 8000 miles on the clock.

    1. Hi Sue,
      We’re sorry to hear this. We have a few followup questions for you:
      1) When the keyless light comes on, could you explain which light and what colour is it?
      2) When you say no power, is it that it will not drive due to lack of engine power or is it no electrical power?
      3) Where the key is placed when this is happening, in the car/bag/coat?
      Many thanks.

  4. Hello, I have a Toyota Yaris with a keyless start and my key’s battery died. Is there anyway to start the car manually, in the same way I can open the door manually with the manual key?

    1. Hi Rita,

      Thanks for getting in touch with us. I’m afraid you cannot start the car manually, you will need to replace the battery. Please let us know if you are unsure on how to replace your battery.

      Thanks

      Maria

      1. Hello, I changed the battery and the car still won’t start. Nothing electronic in the car is working. Not even my hazard lights or the light inside the car when I open the door manually. What do u think the issue is?! I’ve tried both keys, and changed their batteries, and still nothing ..

          1. Oh no! 🙁 As someone will need to look at the keys, we would suggest giving your nearest dealer a call so they can try and help resolve the problem for you. Please let us know if you have any issues contacting them.

            Thanks

            Maria

    2. you can start your car even if the battery died. Place the remote against the start button and press it.
      But you wont be able to unlock the door with the remote. U need to use the key in there

  5. Hi Toyota,

    Absolutely disappointed with the quality of your manufacturing. Bought a Brand New Yaris Hybrid roughly a month ago and today it has refused to start altogether due to a faulty yellow key light. Eventually have to call the breakdown service AA only to find out that it needs a trip to the dealership. In the first set of checks, the dealership is unable to figure out any faults through their computer systems and the misery continues……………. Eventually have to leave the car at the dealership now and waiting to hear back from them.

    Is this what you call quality of manufacturing? Is this why I bought a brand new car?

    Absolutely unhappy customer who will never buy a Toyota again and will suggest others the same as well

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