Lost keys car still turns on

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  1. AlexRendon

    AlexRendon New Member

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    I lost my keys to a 2013, guessing iis V type.

    Im going on 3 days and car still turns on. Yet i cant find the keys anywhere inside the car.

    Is the car NOT suppose to turn back on if the keys end up lost miles away ?

    I just dont get it. Maybe i need to remove the seats. Has anyone had similar problem? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
     
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    The keys are likely somewhere in the car.
     
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    Clean your car and you will likely find your keys
     
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    use a flashlight between the front seats and the console. look from the front, top and rear. slide the seats all the way forward and rearward.
    the car will not start without a fob, but you can drive it without one, if you don't shut it down.
     
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    Have you checked your behind? Perhaps they are stuffed in there?
     
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    Only until the fob battery dies Amigo. After that he is going to have to find the key fob in the car.
     
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    Where at in Houston are you?:D:D:D
     
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    The RFID chip does not require a battery in order to work.......does it ??
     
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    Would the car beep a warning, that keys are left in the car, every time the driver's door is opened?
     
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    The RFID feature doesn't use a battery at all, but its functional range is just an inch or two from the Power button. So when lost, this feature cannot work.
     
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    It does not, however the fob is not in the slot. It’s lost somewhere in the car. So when the battery in the fob dies, so does the car.

    Edit: never mind, it’s a Prius V. There is no slot you have to hold the key by the start button to start it with a dead fob battery.
     
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    Don’t know. I know my gen 2 lets out 1 beep after I shut down the car when the fob battery is low. It’s in the owners manual even.

    I just had to change the battery in my spare fob yesterday. Battery was deader than Disco. At least I know my emergency key works now.
     
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    You know, your right. Don’t know about a V but my gen 2 has a lock out feature to keep you from accidentally locking the fob in the car. I wonder if someone hid a fob somewhere and by the OP using another key it overrode that feature with the hidden key? Or someone put an extra RFID chip by the start button under the dash?
     
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