2013 Prius door fob works when the open button is depressed but not automatically when approaching the driver's side door. Any fixes? Dealer says they have to take apart door to check.

Asked by Mar 17, 2017 at 01:35 PM about the 2013 Toyota Prius

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The fob which is designed to open driver's side door automatically when near
stopped working on both fobs.  New batteries in fobs did not change things.  
Dealer says they have not seen this problem before and would need to take
apart the door to check on it.  Are there any other things to try first?  The fob
does work when you press the unlock button.

1 Answer


Most 2013 Priuses have smart key sensors at the front passengers doo and rear hatch or liftback as well. What trim level is your Prius? Do you know if you have sensors at those locations? Are they working at those locations? If the SKS is working at the other doors, I agree with the dealer. Otherwise it may be that someone accidentally turned SKS off or interference. We've sometimes had trouble if the smart key is deep in a bag, next to a phone or other electronics, or too far from or close to the car door.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Prius Questions

Toyota Prius Experts

#1 raae
Reputation 620
#2 TupeloMS
Reputation 590
#3 jrdregs
Reputation 410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
34 Great Deals out of 1,666 listings starting at $2,400
Used Honda Civic
323 Great Deals out of 4,405 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Prius v
5 Great Deals out of 102 listings starting at $13,999
Used Toyota Corolla
180 Great Deals out of 3,722 listings starting at $2,490
Used Toyota Prius c
3 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $8,900
Used Honda Accord
84 Great Deals out of 1,181 listings starting at $1,888
Used Toyota RAV4
69 Great Deals out of 3,028 listings starting at $2,688
Used Toyota Prius Plug-in
6 listings starting at $19,295
Used Honda CR-V
48 Great Deals out of 2,440 listings starting at $1,895
Used Honda Fit
20 Great Deals out of 700 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Yaris
42 Great Deals out of 725 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Volt
121 listings starting at $14,850
Used Honda Accord Hybrid
55 listings starting at $19,798
Used Mazda MAZDA3
211 Great Deals out of 2,608 listings starting at $1,498

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Prius For Sale
63 listings starting at $25,995
2016 Toyota Prius For Sale
5 listings starting at $24,250
2015 Toyota Prius For Sale
7 listings starting at $19,877
2014 Toyota Prius For Sale
11 listings starting at $17,000
2013 Toyota Prius For Sale
15 listings starting at $13,614

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.