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350 FS Keyless Entry Touch Issue

 
Old 03-12-19, 08:35 AM
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When I approach my car and grab the handle to unlock it it sometimes takes a second or two or an extra pull of the handle before it will unlock.
First thing I did was replace the batteries in both my fobs a couple months ago.
Looking into this I also didn't realize you can lock the doors with a touch. This too takes a second or two to work or a sencod or third touch to the handle.
I typically have my key fob hanging out of my jean pocket so it shouldn't be a signal issue and it does it with both fobs.
Just wondering if anyone else has a similar problem or if that is just the normal operation which is annoyance because compared to the keyless touch entry on our 15' 4runner ltd. it kind of sucks.
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Old 03-13-19, 01:07 PM
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Mine has always taken a little extra moment more than I wish it did.
If I just walk up and yank it, it doesn't work. I don't think I'd call it 2 seconds though.
I've "mostly" trained myself to pause very briefly in the handle.
Ditto with locking.

Did this change suddenly or drift over time?
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Old 03-13-19, 01:16 PM
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Thanks for the response scooky. It has been that way since I got it last year. I had one fob with a low battery so I figured that was just it but I replaced both batteries and it made no difference. You are right it is not 2 seconds but it will take two attempts before it unlocks. I am used to just being in my stride when I go to get in a car and the 4runner seams to work like it knows I am getting ready to ****** the door open and hop in.
I just want to confirm this is normal for the vehicle or something else is going on because even though I know it is going to do it, I still get frustrated having to pause or pull the handle twice. If anyone else has this problem or can confirm it is not normal please let me know.
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Old 03-13-19, 05:10 PM
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I have the same problem some of the time. When locked if you pull on the handle before the car has a chance to recognize the fob (and a hand with or without a glove) it won't open. When trying to lock the car a touch of the handle close to the back (the unhinged side) of it works but sometime it doe not lock instantly.
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Old 03-14-19, 06:08 AM
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Same here for locking or unlocking the car. Sometimes it is <= a second, the rest of the time it is ~2 seconds. I've never been bothered by it...just need to be in the habit of waiting an extra second before pulling on the handle or walking away after touching the handle to lock.
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Old 03-15-19, 04:02 AM
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I agree with all the other comments. The same goes for our 14 IS350 and 15 RC350.
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