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Thread: '05 Prius Battery Drain
07-04-2005 03:54 AM #11
'05 Prius Battery Drain
I've been away for about a week a couple of times and had no sign of problems on returning to my Prius. That said - I have the model without the 'smart' key.
I've heard from other drivers about other problems with the smart key, perhaps it's not so smart after all.
A possible issue is where you leave the key, it seems that the car can detect the key at a much greater range than it operates, and if the key is close but not near enough, eg in a room next to the garage it keeps checking the distance to see if it should activate.