Keyless entry for trunk?

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by Soylent, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Soylent

    Soylent The v isn't a station wagon! It's just big boned

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    I have the package 3, and the trunk does not open when I have the fob in my pocket. I have to either touch the driver's door handle or push the unlock button twice on the fob...
    On my Gen II I can just walk up and pop the trunk, which is great when I have my hands full.
     
  2. Paradox

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    From this doc about trim levels; http://priuschat.com/attachments/2012-prius-v-product-info-pdf.32333/

    You can read that (trim/build/level) 5 gets the 3 door SKS system (two front doors and rear hatch). On the level 3 build they only put the antenna in the driver side front door to save costs. I have read of a Prius Chat hatchback owner that bought and installed the system on the 2 other doors, but is was not cheap or easy.

    I write too slow to beat Mark to the response.
     
  4. Soylent

    Soylent The v isn't a station wagon! It's just big boned

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    Thanks. I'm a little disappointed with Toyota. I can't understand why they would install SKS on just one door. The technology is mature and quite common now
     
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    The Prius c trims Three and Four (the only ones with SKS) both have the 3-door system.
     
  6. Soylent

    Soylent The v isn't a station wagon! It's just big boned

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    Considering the v is marketed towards small family or minivan owners, this makes even less sense
     
  7. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Its called marketing or positioning. They want you to buy the highly optioned five. Just like you don't get leather on a three or even leather on the armrests unless you pay a monstrous extra. Or LED headlights. Or DRLs. Or 14-way power seats unless you go to the Lexus version.

    Sure they can but they want to have a car at every price point that competes well with others at that price point. When others have 'em or when they think they need them to gain an edge or a late in the model life boost to sales they will add them.
     
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    Chazz8 Gadget Lover

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    The answer to your question is money.

    That statement pretty much works for everything.
     
  9. sURFNmADNESS

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    I was a little disappointed with this also. My wife has an 06 Prius which has all 3 doors and is only mid level with fabric seats. As was my 2007 Camry Hybrid I traded in for this v. The v has the same wheel base though, 3x the trunk room with 10+ better mpg than the TCH. Guess I can do with out 3 door access, or even passing my foot back and forth under the rear bumper.... ;)
     
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    Sadly, you don't get DRLs with the v Five... Despite what the marketing materials and owners manual state.
     
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    Yeah, I know they want you to upgrade, but some people like cloth seats.

    I am disappointed to not have this feature in my Prius v 3 model. Especially since the considerably lesser priced Prius c has it in its 3 model.
     
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    Bumping a thread from the dead....

    I just realized today after buying my 2014 v three a couple days ago that it unfortunatley does not have sks on the passenger side door and the trunk hatch!! Why would the c and liftback three get this feature but not the v?

    What does the three provide that a base two v doesn't? In my old 2013 liftback three the main reason I chose a three over a two was the 3 door sks! W/o the 3 door sks all a three v gives you is nav/entune/ and back up cam, which is now standard for 2015 across all lines...right?

    Slightly disappointed as I automatically assumed that it was one of the features as all other Pri decked out in the three trim have it. But my fault for assuming I guess.

    :(

    It's my wife's car so she will have to deal with it but I'm sure I'll hear about it after she realizes it's not there as I told her it was when we bought it.
     
  13. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Go to the list of trim level three and five differences and prepare to hear about it.
     
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    Yeah, it was fixed for 2015. The Prius v Three now includes 3-dr SKS.

    I think the Three added Display Audio w/ nav.
     
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    Thanks for posting. Just read through that thread. I don't want it that bad. Seems like a whole heck of a lot of work that I'm not qualified to do and would probably screw up.


    Darn, Go figure though right, I buy a leftover 14 and it doesn't have what I thought it did and it gets fixed on the 15's. Oh well. We got a good deal on it that I would not have gotten on a 2015 and wifey is happy. :)
     
  17. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    I find that reaching into my pocket and pressing the door unlock button twice unlocks the trunk hatch on a '12 v three. This won't work for ladies with keys in their purses and stuff in their hands. But for me pushing a grocery store cart towards the car, it is unlocked when I grasp the hatch. I know by feel where the button is on the fob and the fob is always in the same pocket.
     
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    You can set the system to unlock all doors with the first button press.
     
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    Can you? On our Prius hatchback level 3, it can be set to open one door or all doors using the driver's door SKS, but the remote still requires two presses to unlock all doors.
     
  20. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Things get confusing on the forum. We all assume our cars are the norm and reply from our experience. Between the model year, model level, options and even country where purchased, it isn't necessarily so.

    So between the profile of the poster and any comments they made within the message, I try to guess if their equipment is like mine.